Topic: Medicine & Health

February 20, 2018 Pigeon Bioindicators - Pigeons serve as indicators of lead levels in city neighborhoods.
February 17, 2018 Pigeon Bioindicators - Pigeons serve as indicators of lead levels in city neighborhoods.
February 16, 2018 Gut Microbiome - Gut bacteria are key players in everything from arthritis to depression.
February 13, 2018 Indoor Air - Scientists are only starting to understand the complex chemistry of our indoor spaces.
February 7, 2018 Outdoor Brains - What can taking research outdoors tell us about the brain?
February 6, 2018 Moving Muscles - A little dopamine at the right moment is all muscles need to get moving.
February 2, 2018 Anti-Tripping Circuit - Scientists discover a brain circuit that keeps us upright after stumbling.
February 1, 2018 E-Cigarette Toxicity - New evidence of toxicity with e-cigarette use.
January 17, 2018 Wisdom Teeth - Why do we get wisdom teeth if they often don’t even fit in our jaws?
January 16, 2018 Cleaner Air - Declining organic aerosols are good for human health.
January 15, 2018 Bacterial Sonar - Using ultrasound to see deep within with the mammalian gut with genetically engineered bacteria.
January 12, 2018 Ringing Ear Relief - A new therapy could provide relief for people with severe tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.
January 5, 2018 Caffeine Withdrawal Headaches - A listener asks: Why do I get a headache if I go without coffee?
January 4, 2018 Viral Infection Detection - A new test for viral infections promises cheaper and faster results.
December 28, 2017 Deafness Gene Therapy - Targeted gene therapy may lead to a treatment for progressive deafness.
December 21, 2017 College Racial Health Gap - A college education can leave some students with a health debt.
December 15, 2017 Cold Noses - A listener asks: Why does your nose run when it’s cold outside?
December 14, 2017 Pollution and Teen Behavior - Fine soot particles may contribute to juvenile delinquency.
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.