Examining the School-to-Prison Pipeline

submitted by: Jeremy Akiyama

Building Pathways to Education and Deconstructing Incarceration

Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Science of Snow

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Snow is an essential part of the 2014 Olympics. How it's formed and how it reacts has been studied by scientists for centuries and continues to this day. Sarah Konrad, a former Winter Olympian who is also a glaciologist at the University of Wyoming, along with Cort Anastasio, a chemistry professor at the University of California, Davis, discuss how humidity and temperature help form snow.

Provided by the National Science Foundation

The Transportation System Inside a Living Cell

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The Transportation System Inside a Living Cell by Clare Yu, University of California, Irvine, USA
Soft Active Materials
May 18, 2009 – May 21, 2009
Syracuse University, New York

Science Nation - Teens and Stress

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Ever wonder what is going on in the mind of a teenager, especially one who is stressed out? UCLA Psychologist Adriana Galvan is on a quest to find out. With support from the National Science Foundation, she's investigating the effects of daily stress on a teen's cognition and brain function. She is monitoring the daily stress of teens by having them carry a personal digital device that provides daily measures of stress over two weeks. She is also scanning their brains and measuring their...

Science Nation - Bird Courtship

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Fembot helps researchers study America's most bizarre bird. "The sage grouse is the most elaborate and extreme bird we have in the United States," says Gail Patricelli, an animal behaviorist at the University of California (UC), Davis. "We're basically trying to understand why we have animals that are as amazing and beautiful as the peacocks."

Science Nation: Unmanned Helicopters Could Help Air Traffic Controllers

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Unmanned Helicopters Could Help Air Traffic Controllers Small aircraft could have big impact on safety The chilling video of a small plane and helicopter colliding over the Hudson River in early August showed that technology can't always protect the crowded skies. Nine people died in that crash in New York City. Some answers to better collision avoidance systems may come from unusual tools: small, autonomous helicopters that are getting smarter all the time. "We're interested in...

Pharmacy Day

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Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and ScienceBridge host San Diego County high school students at Pharmacy Day which consists of hands-on activities led by School of Pharmacy students.

Protein Secretion and Vesicle Traffic : Part 3: Human Diseases of Vesicle Budding (32:28)

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Human COPII genes are duplicated and some may have evolved specialized functions. Two rare human diseases affect the activity of one of two copies of Sar1 and the Sec23A subunit of the COPII coat. Anderson's disease results in the failure of enterocytes of the absorptive epithelium to secrete large lipoprotein particles called chylomicrons. Point mutations in one of two copies of Sar1 results in the accumulation of chylomicrons in the ER. CLSD, a rare craniofacial disorder likely due to the...

Protein Secretion and Vesicle Traffic: Part 2: Biochemical Reconstitution of Transport Vesicle Budding (25:14)

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Secretion mutants that block protein exit from the endoplasmic reticulum define genes involved in the formation, targeting and fusion of a small vesicle intermediate. SEC genes corresponding to the mutants defective in vesicle budding define the cytoplasmic machinery responsible for transport vesicle morphogenesis. A biochemical reaction that reproduces ER vesicle budding was reconstituted with gently-broken yeast cells and pure recombinant Sec proteins required in vivo for this budding...

Understanding Functional Health Literacy and its Effects on Medication Use in the Underserved Population by Kimberly Tsai, UCSD PharmD Student

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This research study was conducted at the St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Family Health Center clinic in San Diego, CA.