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Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited form of intellectual and development disabilities that is often accompanied by significant behavioral problems. It is due to a dynamic repeat sequence mutation in the X-linked FMR1 gene that occurs in about 1/4000 males and 1/8000 females. All mothers of children with FXS carry the FMR1 mutation in some form, most often the "premutation" form. There are other possible manifestations of the premutation, possibly exacerbated by genetic and environmental factors,which are just now being realized. Women with the premutation play a central role in the lives of their family members, commonly caring for a child and parent with fragile X related disabilities -this role demands their good health and well-being.

Patricia Weng, MD, gives an overview of Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract (CAKUT) and provides insight on understanding the management of patients with CAKUT.

Sandy Feng, MD, Chris Freise, MD and Allison Webber, MD discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with new kidney allocation. Recorded on 04/10/2015.

Humans are each home to trillions of microbes that have a widespread impact on our physiology and predisposition to disease. Peter Turnbaugh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF, explains. Recorded on 12/10/2015.

A third of premature deaths in the US are attributable to poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Only 10% of Americans eat a healthy diet consistent with current nutrition recommendations. Dr. Robert Baron explains why you should care about what you eat and how to eat for healthfully. Recorded on 02/17/2016.
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