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Move Better, Feel Better
08/11/2017
If you’re in pain, surgery may not be your only option. Many conditions, such as low back pain, dizziness, and osteoarthritis have been shown to respond as well or better to physical therapy than medications or surgery. Physical therapy often complements these interventions and offers far fewer side effects. Learn how physical therapists develop treatment … Continue reading "Move Better, Feel Better"
Aicardi-Goutieres: A Rare Disorder, A Unique Look into the Brain
08/10/2017
Using brains-in-a-dish (cortical organoids), the Muotri Lab at UC San Diego has developed a new treatment for Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome. This study not only identified the underlying mechanisms that drive AGS but has also led to surprising revelations about neuroinflammation. Learn how they repurposed HIV antiretroviral drugs to rescue mutated cells and what this research means … Continue reading "Aicardi-Goutieres: A Rare Disorder, A Unique Look into the Brain"
Confronting Climate Change
08/04/2017
Rosina Bierbaum, formerly of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and an Adaptation Fellow at the World Bank, shows how climate change will affect all regions and sectors of the economy, and disproportionately affect the poorest people on the planet. Therefore, improving the resilience, adaptation, and preparedness of communities must be … Continue reading "Confronting Climate Change"
Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind
07/28/2017
Experts who have addressed cases of extraordinary human cognitive abilities, from memory to music to language, explore what understanding cognitive anomalies can tell us about the development and evolution of uniquely human mental characteristics. Enjoy these fascinating explorations with the series Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind: Lessons for Anthropogeny. This series is co-sponsored by … Continue reading "Extraordinary Variations of the Human Mind"
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