Posted by: grokscience | April 29, 2015

Gene Therapy Plan — Groks Science Show 2015-04-29

pR-xGO2sWhat 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! ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | April 22, 2015

Snowball Mystery

HerwartzIn 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…;)

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Posted by: grokscience | April 15, 2015

Galileo’s Middle Finger

52b300a4c026bIn 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? ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | April 8, 2015

3-D Supercapacitors

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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… ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | April 1, 2015

Vitamania

static1.squarespace.comHave 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? ;)

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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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