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Ophthalmologist Dr. Robert Kersten explores blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. This is a surgical procedure to remove skin and to add or remove fat from the eyelids.
Premiere Date: 1/5/2015
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Dr. Daniel M. Schwartz discusses the many ways diabetes can impact vision. The importance of good blood glucose and blood pressure control will be emphasized. New treatments and imaging methods for ocular diabetes will be reviewed. Recorded on 11/18/2014.
Premiere Date: 12/29/2014
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The bedrock of Clark Kerr's Californian Model of higher education was a compact between individual self-realization and the common good which gave every family a stake in a higher education system committed to expanding opportunity for all. This compact endured surprisingly well through the collectivist anti-statism of the 1960s student revolt and the more individualist anti-statism of the 1970s/1980s tax revolt, but its basis is now eroded. While higher education has never been more globally effective, its social foundations have fractured. The cost of tuition is outstripping the capacity to pay. In societies becoming more unequal, elite universities are moving further out of reach, while the quality of mass higher education is under growing pressure. Amid a one-sided emphasis on instrumental private benefits, the public mission of the university is in question, not only in the United States but elsewhere
Premiere Date: 12/25/2014
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Premiere Date: 12/23/2014
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) demonstrates high heritability, familial clustering and ~4:1 male to female bias, yet the causes are only partially understood, due to extensive clinical and genetic heterogeneity. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) promises added value to identify novel ASD risk genes, as well as new mutations in known loci, but an assessment of its full utility in an ASD group has not been performed.
Premiere Date: 12/22/2014 Hits/Views: 35,257
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Age-related macular degeneration affects up to 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 75, and it represents the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. Dr. Jacque L. Duncan describes research in recent years that has identified risk factors for vision loss in patients with age-related macular degeneration; some risk factors are modifiable through lifestyle changes like smoking cessation and vitamin supplementation. In addition, recent advances in research have revolutionized treatment for the most severe form of age-related macular degeneration. Recorded on 11/04/2014.
Premiere Date: 12/22/2014
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The high participation higher education system first developed in California has spread to national systems across the world. In 2012 more than half of high school graduates were enrolled in higher education in over fifty countries. Simon Marginson, Professor of International Higher Education at the Institute of Education in London, explains that at the same time there has been a great growth in the level of cross-border engagement and American universities are collaborating all over the world. Although the United States continues to sustain the leading higher education and research system, the university world is rapidly become more plural, with growing educational participation in Latin America, a renaissance in Western Europe, and above all the rise of East Asia as the third great zone of universities and science.
Premiere Date: 12/18/2014
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How the embryonic nervous system is assembled and the adult brain is modified depend on both genes and the environment - experiences such as learning and memory that can radically change the brain's wiring or neuronal function. Professor Spitzer will discuss his studies that have provided a new look at how neuronal wiring is assembled in the developing brain and the impact that environment has on continually shaping the brain later in life.
Premiere Date: 12/16/2014
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Despite exciting advances in our awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there has been relatively little progress in prevention of this form of neurodevelopmental disorder, or in the development of evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for people with ASD and their families. In addition, most of what is known about the epidemiology, genetics, clinical manifestation and course, treatment, and nearly every other aspect of autism is based on research in high income countries, where fewer than 10% of births occur and less than 20% of the population lives globally. Maureen Durkin, director of the Graduate Program in Population Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, reviews some of the recent developments in the epidemiology of ASD and describe opportunities to expand the horizons of ASD epidemiolog.
Premiere Date: 12/15/2014 Hits/Views: 88,397
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The lens is a remarkable structure that plays a critical role in the optical system of the human eye. Dr. Cynthia S. Chiu presents an overview of the lens, including embryologic development, biochemistry, and physiology, providing the foundation to a discussion about diseases of the lens, including presbyopia (age-related loss of lens accommodation) and pediatric- and adult-onset cataract. Cataract surgery has evolved over centuries and new procedures aim to perfect the optical system of the eye in addition to cataract removal. Surgical videos and information on the latest intraocular lens implants, as well as considerations for simultaneous correction of myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), presbyopia, and astigmatism (irregular corneal shape), are featured. Recorded on 10/28/2014.
Premiere Date: 12/15/2014
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In partnership with City Lights Books, who first published Frank O'Hara's "Lunch Poems" 50 years ago, this special event features readings from a newly expanded edition that also includes communiqués by O'Hara pulled from the City Lights archive housed at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. Participants include: Garrett Caples, C. S. Giscombe, Jayne Gregory, Robert Hass, Owen Hill, Elaine Katzenberger, Evan Klavon, giovanni singleton, Julianna Spahr, and Matthew Zapruder. Recorded on 10/02/2014.
Premiere Date: 12/12/2014
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Fifty years on, Clark Kerr's multiversity and the Californian Master Plan for higher education stand as signal high points in the building of not just great public institutions but high participation modern human society. Simon Marginson, Professor of International Higher Education at the Institute of Education in London, explains that key features of the Californian Model have become a universal template for research universities and system design. Seminal ideas and practices of higher education developed by Clark Kerr, Martin Trow, Burton Clark and others continue to colonize the thinking of policy makers, scientists, scholars, students and citizens, with profound effects not just in the United States but in every country. Yet the Californian Model of Higher Education - which long appeared everywhere else to be ahead of its time - was also specific to its own time and place. The conditions in which it was born, and which nurtured its flourishing, have changed. Recorded on 09/30/2013.
Premiere Date: 12/11/2014
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Join Neal Driscoll for an illuminating look at how Scripps scientists are working to understand and monitor earthquakes. Learn how scientists model the potential impacts of major events in Southern California.
Premiere Date: 12/10/2014
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One hundred years ago, the Maserati brothers founded their first car workshop in Bologna. Take a look at the celebrations to mark the centenary of the Italian company.
Premiere Date: 12/10/2014
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Nierenberg Award 2014: Michael Pollan
Premiere Date: 12/9/2014
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Sandra Encalada describes her work that interfaces the fields of cell biology, genetics and biochemistry in the understanding of the role of cellular motor-based transport in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Premiere Date: 12/9/2014
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Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Dr. Shan Lin, Director of Glaucoma Service and Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at UCSF explains that in most cases, it is an insidious disease in which high eye pressure leads to damage of the optic nerve, and possible blindness in the later stages. There are two basic forms of glaucoma-the closed angle type versus the open angle type. Different racial groups have different susceptibility to each type. Treatments include eye drops, laser, and surgery. Recorded on 10/14/2014.
Premiere Date: 12/8/2014
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Domestication and Vocal Behavior in Finches Kazuo Okanoya, The University of Tokyo Did Homo sapiens Self-Domesticate? Richard Wrangham, Harvard University The Domesticated Brain Terrence Deacon, UC Berkeley Recorded on 10/10/2014.
Premiere Date: 12/8/2014
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Hosted by Robert Hass and University Librarian Thomas C. Leonard, this event features distinguished faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines introducing and reading a favorite poem. This year's participants: La Dawn Duvall (Visitor & Parent Services), Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Steven Finacom (Capital Projects), Alex Mastrangeli (English), Steve Mendoza (University Library), Carolyn Merchant (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management), Associate University Librarian Erik Mitchell, Shannon L. Monroe (University Library), and Kimmen Sjölander (Bioengineering) Recorded on 09/04/2014.
Premiere Date: 12/5/2014
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The Domesticated Brain Terrence Deacon, UC Berkeley Neotenous Gene Expression in the Developing Human Brain Philipp Khaitovich, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology The Domestication Syndrome and Neural Crest Cells: A Unifying Hypothesis Tecumseh Fitch, University of Vienna Recorded on 10/10/2014.
Premiere Date: 12/4/2014
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