Topic: Medicine & Health

June 20, 2018 Disoriented Alzheimer’s - Research into the brain's compass may help diagnose and treat Alzheimer's disease.
June 19, 2018 Stem Cell Umbrellas - Pigmented cells shade blood producing cells from sun damage in the kidneys of fish.
June 6, 2018 Bacteria-Busting Robot - Researchers design tiny robots to battle antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
June 1, 2018 Ingestible Medical Sensors - A capsule combines engineered bacteria and microchips to monitor the GI tract.
May 25, 2018 Brain Gaming - A video game helps neuroscientists discover new types of brain cells.
May 23, 2018 Malaria Odor - Distinctive odor compounds may help doctors find out who is infected with malaria.
May 21, 2018 Sea Snail Memory Transfer - What if you could have someone else’s memories?
May 16, 2018 Mental Microbes - Growing up on a farm could help protect people from certain disorders.
May 14, 2018 Grey Hair & Immune System - A new study suggests that turning grey could be related to the immune system.
May 9, 2018 Athletic Overtraining - Athletes sometimes train so hard they stymie their own progress.
May 8, 2018 Preventing Hearing Loss - Researchers are working to limit the hearing damage caused by loud noise.
May 3, 2018 Lab on a Chip - A palm-sized digital device could help track populations' risk for measles and other infectious diseases.
April 30, 2018 Tracking Pain in the Brain - Researchers make a map of the brain cells that transmit pain.
April 20, 2018 Camping Improves Sleep - More time spent outdoors resets circadian rhythms to help us get a full night’s sleep.
April 19, 2018 Neanderthal Dental Plaque - Dental plaque from ancient Neanderthals reveals that they used herbal remedies.
April 13, 2018 Sizing Up Dogs II - A listener asks whether it's true that large dogs don't live as long as small dogs.
April 10, 2018 Butterfly-Inspired Surgery Camera - A camera based on the complex eye of the morpho butterfly could improve cancer surgeries.
April 4, 2018 Designer DNA - Bits of DNA may prevent neurons from producing a disease-causing protein.
March 30, 2018 Easy Exercise - Short bouts of exercise can add up to big health benefits.
March 29, 2018 Tooth Sensor - Researchers develop a tiny electronic biosensor to monitor mouth chemistry.
March 27, 2018 Cavefish Blood Sugar - Blind cavefish have a genetic mutation that gives them high blood sugar, yet they suffer no ill effects.
March 26, 2018 Listening to Seizures - Scientists have developed a method for listening in on the brain to detect “silent” seizures.
March 13, 2018 Roving Bacteria - Gut bacteria can escape into other tissues and cause serious illnesses.
February 28, 2018 Loopy DNA - How a protein keeps DNA neat, tidy, and ready to replicate.
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.