This week is the final episode looking at global diseases. In the fall every year, you probably see signs for flu shots. It's a disease that we deal with every year, but there's still a lot of questions that we had about it. What sickness actually is the flu? What does the flu shot do? … Continue reading Global Diseases: Seasonal Flu
While COVID-19 might be making current headlines, not too long ago, another disease was making the news. African Swine Fever recently broke out (again) in 2019 and was devastating pig populations, especially in China. We talked with Dr. Rachel Rheams from Michigan State's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. We learned about sad purple-earred pigs, and (more importantly) … Continue reading Global Diseases: African Swine Fever
We actually started planning this series a while ago and couldn't have foreseen how current events have played out. Today's episode is actually the second episode in this series, but we felt that it was important to address the current epidemic. There's a lot of information out there and we wanted to give you an … Continue reading Global Diseases: Coronavirus
Today we're wrapping up our series looking at different parts of forensic science by investigating forensic anthropology. You might have seen the show "Bones" where Dr. Temperance Brennan uses forensic anthropology to solve crimes with Seeley Booth. We talked with Dr. Todd Fenton to see how similar reality is to fiction and what the work … Continue reading Forensics: Anthropology
This week we move onto another part of forensic science- chemistry. This discipline looks at most of the non-DNA analysis that goes on at crime scenes. This week we're talking to Dr. Ruth Smith from Michigan State University to learn about what a forensic chemist does, how they identify different samples, and the research that … Continue reading Forensic Science: Chemistry
After a break for the holidays, we are back! We're excited to kick off our 2020 episodes with a new series. For the next three episodes, we're going to look at what goes into forensic science. Many of us have watched Bones, Law & Order, or NCIS. The high-tech labs, the lightning-fast diagnostics, and the … Continue reading Forensic Science: DNA
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