Posts Tagged ‘viruses’

Biodiversity and Disease

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
diseases, biodiversity, pathogens, viruses, ecosystems, habitats, economy, shannon bennett

How does biodiversity affect human health? Can we put a price tag on it?

Viruses For Good

Saturday, January 26th, 2013
viruses, HIV, AIDS, white blood cells, tips, gladstone, california academy of sciences, commonwealth club

Usually we think of viruses as bad. But what if we could transform these bad guys to do good, and have them help society instead of harm it?

Snake Virus

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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What is killing domestic snakes? UCSF and Academy scientists solve the mystery.

Deadly Dengue Virus

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
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This video was produced by youth participating in the 2012 Science in Action Summer Intensive. A project of the Academy’s Digital Learning Department, generously funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Gut Check

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Two UCSF researchers are trying to discover what trillions of microorganisms are doing in our guts.


Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Lightweight, mobile microscopes are not only being used in third world countries to diagnose disease, but also in classrooms to get kids excited about science.

Honey Bee Health

Friday, July 29th, 2011

What lives inside the honeybee? UC San Francisco researchers are uncovering the bee microbiome, hoping to stop Colony Collapse Disorder.

New Virus, Not Horror Film

Monday, July 18th, 2011

UC San Francisco scientists report on a new virus that jumped from monkey to human.

Infecting Pollen

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Pollen could harbor viruses– spreading the potentially deadly agents from bee to bee.

Species Loss and Human Health

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The loss of a species, from beneficial bacteria to charismatic mammals, can be devastating to the planet, and, according to a new study, harmful to human health.

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