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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/robotics-surgeons-google-jandj target=_blank >Robotic Surgeons on the Horizon From Google, Johnson & Johnson Team</a>

KQED Science | March 27, 2015

Robotic Surgeons on the Horizon From Google, Johnson & Johnson Team

Your surgeon's favorite new assistant? A robotic arm. It may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but nimble robot hands are routinely used by surgeons in complex surgeries today. The field has grown dramatically in recent years, with hospitals around the country performing thousands of robot-assisted surgeries every year. And now, ...Read More

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<a href=http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201503261000?pid=RD19 target=_blank >National Park Service Director on the Future of America's Parks</a>

Forum | March 26, 2015

National Park Service Director on the Future of America's Parks

Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service, talks about the future of our national parks.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/26/university-and-biotech-firm-team-up-on-colorblindness-therapy/ target=_blank >University and Biotech Firm Team Up on Colorblindness Therapy</a>

KQED Science | March 26, 2015

University and Biotech Firm Team Up on Colorblindness Therapy

Six years ago, husband-and-wife scientists used gene therapy to cure colorblindness in monkeys. Now they’re trying to make it work for the millions of people with faulty color vision.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/25/how-did-ebola-volunteers-know-where-to-go-in-liberia-crowdsourcing/ target=_blank >How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where to Go in Liberia? Crowdsourcing!</a>

KQED Science | March 25, 2015

How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where to Go in Liberia? Crowdsourcing!

From more than 900 miles away, Kpetermeni Siakor helped get volunteers to the right neighborhoods in his native Liberia during the height of the Ebola epidemic.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/03/25/frontline-vaccine-war-live-chat-wednesday-325-noon-pt/ target=_blank >Frontline ‘Vaccine War’ Live Chat; Wednesday 3/25, Noon PT</a>

State of Health | March 25, 2015

Frontline ‘Vaccine War’ Live Chat; Wednesday 3/25, Noon PT

Today Frontline hosts a live chat about its film The Vaccine War with KQED's Lisa Aliferis moderating.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/24/mutation-is-baked-into-the-chemistry-of-our-dna/ target=_blank >Mutation is Baked Into the Chemistry of Our DNA</a>

KQED Science | March 24, 2015

Mutation is Baked Into the Chemistry of Our DNA

Mutations are the raw stuff of evolution and they are built right into the chemistry of our DNA.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/20/ucsf-white-house-search-for-better-treatments-for-disease/ target=_blank >UCSF, White House Search for Better Treatments for Disease</a>

KQED Science | March 20, 2015

UCSF, White House Search for Better Treatments for Disease

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell toured UC San Francisco Mission Bay Thursday, to discuss the White House precision medicine initiative with UCSF’s scientists and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/19/digital-health-explodes-in-austin-a-visit-to-chiron-health/ target=_blank >Digital Health Explodes in Austin: A Visit to Chiron Health</a>

KQED Science | March 19, 2015

Digital Health Explodes in Austin: A Visit to Chiron Health

During the SXSW tech conference in Austin, Texas, this past week, we stopped by the office of Chiron Health, a local company that is helping bring virtual doctor visits to patients.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/18/mom-turns-grief-into-pediatric-cancer-innovation/ target=_blank >Mom Turns Grief Into Pediatric Cancer Innovation</a>

KQED Science | March 18, 2015

Mom Turns Grief Into Pediatric Cancer Innovation

Kezia Fitzgerald was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma while pregnant with her first child, but this was not the most devastating news she would receive that year.

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Newt Sex: Buff Males! Writhing Females! Cannibalism!

KQED Science | March 17, 2015 | 4 Comments

Newt Sex: Buff Males! Writhing Females! Cannibalism!

Every winter, California newts leave the safety of their forest burrows and travel as far as three miles to mate in the pond where they were born. Their mating ritual is a raucous affair that involves bulked-up males, writhing females and a little cannibalism.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/16/a-crispr-solution-to-bubble-boy-disease/ target=_blank >A CRISPR Solution to “Bubble Boy” Disease?</a>

KQED Science | March 16, 2015

A CRISPR Solution to “Bubble Boy” Disease?

Researchers are racing to see what kinds of diseases might be cured through a hot new gene-editing technique. But if CRISPR lives up to the hype, who — other than patients — will profit?

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2015/03/13/startups-entrepreneurs-try-to-solve-medical-records-debacle/ target=_blank >Startups, Entrepreneurs Try to Solve Medical Records Debacle</a>

KQED Science | March 13, 2015

Startups, Entrepreneurs Try to Solve Medical Records Debacle

Startup companies are experimenting with new ways to unlock valuable patient information, in the hopes of lowering health care costs and improving the quality of care.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/03/10/new-earthquake-forecast-less-frequent-moderate-quakes target=_blank >New Earthquake Forecast: Less Frequent ‘Moderate’ Quakes</a>

KQED News | March 10, 2015

New Earthquake Forecast: Less Frequent ‘Moderate’ Quakes

If the inevitability of a big, damaging earthquake in our slice of California keeps you up at night, federal scientists have some good news and some bad news for you.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/03/09/apples-advance-into-medical-research-targets-preventative-care target=_blank >Apple’s Advance Into Medical Research Targets Preventative Care</a>

KQED News | March 10, 2015

Apple’s Advance Into Medical Research Targets Preventative Care

Apple's iPhone could transform medical research, the company said today, a process that hasn't seen much change in decades. At its launch event in San Francisco Monday, Apple announced ResearchKit, a new software system that is targeted to the health sector.

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<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/bringing-fish-up-from-the-deep/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bringing-fish-up-from-the-deep target=_blank >Bringing Fish up From the Deep</a>

QUEST | March 5, 2015

Bringing Fish up From the Deep

Scientists at the California Academy of Sciences have designed a portable decompression chamber to safely bring new fish species up from the ocean's "twilight zone."

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Study: Napa Quake Should Spur Retrofits to Older Buildings

KQED Science | March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Study: Napa Quake Should Spur Retrofits to Older Buildings

The Bay Area's worst shaker in 25 years revealed -- once again -- where the vulnerabilities are.

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From Drifter to Dynamo: The Story of Plankton

KQED Science | March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

From Drifter to Dynamo: The Story of Plankton

Most plankton are tiny drifters, wandering in a vast ocean. But where wind and currents converge they become part of a grander story… an explosion of vitality that affects all life on Earth, including our own.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/26/something-californians-can-agree-on-the-droughts-serious target=_blank >Something Californians Can Agree On: The Drought’s Serious</a>

KQED News | February 26, 2015

Something Californians Can Agree On: The Drought’s Serious

The Field Poll has been surveying Californians in good times and bad for decades, and rarely does it find respondents unanimous — or virtually unanimous — on anything. The Poll finds that 94 percent of Californians view the drought, now in its fourth year, as either extremely or somewhat serious.

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2015 Picks Up Where 2014 Record Heat Left Off

KQED Science | February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 Picks Up Where 2014 Record Heat Left Off

Last month was the second-hottest January on record globally, in a continuation of 2014's warmth.

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<a href=http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/02/18/in-californias-oil-patch-activists-fight-new-crude-by-rail-terminal target=_blank >In California’s Oil Patch, Activists Fight New Crude-By-Rail Terminal</a>

KQED News | February 18, 2015

In California’s Oil Patch, Activists Fight New Crude-By-Rail Terminal

Farmer and activist Tom Frantz lives in Shafter, a town just up the road from Bakersfield where oil rigs are as common as almond trees. But these days, his attention is focused on oil coming from outside the state, oil that comes in by train and unloads at at crude-by-rail terminals.

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