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
Many of us have heard of Tony Stark's JARVIS in the Iron Man movies or have used Siri or Alexa to look up information. But what else can we use artificial intelligence for? Over the next three episodes, we're taking a look at how we interact with A.I. on a daily basis and how that … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence: Biomedicine
For one week we're taking a break from posting our usual series to focus on a topic that's made headlines in the news over the last few years. From battles in the court of law to "gene-edited babies", CRISPR is an emerging technology that has made a lot of waves. We wanted to talk to … Continue reading CRISPR
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
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!
April 21-27 is medical laboratory professionals week, so for the next few episodes we're going to be featuring scientists trained in Medical Laboratory Science. Rachel, our co-host also works in this field training undergraduates who are planning to work in the medical lab. This week we spoke with Shawn Moloney who is the Newborn Screening … Continue reading Protecting the Public Health: Newborn Screening