In episode 40, Charlie and Jordan demonstrate how the cells responsible for relaying information from the ear to the brain adapt to noise levels in an environment
Medical Sciences advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, but they also help us prevent disease in the first place. Too numerous to name, the medical sciences continuously make miraculous breakthroughs that extend lifetimes and expand our ability to experience life.
Football is back, and with all the hard hits and tough tackles come renewed concerns about safety
Sharpen your minds as the pointy pencils of "The Fast Draw" provide a primer on the awesome science and engineering behind one of the most game-changing advances in the last decade.
Fingerprick blood tests are becoming more common, but a new study finds that fingerprick test results can vary significantly from drop to drop.
Researchers are developing a highly accurate, touch-free system that uses a video camera to monitor patients' vital signs just by looking at their faces. The technique isn't new, but engineering researchers are making it work under conditions that have so far stumped earlier systems.
How can you fight something you can't see?
Protein Dynamics Solutions LLC, a small business funded by the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research program, is developing a technology to address protein aggregation, a key bottleneck in the development of new protein therapeutics.
In episode 38, Charlie and Jordan highlight as many National Science Foundation-funded news stories as they can in one minute, including--but certainly not limited to--water on Mars, the woolly mammoth genome, smart band-aids and a new species of dinosaur.
These flexible devices would monitor, treat chronic wounds and communicate progress wirelessly
Aperiomics, a small business funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, is developing a test that can identify a wide range of pathogens in one biological sample.
LambdaVision, Inc. a small business funded by the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research program, has designed a retinal implant to help restore vision in people who have retinitis pigmentosa or age-related macular degeneration.
Researchers all over the world use a technology called optogenetics, which allows them to turn neurons on and off in living laboratory organisms, by exposing them to certain types of light.
In episode 36, Charlie and Jordan discuss the potential Band-Aid of the future.
Compare a boxy 1980s TV to the sleek high-definition TVs of today: That's a 25-fold difference. Spencer Smith's microscope is a 100-fold difference over the microscopes used today.
Novel process uses a plant virus and may ultimately make Ebola testing more accurate
In episode 35, Charlie and Jordan explore new open-source medical capsule robots' hardware and software. Researchers around the globe who want to customize medical capsule robots won't have to start from scratch anymore.
Jade Therapeutics, a small business with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, is solving a problem that has persisted in the ophthalmology and pharmacology industries for years: How to deliver medication to the eye in an easy and reliable way.
Nano3D Biosciences Inc., a small business funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, is using a magnetic 3-D bioprinting technology to re-imagine cell culture models and tissue printing engineering.
Groundbreaking effort for health care to help doctors diagnose and treat chronic diseases more quickly and accurately