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
Last episode we discussed what our genomes are and what information we can learn from them. There's enormous potential using our genomes to solve medical problems. However, in order to get to that point, we need to collect our genomic data. There's a lot of opportunity, but with that comes a lot of new challenges. … Continue reading Human Genome: Hack Attack
We've heard of DNA plenty of times on TV- it's in crime dramas and courtroom scenes, providing (usually) undeniable evidence of who is the guilty party. But, what is our DNA and how did we figure out how to use all the information that's stored there? This week we talk with Dr. Eric Green and … Continue reading Human Genome: Code Breakers
Science influences many different areas our our lives- even ones that seem quite removed. Last week we talked with Sheril Kirshenbaum about how science interacts with politics. This week we're talking about science and the media. How often do we actually hear about science in the news? Are these stories accurate? And who is telling … Continue reading Seeing Science: Science and Media