Topic: Medicine & Health

October 25, 2018 Yo-Yo Dieting - A closer look at the effects of yo-yo dieting.
October 24, 2018 Dad’s Exercise - Dads’ exercise habits may affect the health of their offspring.
October 19, 2018 Spreading Viruses - Viruses spread from room to room much more quickly than you might think.
October 12, 2018 Exploring the Exposome - Scientists map our exposure to chemicals and microbes.
October 10, 2018 Memory Bundles - Scientists discover how we recall bundles of memories.
October 9, 2018 1918 Flu Pandemic Lessons - Scientists are learning from history’s most deadly pandemic.
September 24, 2018 Gut-Brain Connection - Scientists document a near instantaneous electrical connection between the gut and the brain.
September 21, 2018 Cytokine Research - A breakthrough in medical research arises out of an unexpected finding in chicken eggs.
September 20, 2018 Body Clock Blood Test - A new blood test can monitor our internal clock.
September 17, 2018 Noise-Canceling Brain Circuit - Why don’t we get distracted by our own noise?
September 14, 2018 Fowl Science - Studying a gland from the rear ends of chickens led to key insights into the immune system.
September 7, 2018 INSECTS & SPIDERS - INSECTS & SPIDERS (Encore Edition) - Could spider venom be the next insecticide? Why mosquitoes smell you better at night. And debunking the myth of extracting dinosaur DNA from insects preserved in amber. Also, insect legs that bear an uncanny resemblance to modern machinery.
Sleepwalking Brains - A listener asks what's going on in the brain when someone is sleepwalking.
September 5, 2018 Plant Fragrance Switch - Coaxing plants into producing some fresh-smelling medicinals.
August 30, 2018 Sleep Deprivation and Muscle Loss - Sleep deprivation can boost fat cell production and reduce muscle mass.
August 29, 2018 Anti-Vaccine Cyberbots - Russian cyberbots are spreading vaccine disinformation.
August 22, 2018 Gut Microbes & Universal Blood - Can gut bacteria enzymes make everyone a universal blood donor?
August 21, 2018 Fast-Living Fish - An animal that grows up, reproduces and dies of old age in just a few weeks.
August 20, 2018 Cancer-Resistant Elephants - Researchers discover the genetic basis for elephants’ resistance to cancer.
August 15, 2018 Nurse Inventors - A nurse works to inspire others in the profession to try their hand at inventing.
August 14, 2018 Alcohol-Resistant Microbe - A disease-causing microbe is becoming resistant to alcohol hand sanitizer.
August 13, 2018 Edible Crickets & Gut Health - Edible crickets could improve gut health.
August 9, 2018 Bioengineered Lungs - Scientists successfully grow and transplant bioengineered lungs into pigs.
July 20, 2018 Smart Houseplants - Could genetically engineered houseplants protect our homes?
July 18, 2018 Ticks By Mail - Scientists ask volunteers to share their ticks.
July 17, 2018 Cancer vs. Cancer - Turning cancer cells into cancer-fighting machines.
July 12, 2018 Tracking Kissing Bugs - Miniature transmitters help scientists track a blood-sucking pest.
July 10, 2018 Lego Nerve Gas Detector - Chemists design a mobile, affordable nerve gas detector out of Lego bricks.
July 5, 2018 Moral Stimulation - Electricity may charge up our moral character.
July 4, 2018 Oral Insecticides - An oral pesticide could turn the tables on biting insects.
July 2, 2018 Lifespan Limits - When it comes to lifespan, do humans have a fixed finish line?
June 28, 2018 eDermis - Synthetic skin can restore a richer sense of touch to prosthetic limb users.
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.