Ancient DNA

Ancient DNA

Synopsis At the University of California, Santa Cruz, Beth Shapiro and Ed Green are trying to understand how populations, species and ecosystems change through time, particularly in response to environmental and other changes in their habitat.  They use the latest...
Mysteries of the Ocean

Mysteries of the Ocean

Synopsis In a lab at MIT, Roman Stocker is spying on the lives of microbes. He and his colleagues try to visualize—and understand—microscopic processes in the ocean that happen at a scale so small we have never before been able to observe them clearly in action in the...
In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food

Projects Synopsis Join best-selling author Michael Pollan on a fascinating journey to answer the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Cutting through confusion and busting myths and misconceptions, In Defense of Food shows how common sense and old-fashioned...
UCSF Global Health

UCSF Global Health

This series of videos for UCSF highlights the groundbreaking work the medical school is doing to prepare doctors to face the challenges of providing health care services to underserved communities all over the world, including those facing sudden crises due to natural...
Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Synopsis Few infectious diseases are growing faster than Lyme Disease, and its effects are devastating. In California, a group of six friends have founded the Bay Area Lyme Foundation to make Lyme Disease easy to diagnose and eventually to cure. The Foundation asked...