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Hard Earth Talk: How Biodiversity Loss Hurts Human Health

The Anthropocene -- the current geological age, shaped largely by human actions on the climate and the rest of Earth -- has been called the “sixth mass extinction.” One reason that’s a problem is that roughly half the new drugs approved in the United States over the past quarter century have come from nature. Endangered polar bears are insulin-resistant and so may hold clues to curing Type 2 diabetes. Biodiversity is crucial to medical research, and it’s threatened

Speaker: Jassi Pannu

Tuesday, 02/05/19


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Stanford University
374 Santa Teresa St, Roble Theater
Stanford, CA 94305