Sex and chocolate
Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

Sex and chocolate

Join us as scientists Pascal Gangeaux and Francisco Villarreal discuss sex and chocolate!  Pascal will explain why it takes hundreds of millions of sperm to fertilize one egg, and Francisco will enumerate the history and health benefits of cocoa.

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Autism: Hype vs. Hope
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Autism: Hype vs. Hope

Scientists Leslie Carver and Eric Courchesne will delve into science's current understanding about autism.  Leslie will explore social reward processing in those with ASD, and Eric will explain why the constant reported "breakthroughs" haven't seemed to make a real difference yet.

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From the Highest Mountains to the Deepest Seas: Understanding Adaptations to Low Oxygen
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

From the Highest Mountains to the Deepest Seas: Understanding Adaptations to Low Oxygen

Join UCSD researchers Erica Heinrich, Michael Tift, Esteban Moy and Naomi Deacon as they discuss the genetic and physiological adaptations in human populations living more than 14,000 feet above sea level in the Tibetan and Peruvian highlands, mammals that experience low oxygen while diving at sea and during sleep apnea events on land, and laboratory research in animal models that aims to better understand system-wide low oxygen tolerance.

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Speakers (all UCSD):

  • Erica Heinrich
  • Michael Tift
  • Esteban Moya
  • Naomi Deacon
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