In this issue, we assess the health toll of natural disasters, we premiere a video examining redwood forest ecology, and we present a report made in collaboration with Research!America highlighting the benefits of research to improve health.

We also invite you to join us for a special, free online event this evening—the 2021 Lasker Public Lecture featuring Karl Deisseroth, recipient of this year’s Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.

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The Health Toll of Natural Disasters

Floods and fires are becoming more frequent and more intense. Beyond the immediate damages there are long-term consequences for physical and mental health.

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A Walk in the Woods: After the Flames

What does a redwood forest look like, and sound like, in the wake of a devastating fire? See a forest in a new way in this new cinematic short from the Science Communication Lab, produced in partnership with the Lasker Foundation.

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A Look at the Diseases, Conditions, and Disorders That Impact Our Lives

A new report produced in partnership with Research!America offers a compelling picture of the significance of science to the health of us all. It also offers tools that citizens can use to advocate for medical research.