Speaking of Science

Speaking of Science

Dr. Bevil Conway — Your Brain on Color

There is more to color than meets the eye. According to Dr. Bevil Conway, how we perceive color...

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Drs. Natasha Caplen and Richard Maraia — What's Next in the RNAge?

The success of mRNA vaccines against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, has brought RNA...

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Dr. Anna Nápoles — A New Dawn for Minority Health

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, racial and ethnic minority groups were disproportionately hit....

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Dr. Diana Bianchi — Caring for Two: The Mom-Baby Unit

Pregnancy is by no means necessary for motherhood, but it is necessary for life. And it's no...

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Dr. Louis Staudt — The ABCs of B Cell Lymphomas

Small errors can quickly escalate to have large repercussions. When it comes to cancer, molecular...

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Dr. Kevin Hall — Dueling Diets

Nutrition is a contentious topic. It’s hard to tell fact from fiction. One day eggs are...

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Dr. Carlos Zarate — Ketamine to Combat Depression

Ketamine is often thought of as an illicit party drug—something people take for a momentary...

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Drs. Heidi Kong and Ian Myles — Derm Germs: The Human Skin Microbiome

In nature, strategic alliances can mean the difference between life and death. For humans, such...

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Dr. Peter Bandettini — Mr. MRI

Dr. Peter Bandettini spends a lot of time peering into people's heads. Not because he is...

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Dr. Hannah Valantine — At the Heart of Diversity

Time and again, diversity and inclusion initiatives have proven to boost productivity and overall...

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Drs. Richard Childs and Matthew Hall — Remdesivir Therapy for COVID-19

In this episode, Dr. Richard Childs, a senior investigator and Clinical Director of the National...

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Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett — The Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

Perhaps now more than ever, it is undeniable how integral vaccines have become to public health....

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Dr. Nicole Farmer — The Mental Health Benefits of Cooking

Social distancing is the best way to curtail the spread of COVID-19, but if innumerable days of...

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Dr. Frank Lin — Radioactive Drugs for Rare Cancers

Radioactive drugs carry radioactive substances that can be engineered to specifically target and...

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Dr. Jerry Yakel — Acetylcholine Receptors and Neurological Disease

The neurons in our brains use both electrical and chemical signals to communicate. When those...

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Dr. Armin Raznahan — Genes, Brain Structure, and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Anybody who observes a person with a neurological illness like Tourette syndrome or schizophrenia...

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Dr. Catharine Bosio — The Weird and Deadly Francisella Tularensis Bacterium

Our houses, workplaces, and even the air we breathe are teeming with microbes, some of which can...

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Cynthia Dunbar — Stem Cell Therapies for Blood and Immune System Diseases

Our blood is made up of a diverse array of different cells, all of which originate from the same...

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Drs. Ira Pastan and Michael Gottesman — Cancer Immunotoxins and Multidrug Resistance

This episode features two legends of biomedical research. In the realm of human health and...

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Dr. Dori Germolec — Environmental Chemicals Versus the Immune System

Dr. Dori Germolec is a biologist studying how environmental chemicals affect the immune system,...

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