Posted by: grokscience | March 25, 2015

Child Development Myths

hupp_bioParenting is a daunting task, but separating science from pseudo-science in child rearing is even more challenging. On this episode, Dr. Stephen Hupp dispelled the great myths of child development.

Spare the rod… ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | March 18, 2015

Treating the Individual

greene2Advances in genomics are allowing us to see how a person’s DNA interacts with their environment and lifestyle to influence his or her health. On this episode, Dr. Eric Green discusses next-generation genomic technology and precision medicine.

What’s up doc? ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | March 11, 2015

Tumor Detection

UnknownIs there a way to identify early stage cancer while treatments are an option? On this episode, Sanjiv Gambir discusses the detection of tumor cells using blood sampling.

We are the cure.. ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | March 4, 2015

Sex Differences in the Brain

RCGurThat male and female brains are wired differently is simultaneously well-accepted and controversial. In his work, Dr. Ruben Gur, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, has studied functional and anatomical sex differences in the brain. On this episode, we discuss his findings and what they mean for the way we think and how we interact.

Men are from…? ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | February 25, 2015

The Conversation

photoEnd of life care is rarely discussed, although it is perhaps one of the most important conversations that one must have. On this episode, Dr. Angelo Volandes discussed end-of-life medical care.

The undiscovered country… ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | February 18, 2015

Football Physics

indexProfessional football players today play a highly regulated game, but the toughest rules of all are the laws of physics. On this episode, Dr. Timothy Gay, professor of physics at the University of Nebraska, discusses the physics of football.

Hike… ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | February 11, 2015

The X-Men

X-rays have come a long way. Since being recognized as the phenomena that led to the first first Nobel Prize in Physics, x-rays are widely used as a medical tool and to elucidate the structure of matter. On this program, Janos Hajdu and Thomas Eckberg, discuss the latest frontier in x-ray imaging.

These goggles do nothing! It burns! ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | February 4, 2015

Hormone Signals in Prostate Cancer

uch_039294-3Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in American men, with 1 in 6 men being diagnosed in their lifetime. On this episode, Edwin Reyes tells us about the role of the androgen receptor, which senses and responds to testosterone, in circulating tumor cells. He’ll discuss the implications for potential therapies as well as our understanding of the molecular basis for cancer.

Go hormones… ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | January 29, 2015

Touch

220px-DJQLindenTouch is a sensation that may be overlooked, but is essential to our development, everyday language, and emotional well-being.  On this episode, Prof. David Linden discussed the neuroscience of touch.

Best out of five? ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | January 21, 2015

The Quantum Moment

180px-USA_080727_122-1Since the theory of quantum mechanics became accepted, almost a century ago, we’ve had to get used to living in a world of quantum leaps, Schrodinger’s cats and uncertainty principles. But how well do we really understand the major philosophical implications of quantum mechanics? On this episode, we talked with Dr. Robert Crease, professor of philosophy at Stony Brook University, about how terms from quantum mechanics have found their way into everyday discourse and provided a new set of metaphors for life. He tells us how various groups, from physicists to politicians, have integrated the laws of quantum mechanics into their world view… or at least attempted to.

Schroedinger anyone? ;)

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