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Learn more about the contributions women have made to science, as well as discover the latest scientific findings and current research from women in the field today.

Women in Science (Audio) UCTV

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Learn more about the contributions women have made to science, as well as discover the latest scientific findings and current research from women in the field today.

    How Do We Know Humans are Impacting the Health of Our Planet? - Exploring Ethics

    How Do We Know Humans are Impacting the Health of Our Planet? - Exploring Ethics

    The ocean plays a major role in regulating Earth’s temperature through exchange of chemicals and microbes with the atmosphere. When waves break, ocean-derived biological species including viruses and bacteria are transferred into the atmosphere. These species can ultimately form clouds, altering precipitation and climate. Highlights will be presented of novel experiments being conducted in a unique ocean-atmosphere simulator developed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE). Kimberly Prather, Professor of Climate, Atmospheric Science, and Physical Oceanography at UC San Diego will focus on recent CAICE studies aimed at advancing our understanding of how the oceans influence human and planetary health. New insights will be discussed as well as future studies designed to unravel human versus microbial impacts on the changing Earth’s system. Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Show ID: 35000]

    • 57 min
    Dr. Catherine Lucey - A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today

    Dr. Catherine Lucey - A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today

    Catherine Lucey, MD is Vice Dean for Education and Executive Vice Dean for the UCSF School of Medicine. In her education role, she directs the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs of the School of Medicine. In her role as Executive Vice Dean, she serves on the executive management team for the Schools Differences Matters Initiative and oversees other strategic initiatives for the medical school and the campus. At UCSF, she led a major revamp of the medical school curriculum, placing more emphasis on the skills needed for 21st century physicians and lifelong learners. Series: "Women in Science" [Show ID: 35444]

    • 52 min
    Elements of the High Seas: A Tale of Two Metals and their Impact on Life

    Elements of the High Seas: A Tale of Two Metals and their Impact on Life

    Metals are vital to life functions. We have iron zinc and copper in us – but in the ocean is different. We know that organism evolve against the chemical constraints of their environments and Allison Butler looks at what kind of metalloenzymes are present in marine organisms.

    Series: "Women in Science" [Show ID: 35266]

    • 28 min
    Stem Cells to the Rescue: Saving the Northern White Rhino from Extinction

    Stem Cells to the Rescue: Saving the Northern White Rhino from Extinction

    There are only two Northern White Rhinos left on the planet. How can we reverse extinction to save them and use the lessons learned to help other endangered species? Marisa L. Korody, PhD of the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research shares how scientists are using the latest in stem cell technology for a genetic rescue. Series: "Women in Science" [Show ID: 35227]

    • 39 min
    Editing the Code of Life: Into the Future with CRISPR Technology with Jennifer Doudna - 2019 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest

    Editing the Code of Life: Into the Future with CRISPR Technology with Jennifer Doudna - 2019 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest

    Jennifer Doudna, co-discoverer of CRISPR-Cas9, discusses how genome editing with CRISPR technology is transforming biology. CRISPR-Cas9, an RNA-guided enzyme with remarkable abilities to recognize and cleave DNA, operates by mechanisms that both explain its biological function and provide insights into technology development. Doudna covers research into this amazing family of proteins: where they came from, how they work and how CAS-9-based technologies are revolutionizing research, biomedicine and agriculture. Series: "Frontiers of Knowledge" [Show ID: 35215]

    • 57 min
    Energy Efficient Software Development for the Internet of Things (IoT)

    Energy Efficient Software Development for the Internet of Things (IoT)

    Increasingly, Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications require energy efficiency, low-latency, privacy and security of code and data, and programming support that simplifies IoT software development and deployment. UCSB Professor of Computer Science Chandra Krintz presents a new distributed software platform and programming model that addresses these requirements for the next generation of IoT applications. Her research lab (the UCSB RACELab) develops novel approaches to code portability for heterogenous devices and IoT tiers, energy efficiency for resource-constrained execution, privacy and security control, and integration of IoT services (e.g. data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc.), and automated, multi-tier application deployment and management at scale — which together enable write-once, run-anywhere software development for IoT. Series: "Institute for Energy Efficiency" [Show ID: 35162]

    • 26 min

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