This week we finish our Faking It series. To conclude, we talked with Robert Freeborn, a graduate student at Michigan State University in the Rockwell Lab. He's looked at how the presence of a food additive effects the efficacy of flu vaccines. While we were talking about his research, we also asked a few other … Continue reading Faking It: Additives
We're returning to a series that we began a few weeks ago: Faking It. We're looking at how artificial colors, flavors, and additives affect our foods. This week we're talking to Dr. Gary Reineccius about the artificial flavors that get added to our food. How do we discover artificial flavors? Why do we add them? … Continue reading Faking It: Food Flavors
This week we're wrapping up our series that have looked at the people and groups who are working hard to protect our public health- from newborn screening to blood banks to microbio labs. We're excited to talk with Dr. Brandy Gunsolus- the first doctor of clinical laboratory science in the U.S. She's blazed a trail … Continue reading Protecting the Public Health: The First of Her Kind
We've all seen flyers for blood drives posted at our works, schools or communities. But, why are these events so important and why are there so many of them? This week we talked with Alisa Oslin to find out what goes into collecting, testing, and using donated blood. During this series, we’d especially like to … Continue reading Protecting the Public Health: Blood Banks
In this episode we talked with Dr. Frances Pouch-Downes. Dr. Pouch-Downes has worked in public health here in Michigan and around the world, and we were excited to get her perspective on global public health issues and successes. During this series, we’d especially like to thank the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics program here at Michigan State … Continue reading Protecting the Public Health: A Global Perspective
We're continuing our series on those who are on the front line of depending our public health. This week we talk to Jason Wholehan who works in the microbiology department of the Michigan Public Health Lab. Rachel loves talked about the microbiome and was particularly excited for this week! Jason told us about how their … Continue reading Protecting the Public Health: Microbiology Lab
This week is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, so we wanted to take a bit of extra time to appreciate those who work on our diagnoses and testing to keep us healthy. They work hard behind the scenes to figure out the puzzles they're presented and we owe much of our medical treatment to them. Thank … Continue reading Protecting the Public Health: Bonus Episode!