Health and Medicine
Featured This Month
Can the secrets of the brain be decoded? Learn how finding meaningful patterns using big data is leading the way to big discoveries. Arthur W. Toga, PhD, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to discuss scientific approaches to mapping the brain and its functions.
Researchers are using wearable cameras and location-tracking devices to observe how people behave in real life. They look at how daily behavior patterns relate to health. Some of the participants are not worried about the information captured by these wearable devices, some are. While there is an ethical framework to protect participants the challenge is how to share accumulated data with other scientists. How can we balance protecting participant privacy and advancing scientific methods, which require outsiders to repeat our analyses?
Michael Conte, MD, Division of Vascular Surgery, UCSF. Recorded on 04/16/2016.
Each year in the United States, firearm violence results in approximately 30,000 deaths and 75,000 nonfatal injuries to patients seen in hospital emergency departments. Dr. Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program and UC Davis, discusses new research on the epidemiology of firearm violence, including mass shootings. Then, Dr. Amy Barnhorst explores the relationship between mental illness and firearm violence, and discusses firearm legislation that is aimed at people with mental illnesses. Recorded on 05/03/2016.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a developmental disorder that often interferes with a person's ability to communicate with and relate to others, affects about 1 in 68 school-age children. Dr. Bennett Leventhal, a psychiatry professor at UCSF, discusses the history and diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) such as autism and Asperger's. He also looks at the prevalence, assessment and risk factors. Recorded on 05/25/2016.
The Living Donor: Who Can and Who Cannot Donate - UCSF Kidney Transplant Program Update in Transplantation 2016
Chris Freise, MD Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, and Brian Lee, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine' Division of Transplantation, UCSF. Recorded on 06/03/2016.
Immunotherapy helps the body's immune system recognize cancer cells and attack them. Learn the history of this powerful weapon in the fight against cancer and find out how it is impacting cancer treatment today. Dr. Ezra Cohen joins Dr. David Granet to discuss the development of cancer vaccines, the importance of clinical trials and more.
Maximizing Human Potential Through Brain Health with Jonathan Rosand, MD -- Sages & Scientists Symposium 2016
Dr. Jonathan Rosand of Harvard Medical School presents a case study of his patient David Shaw, who suffered from viral encephalitis, and how he used integrative medicine, in conjunction with traditional medicine, to heal Shaw. Among the components in Rosand's personalized approach, encouraging patients to be more grateful and joyous. Rosand follows with a presentation on latest research on brain health. Recorded on 09/11/2016.
What is autism and how can we treat it? Karen Piece, PhD, co-director of the UC San Diego Co-Director, Autism Center of Excellence joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to define autism and share current research. Learn about the importance of early detection, creating standardized screenings, the search for diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, and what parents and pediatricians can do to help children with autism.