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Ocean Adventures: Call of the Killer Whale (4/16/09)

Jean-Michel Cousteau, Explorer; Environmentalist; Educator; Producer

“I’ve always said, if you protect the ocean, you protect yourself,” says Cousteau. The son of Jacques travels to the most extreme locations on Earth, combining science with storytelling, to reveal how the ocean is connected with our own lives. His "Ocean Adventures" series and killer whale documentary bring to light the threats to sea life because of human activity, and ways we can protect these important creatures. Read more »

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Chronic Disease and Microbial Pathogenesis (4/21/09)

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Homer Boushey, Chief, Division of Allergy & Immunology, UCSF Read more »

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Perlan Project: Exploring the Stratospheric Polar Night Jet by Sailplane (4/29/09)

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Einar Enevoldson, Team Leader, Perlan Project; Aeronautical Engineer; Experimental Test Pilot Read more »

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Richard Wrangham: Did Cooking Make Us Human? (6/10/09)

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Richard Wrangham, Professor of Biological Anthropology, Harvard University

Renowned primatologist Wrangham offers a startling new argument about how we came to be the social, intelligent and sexual species we are today. Our ancestors were apelike beings the size of chimpanzees until two million years ago, when homo erectus was born and we became human. What caused this extraordinary transformation? Wrangham argues that cooking created the human lineage. He will explain his bold theory. Read more »

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Brain Health Symposium: Daniel G. Amen (8/26/09)

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Patty James, M.S. C.N.C., Vital Health Educator; Nutrition Coach
William B. Grant, Ph.D., Health Researcher, SUNARC
Daniel G. Amen, M.D. , Medical Director, Amen Clinics, Inc.
Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Director, UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center
Phil Jacklin, Ph.D., Past President, Smart Life Forum
Judith Orloff, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Read more »

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Brain Health Symposium: Patty James (8/26/09)

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Patty James, M.S. C.N.C., Vital Health Educator; Nutrition Coach
William B. Grant, Ph.D., Health Researcher, SUNARC
Daniel G. Amen, M.D. , Medical Director, Amen Clinics, Inc.
Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Director, UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center
Phil Jacklin, Ph.D., Past President, Smart Life Forum
Judith Orloff, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Read more »

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Brain Health Symposium: Adam Gazzaley (8/26/09)

Patty James, M.S. C.N.C., Vital Health Educator; Nutrition Coach
William B. Grant, Ph.D., Health Researcher, SUNARC
Daniel G. Amen, M.D. , Medical Director, Amen Clinics, Inc.
Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Director, UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center
Phil Jacklin, Ph.D., Past President, Smart Life Forum
Judith Orloff, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Read more »

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Brain Health Symposium: Judith Orloff (8/26/09)

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Patty James, M.S. C.N.C., Vital Health Educator; Nutrition Coach
William B. Grant, Ph.D., Health Researcher, SUNARC
Daniel G. Amen, M.D. , Medical Director, Amen Clinics, Inc.
Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Director, UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center
Phil Jacklin, Ph.D., Past President, Smart Life Forum
Judith Orloff, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Read more »

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Judith Horstman: The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain (10/26/09)

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Judith Horstman, Journalist; Author; Teacher

What’s your brain doing, right now? Award-winning journalist Horstman writes about health and medicine for doctors as well as the general public. Her work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide and on the Internet. Come here Horstman discuss what your brain is doing as you go through a typical day sleeping, waking, fighting, loving and making important decisions. Read more »

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Walter Bortz: Next Medicine: The Revolution that Will Save American Health (12/8/09)

Walter Bortz, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Rife with inefficiency, injustice, corruption and rising costs, current medicine is exhibiting all the symptoms of a languishing patient, says Bortz. It may be time to put our medical system through major therapy. Simultaneously, a rigorous new science is teaching us that prevention truly is the best way to stay healthy. Together, we have the makings of a revolution in the way Americans do health. Bortz will show us the way. Read more »

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