Science at Five Radio Show - Episode 4

Hosts Nicholas McCarty and Shahaed Hasan sit down with Edward Sander, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, to discuss tissue engineering, mechanobiology (forces exerted on cells), and how improvements in our understanding of cells 'feeling' could lead to significant clinical applications for patients with serious burns, with cancer, or after surgery. Recorded Monday, July 17th 2017 on 89.7 KRUI.

Edward Sander, PhD is a renowned tissue engineer studying the ways in which cells sense stress, and how the forces exerted on cells could be utilized to help patients with scar tissue formation. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering.

Image: Human embryonic stem cells.

Science at Five Radio Show - Episode 3

Hosts Shahaed Hasan and Nicholas McCarty sit down with Professor Christopher Squier to discuss smoking rates around the world, cessation efforts in southeast Asia, new policies governing the sale of cigarettes, health burden, addictive properties of nicotine, and the history of tobacco's spread around the globe. Recorded Monday, July 10th 2017 on 89.7 KRUI.

Christopher Squier, M.A., Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.C is a renowned oral pathologist studying the ways in which tobacco causes cancer, particularly mouth cancers. He is a Professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Science at Five Radio Show - Episode 2

Hosts Shahaed Hasan and Nicholas McCarty sit down with guests Paul Ruales and Richard Su to discuss sensors, AI, machine learning, and ethical concerns of these advances in computer science and capabilities. Recorded Monday, July 3rd 2017 on 89.7 KRUI.

Science at Five Radio Show - Episode 1

Science at Five Episode 1. June 26th, 2017. Callie Ginapp discusses neurobiology, epilepsy, SIDS and the rumours and myths surrounding epileptic fits. We end the show with an 'apocalyptic' conversation surrounding brain-machine interfaces and Elon Musk's new company, Neuralink.

S3 E3: Just A Theory - Omnigenics

Together with Mason LaMarche, I discuss the answer to "Why Are Some People 7 Feet Tall?". Well, we know that genes play a role! But the theory of inheritance has changed dramatically over time. A new paper in Cell by the Pritchard Lab at Stanford recently expanded this theory, coining a new term in the process: omnigenics.

S3 E2: Just A Theory - Miasmas, Germs, and the Tale of John Snow (feat. Mason LaMarche)

In Victorian England, many physicians believed in miasma theory, or 'bad air', as a cause for diseases. This theory was replaced with a new theory of contagion during the 1850s in England - germ theory. The existence of germs and small bacteria was known as early as 1677, but their connection to specific diseases did not come about until Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch's experiments. We conclude the podcast with the tale of John Snow, who tracked one of England's largest cholera outbreaks and demonstrated that the source of cholera was a well on Broad Street, in the Soho district of London.

S3 E1: Just A Theory - Evolution

The story of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin, encapsulating the theory of evolution and how it has changed over the years. What do scientists believe today? What did early naturalists, such as Lamarck, believe?

To read more about Darwin's journey on the HMS Beagle, click here.

To read more about Lamarck and his theories, click here.