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Futures in Biotech 62: X-Ray Crystallography

September 8, 2010 7:48 am | by Futures in Biotech Podcast Podcasts Comments

Hosts: Marc Pelletier and George W. Farr, Ph.D., vice president of biochemistry and biophysics at Aeromics and adjunct professor of physiology and biophysics at Case Western Reserve University "Blended Rabbits, Bearded Crystals, and Protein Crystallography." Dr. Alexander McPherson...

Futures in Biotech 63: How To Use A Mouse

September 8, 2010 7:48 am | by Futures in Biotech Podcast Podcasts Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Capecchi teaches us how to use a mouse to dissect the human genome and understand disease. Guest: Mario Capecchi, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and Biology at the University of Utah, and Investigator with the Howard Hughes...

Podcast 19- The Styloid process, infratemporal fossa and mandible

September 8, 2010 7:48 am | by Instant Anatomy Podcast Podcasts Comments

Podcast 19 is on the Styloid process, infratemporal fossa and mandible - see www.instantanatomy.net for more details

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Dr. Holmes Rolston - The Future of Environmental Ethics - 04.15.10

September 8, 2010 7:48 am | by Purdue Unviersity Bioethics Seminar Series Podcasts Comments

Dr. Holmes Rolston, III University DIstinguished Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University The Future of Environmental Ethics April 15, 2010

Futures in Biotech 64: The Future Is Viral

September 8, 2010 7:48 am | by Futures in Biotech Podcast Podcasts Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier Five scientists discuss their hopes and aspirations for biotechnology in a post-genomics era. Guests: George Farr, Mark Griswold, Dave Brodbeck, Vincent Racaniello and David Thomas We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and suggestions on...

Conquering Your Fear Of Bedbugs

September 8, 2010 7:48 am | by Science Friday Podcast Podcasts Comments

With daily reports of bedbugs in movie theaters and clothing stores -- let alone apartment buildings -- bedbug hysteria seems to be reaching new heights. Psychologist Kevin Ochsner studies how people regulate emotion and shares tips for how to get your bedbug fear under control.

Sci-Fi High Tech Comes To Life

September 8, 2010 7:47 am | by Science Friday Podcast Podcasts Comments

The future as imagined in science fiction sometimes becomes a reality. Michael and Denise Okuda, graphic designers for Star Trek, and John Underkoffler, science adviser on Minority Report , talk about envisioning the future.

Gulf Spill Reveals New Oil-Eating Bacteria

September 8, 2010 7:47 am | by Science Friday Podcast Podcasts Comments

Researchers reporting in the journal Science say they have discovered a new species of oil-eating bacteria living half a mile down in the Gulf of Mexico. Study author Terry Hazen discusses the finding and what these bacteria might mean for future oil spills.

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Sniffing Out The Science Of Smell

September 8, 2010 7:47 am | by Science Friday Podcast Podcasts Comments

There are hundreds of receptors in the human nose that can pick up thousands of odors with each sniff. But how do we make sense of the scents? Smell researchers Stuart Firestein and Donald Wilson discuss the complexities of olfaction and how the brain sorts out what the nose picks up.

Futures in Biotech 65: Tackling Genetic Disease

September 8, 2010 7:47 am | by Futures in Biotech Podcast Podcasts Comments

Hosts: Marc Pelletier and Dave Brodbeck Progress in molecular biology and the latest strategies for tackling genetic disease. Guest: David Thomas, professor and chair, Department of Biochemistry, McGill University; Canada Research Chair in Molecular Genetics We invite you to read, add to,...

Time To Get Tough, Environmentalists Say

September 8, 2010 7:47 am | by Science Friday Podcast Podcasts Comments

With no climate change legislation coming out of the Senate, Sierra Club head Michael Brune says it's time to try a new strategy to fight global warming. Author Bill McKibben says it's time to get angry. Brune and McKibben discuss their ideas for curbing climate change.

Insomnia Means More Than A Bad Night's Sleep

September 8, 2010 7:47 am | by Science Friday Podcast Podcasts Comments

A new study says men who reported having insomnia and who slept less than 6 hours a night were four times more likely to die over a 14-year period when compared to men who reported sleeping well. Sleep researcher and psychiatrist Alexandros Vgontzas explains the finding.

Can Cognitive Exercise Speed Up Dementia?

September 8, 2010 7:47 am | by Science Friday Podcast Podcasts Comments

New research suggests that seniors who did mentally stimulating activities such as crossword puzzles postponed the loss of thinking skills, but had an accelerated rate of decline once dementia set in later in life. Neuropsychologist Robert S. Wilson explains the finding.

Stocky Dinosaur With Menacing Toes Unearthed

September 8, 2010 7:47 am | by Science Friday Podcast Podcasts Comments

Reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers describe a new predatory dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period in Europe. Balaur bondoc (Romanian for "stocky dragon") is huskier than its relative the Velociraptor.

Is Organically Produced Food More Nutritious?

September 8, 2010 7:47 am | by Science Friday Podcast Podcasts Comments

Reporting in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers write that organically grown strawberries contain more antioxidants and vitamin C than conventional berries. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the findings, and whether the differences would have any meaningful impact on Americans' health.

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