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What does the future hold for the treatment of Alzheimer s disease? Steven L. Wagner, PhD joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss the development of new drugs to aid in the fight. Wagner describes amyloid plaques as "the cholesterol of the brain" and is working to find a way to suppress its adverse effects.

A profile of Diane Havlir, MD and her work in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, from co-founding the much admired Getting to Zero consortium in San Francisco to her Sustainable East African Research on Community Health (SEARCH) study in a fishing village in Kenya. Both efforts include the three pillars that are central to stopping the epidemic preventing HIV infection with PrEP, testing and treating people immediately upon diagnosis of HIV, and retaining people in HIV care.

UC San Diego Associate Professor of Bioengineering Todd Coleman, PhD, shares his quest to develop health monitoring tattoos that hold promise to revolutionize healthcare and make medicine less invasive. Learn about the potential these technologies have for treating, monitoring, and diagnosing sleep apnea, delirium, GI issues and more.

Improvements in diagnostic imaging US, CT, MRI, PET have been spectacular and the use of imaging has soared over the last two decades driven by a combination of patient and physician demand. Dr. Rebecca Smith BindmanIs looks at the potential harm associated with radiation exposure and what you should do about it. Recorded on 02/23/2016.

Renowned physician and best-selling author Deepak Chopra shares his research from his new book, "Super Genes," showing how simple lifestyle changes can optimize how genes behave, which can lead to positive impacts on immunity, aging and chronic disorders. Chopra is presented by the Institute for Public Health and the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego.

Americans constitute 4.6% of the world's population and consume 80% of the world's opioids and 99% of the world s hydrocodone. There are five times more Americans with opioid substance use disorder than addicted to heroin. How did we get here and what can we do about it? Recorded on 03/17/2016.

Pros and cons of surgical bypass. Recorded on 04/16/2016.

The CDC estimates the rate of Autism to be 1/5%. This developmental neurological impairment has a dramatic impact on the life of the family. Stephen Sanders shares his insights into autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the use of genomics and bioinformatics to understand the etiology of ASD. Recorded on 05/18/2016.

Sandy Feng, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery, Director, Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program, Division of Transplantation, and Sindhu Chandran, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Transplantation, UCSF. Recorded on 06/03/2016.

Dr. Deepak Chopra opens with an explanation of the principles and values of meditation and then guides a session for students, staff and faculty of the University of California.

Immunotherapy helps the body s immune system recognize cancer cells and attack them. Learn the history of this powerful weapon in the fight against cancer and find out how it is impacting cancer treatment today. Dr. Ezra Cohen joins Dr. David Granet to discuss the development of cancer vaccines, the importance of clinical trials and more.

Foot and ankle injuries are common for both the weekend warrior and the professional athlete. Learn what can be done to both prevent and treat these injuries from Sonya Ahmed, MD, Chief of the Foot and Ankle Division at UC San Diego Health System. Dr. Ahmed, a former competitive athlete herself, discusses the lessons she has learned from her athletic career as well as her time working with Olympic competitors.

Exercise affecting the body / Can exercise heal? / Toning exercises for aging muscles / How much exercise is healthy? / A sty in the eye / Water Shiatsu: long-lasting relaxation / Helmet therapy for babies.

The Sages and Scientists Symposium presents "Health Science" with William Mobley, MD, Chair of the UC San Diego Dept. of Neuroscience; "The Microbiome and Health" with Rob Knight, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics at the UC San Diego School of Medicine; and "Biofield" with Shamini Jain, PhD, Asst. Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego. Recorded on 09/10/2016.

Cellular modeling may hold the key to unlocking some the most important questions about autism. Alysson R. Muotri, PhD joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to explain how his work is shedding light on not only the pathology of autism but potential new drugs.

What is autism and how can we treat it? Karen Piece, PhD, co-director of the UC San Diego Co-Director, Autism Center of Excellence joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to define autism and share current research. Learn about the importance of early detection, creating standardized screenings, the search for diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, and what parents and pediatricians can do to help children with autism.
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