What is epigenetics and how can our lifestyle influence the expression of our genes? On this episode, Dr. Mitchell L. Gaynor discussed the gene therapy plan.
Okay, Stan! ;)
In different periods of the Earth’s past, scientists have speculated that the planet was covered in glacier. But how do we know this? On this program, Daniel Herwartz shows how the past climate can be reconstructed through oxygen isotope analysis.
Didn’t “The Empire Strikes Back” take place on a snowball…;)
In their pursuit of truth and understanding of the natural world, scientists have been known to step on some toes. Especially contentious are findings that have implications for a specific group of people, which raises the question of whether pursuit of truth and pursuit of social justice are, at times, incompatible. On this episode, Professor Alice Dreger reflects on this with stories of conflicts between social justice activists and scientists from her new book Galileo’s Middle Finger.
What about the pinky? ;)
Affordable and efficient energy storage is the holy grail of energy technology. To date, a breakthrough chemistry has yet to materialize but scientists are working hard on this challenge. On this episode, Maher El-Kady join us to talk about the science and synthesis of graphene based storage devices.
Power up… ;)
Have you ever wondered if it’s really okay to get all 13 essential vitamins from a gummy bear? What makes them essential anyway? On this episode, Catherine Price, author of Vitamania, joins us on the show today to discuss the history of America’s confusion and obsession with vitamins.
One a day? ;)
Advances 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? ;)
That 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…? ;)
End 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… ;)