Topic: Medicine & Health

December 7, 2017 24-Hour Colds - Why you sometimes feel a cold coming on, only to have the symptoms disappear the very next day.
November 30, 2017 Vision Video Games - Could action video games help older people’s vision?
November 24, 2017 Home Lab Test - A portable device lets pregnant women perform some lab tests at home, and analyze the results with a cell phone.
November 21, 2017 Body Clock Healing - Time of day, along with our internal body clock, could affect how fast our wounds heal.
November 16, 2017 Linguistic Blood Test - Our word choice may reveal our stress level and even blood chemistry.
November 15, 2017 Sheep Face Recognition - Sheep can recognize human faces.
November 9, 2017 Gateway Drug Biology - Use of legal drugs may make use of illegal ones more likely to lead to addiction.
October 27, 2017 Fever Birth Defects - Controlling fevers during early pregnancy may decrease the likelihood of congenital birth defects.
October 9, 2017 Identical Triplets - A listener asks if identical triplets are possible.
October 6, 2017 Drug Prices & Nocebos - Can a drug’s price tag influence its side effects?
September 21, 2017 Bash the Bug - Citizen scientists help search for the best treatments for tuberculosis.
September 8, 2017 Social Health - Social well-being could be important to our long-term health.
September 5, 2017 Mosquito Sweet Tooth - A sweet tooth may be mosquitoes’ Achilles’ heel.
August 24, 2017 Trojan Cow - An unlikely host delivers a lethal punch to malarial mosquitoes.
August 22, 2017 Worms, Microbes and Healthspan - Gut microbes may turn broccoli chemicals into age-defying compounds.
August 16, 2017 Toxic Beauty Products - Beauty products may lead to health problems in some populations.
August 15, 2017 Knee Osteoarthritis Origins - Old skeletons provide new insights into the causes of osteoarthritis.
August 10, 2017 Longevity & Activity Perception - A positive opinion about your activity level may help you live longer.
August 9, 2017 Heart-Building Protein - Researchers are testing a drug that strengthens the heart without exercise.
July 31, 2017 Wet Adhesives - Scientists design an adhesive that works in wet conditions based on slug slime.
July 21, 2017 Salt & Sour Taste Receptors - Identifying receptors for salty and sour tastes could have a positive impact on health.
July 20, 2017 Gut Microbes & Longevity - Microbes living in our gut may influence how long we live.
July 18, 2017 Photosynthetic Heart - Photosynthetic bacteria may keep heart tissue oxygenated after a heart attack.
July 12, 2017 Fighting Fungi - Scientists may learn how to deal with fungal disease by fighting a frog pandemic.
July 10, 2017 Mosquito-Killing Fungi - Scorpion and spider genes boost a fungi’s mosquito-killing ability.
June 30, 2017 Stem Cell Colon Tissue - Lab mice with human colon tissue could help researchers fight colon cancer.
June 9, 2017 Chronic Pain Receptors - Stopping pain may require getting pain meds inside nerve cells.
May 26, 2017 Binge-Eating Brain Cells - Activating neurons in the subthalamus region of the brain caused mice to binge eat.
May 25, 2017 Hospital Microbiome Project - What happens to the microbes people bring to a hospital after it first opens?
May 15, 2017 Hardy Ancient Microbes - What helped certain kinds of bacteria survive through the ages and eventually thrive in hospitals?
May 10, 2017 Seizure Patterns - Why do particular black and white patterns trigger seizures?
May 9, 2017 Beta-Blocking Sunscreen - A common blood pressure drug could prevent skin cancer.
May 5, 2017 Oxytocin, Opioids & Sociability - A drug used to treat drug addiction offers clues into the brain chemistry behind autism.
May 4, 2017 Reading Infant Pain - Scientists measure babies’ pain via their brains.
April 27, 2017 Synthetic Mucus - Why are scientists trying to replicate mucus in the lab?
April 21, 2017 Oxygen-Deprived Mole-rats - An odd-looking little mammal uses a trick from the plant kingdom to survive without oxygen.
April 20, 2017 Rapid Infection Detection - Scientists adapt a genetic engineering tool to the task of quickly diagnosing infections.
April 19, 2017 Complex Cholesterol - Researchers are using good cholesterol, or HDL, as a window into inflammation and disease.
April 10, 2017 Long-Lasting Sunscreen - It’s annoying to have to reapply sunscreens throughout the day, and researchers are working on longer-lasting versions.
April 6, 2017 Historical Smell Mismatch - The mismatch between the smells in the environment we evolved in and the one we live in today could impact our health.
April 5, 2017 Contact Lens Biosensor - Monitoring blood sugar and testing for cancer bio-markers with a contact lens.
April 4, 2017 Telomeres & Heart Disease - Medical researchers make strides in fighting a widespread heart condition.
March 31, 2017 Venomous Guppies - A little fish fends off attack with a heroin-like toxin.
March 22, 2017 Importance of Smell - Losing the sense of smell can have unexpected consequences.
March 20, 2017 Full Body PET Scanner - A full-body PET scanner could help medical researchers understand how different body systems interact.
March 17, 2017 Robotic Microsurgery - Precise, minimally invasive robotic surgery could improve outcomes for cochlear implant patients.
March 16, 2017 Eradicating Rabies - Vaccinating dogs against rabies protects humans and wildlife, too.
March 14, 2017 Cell Health & Exercise - Bursts of high intensity aerobics revive aging cells.
March 13, 2017 Neanderthal Dental Plaque - Dental plaque from ancient Neanderthals reveals that they used herbal remedies.
March 10, 2017 Avian Athletes - Scientists are learning from birds’ amazing metabolisms to help human athletes perform better on the ground.