Exploring new treatments to improve patients' lives.
Explore the origins of schizophrenia through research involving two individuals living with the disorder. Studying mice with genetic alterations like those found in these patients has provided insights into the brain mechanisms underlying schizophrenia symptoms. Discover new treatment strategies that researchers are developing to enhance the lives of individuals affected by schizophrenia. Presenter: Maltesh Kambali, PhD.
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Between Two Worlds: Bicultural Emerging Adults' Navigation of Interpersonal Conflict | October 4, Noon
Global migration has given rise to a growing population of emerging adults who navigate multiple cultures: biculturals. Interviews with these individuals highlight the challenges posed by expectations around diverse values and ways of life from both family and friends. Learn how the experiences of biculturals can inform new strategies for conflict management in different social spheres.
Understanding Schizophrenia: Improvements in Treatment Effectiveness and Precision | October 11, Noon
Explore the origins of schizophrenia through research involving two individuals living with the disorder. Studying mice with genetic alterations like those found in these patients has provided insights into the brain mechanisms underlying schizophrenia symptoms. Discover new treatment strategies that researchers are developing to enhance the lives of individuals affected by schizophrenia.
Dating Matters: The Science of Healthy Intimate Relationships | October 25, Noon
Cultivating and nurturing intimate relationships is an important part of many people's daily lives; each relationship is as unique as the people involved. Delve into healthy relationships' emotional and physical benefits and learn to recognize positive signs, identify red flags, and navigate the complexities of love and connection.
Food as Medicine: Harnessing the Healing Power of Nourishment | November 1, Noon
Scientific evidence supports incorporating natural and plant-based foods into diets to promote health. Discover the potential of food as medicine in preventing and managing conditions such as inflammation, hypertension, and diabetes. Learn how nutritional therapy, guided by health professionals, can serve as an effective alternative to traditional medications or complement their effects.
Navigating Noise: Clear Communication and Hearing Conservation | November 8, Noon
Have you ever had difficulty hearing in noisy places like restaurants or parties? Hearing in noisy situations can be a challenge for some people despite having no diagnosis of hearing loss. This can cause people to avoid social gatherings and affect their mental health. Discover the science behind hearing in noisy situations.
All About Process: How Ultra-Processed Foods Impact Health | November 15, Noon
What is the difference between potatoes and potato chips? One is the natural form, while the other is ultra-processed. With different nutrient profiles, the body responds to each in distinct ways. Americans widely consume ultra-processed foods, yet their health implications remain unclear to many. Learn more about how these food products affect your health.