Modest Alcohol Use Lowers Risk and Severity of Some Liver Disease

People with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) who consume alcohol in modest amounts – no more than one or two servings per day – are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-drinkers with the same condition, reports a national team of scientists led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

April 19, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

Although perceived as sheer fantasy by many, the magic depicted in the popular Harry Potter novels by author J.K. Rowling can be traced to Renaissance traditions that played a pivotal role in the development of modern science and medicine.  The UC San Diego Libraries have been selected by the U.S. National Library of Medicine to host “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” a traveling exhibit that sheds light on the Renaissance traditions featured in the Harry Potter canon.

April 19, 2012Arts, Events, General, Arts & Culture, Arts & Humanities, Events

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