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The Mind and Methods of V.S. Ramachandran
05/26/2016
In the first chapter of his book, Phantoms in the Brain, premier neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran quotes Sherlock Holmes: “I know, my dear Watson, that you share my love of all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routines of everyday life.” It was this “Sherlock Holmes” aspect of science and medicine – of … Continue reading "The Mind and Methods of V.S. Ramachandran"
Medical Care: More is Not Always Better
05/24/2016
If some medical care is good, more must be better. Right? Unfortunately, this is often not the case. In fact, the opposite can be true—some measures of health are worse in areas where people receive more health services. Join leaders in research and health policy at UCSF who highlight situations in which the overuse of … Continue reading "Medical Care: More is Not Always Better"
Prison Reform: Why Less is More
05/20/2016
What happens when prison sentences are reduced and non-violent criminals are set free? As UC Berkeley professor Steve Raphael argues, crime rates don’t rise and in some cases, they actually go down. Hear why alternatives to “tough on crime” sentencing guidelines can make communities safer as California and other states rethink their policies on punishment. … Continue reading "Prison Reform: Why Less is More"
Fish Stories
05/13/2016
The keynotes from climate scientist Ralph Keeling and biologist Stephen Mayfield on the impacts of climate change on the ocean were terrific – but it was Rob Ruiz, the executive chef of The Land and Water Company who really stood out. He talks here about how he traveled the world to observe local, sustainable sourcing … Continue reading "Fish Stories"
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