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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.

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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.

    Impacts of Our Changing Climate on Allergic Respiratory Disease

    Impacts of Our Changing Climate on Allergic Respiratory Disease

    People with allergies know that daily weather determines symptoms. Dr. Katherine Gunding explores how climate change is contributing to higher pollen counts and longer pollen seasons. Also, mold allergens that can cause severe asthma and respiratory symptoms are seen with rising sea levels, after hurricanes or with increased humidity. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 36096]

    • 29 min
    Killer Heat in the United States

    Killer Heat in the United States

    Throughout the US and around the world, extreme heat is on the rise. It's a trend that many of us have perceived even in our own lifetimes. We talk about how heat waves have gotten hotter, less bearable. Kristina Dahl, PhD Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists, explains that extreme heat already presents serious dangers to our health and livelihoods. She looks at data and talks about the future. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 35980]

    • 25 min
    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" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 35000]

    • 57 min
    Searching for Autism in our Social Brain

    Searching for Autism in our Social Brain

    Biological anthropologist Katerina Semendeferi describes how the human brain's extraordinary powers of social cognition may predispose only humans to conditions like autism and how she aids the search for the neurophysiology underlying these conditions. Series: "Women in Science" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 34330]

    • 10 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" [Health and Medicine] [Business] [Education] [Show ID: 35444]

    • 52 min
    Where is My Mother? Uncovering Mechanisms of Neglect in the Maternal Brain - CARTA presents Impact of Early Life Deprivation on Cognition – Danielle Stolzenberg

    Where is My Mother? Uncovering Mechanisms of Neglect in the Maternal Brain - CARTA presents Impact of Early Life Deprivation on Cognition – Danielle Stolzenberg

    In 2017 alone, an estimated 674,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect in the United States and over 1,000 of these children died from maltreatment. Mothers were the perpetrators in 69% of these cases. How does dysfunction in the maternal brain arise? Danielle Stolzenberg (UC Davis) describes new research that has shed some light on how the brain regulates maternal and neglectful responses to infants with a particular emphasis on how the brain might change as mothers transition between these two behavioral states. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Science] [Show ID: 35289]

    • 17 min

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