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022511 Hour 1: Neurons, Cell Phone and the Brain, 3rd Arm Illusion, Visual Attention

February 25, 2011 1:38 pm Podcasts Comments

022511 Hour 1: Neurons, Cell Phone and the Brain, 3rd Arm Illusion, Visual Attention

022512 Hour 2: Bilingual Babies, Turkle on Technology, Transgenic Weeds

February 25, 2011 1:37 pm Podcasts Comments

022512 Hour 2: Bilingual Babies, Turkle on Technology, Transgenic Weeds

Futures In Biotech 75: It's Time To Start The Human Proteome

February 21, 2011 9:36 pm Podcasts Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier The move to the Human Proteome is the next big transition in modern medicine. Guests: Dr. John Bergeron and Dr. Tommy Nilsson We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and suggestions on Futures in Biotech. Also thanks to Phil Pelletier and...

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Creature Feature: Jumping Fleas, Burrowing Owls

February 18, 2011 9:39 am Podcasts Comments

Science Friday's video pick is a double feature. Scientists in the U.K. used high-speed photography to reveal how fleas leap. Mac Stone, wildlife photographer and field biologist, stuffed a camera in a traffic cone and got some beauty shots of burrowing owls in south Florida.

Can Science Be Used As A Diplomatic Tool?

February 18, 2011 9:39 am Podcasts Comments

Some moon craft house instruments from a handful of countries — an example of international scientific collaboration. But how valuable is science in the diplomatic sphere? Biologist Nina Fedoroff, former science adviser to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, talks about her time in...

Rumbling Underground, An Engineering Feat

February 18, 2011 9:39 am Podcasts Comments

In 2009, 1.6 billion people hopped on the New York City subway. But how was it built? MTA Capital Construction president Michael Horodniceanu and historian Clifton Hood discuss the engineering techniques used to tunnel through Manhattan — from sticks of dynamite to a one-million-pound...

Could Gaming Be Good For You?

February 18, 2011 9:38 am Podcasts Comments

What if games could help solve, rather than exacerbate, real-world problems? Jane McGonigal, author of the new book, Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, thinks they can. She explains how games fulfill needs that reality doesn't, and how to make...

Science Funding And The Budget

February 18, 2011 9:38 am Podcasts Comments

What are President Obama's spending priorities when it comes to science and technology? White House Science Advisor John Holdren discusses the President's proposed 2012 budget. Plus, Congressman Rush Holt on Congress's plans to cut science spending from this year's budget.

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FDA's Medical Device Innovation Initiative

February 15, 2011 9:32 am | by USFoodandDrugAdmin Videos Comments

To ensure continued access to innovative medical devices, which often fulfill unmet public health needs, CDRH is launching the Medical Device Innovation Initiative, a comprehensive plan designed to address some of the barriers that can impede a product's timely progress to market. Dr....

Preventing Fires in the Operating Room -- APSF video

February 15, 2011 9:32 am | by USFoodandDrugAdmin Videos Comments

An estimated 600 surgical fires occur each year in the U.S. Although most are minor, some result in serious injury, disfigurement, or even death. The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) says the vast majority of these fires are preventable. With the assistance of ECRI Institute,...

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More Patient Burns from Dental Handpieces

February 15, 2011 9:31 am | by USFoodandDrugAdmin Videos Comments

FDA is again alerting dental professionals about the possibility of serious patient burns from electric dental handpieces that overheat. Some patients have experienced third-degree burns that required reconstructive surgery. Although FDA issued a warning about this problem in 2007, the...

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Alarming Monitor Problems

February 15, 2011 9:30 am | by USFoodandDrugAdmin Videos Comments

An FDA article in the journal Nursing2009 describes problems that can arise with the use alarms on patient monitoring equipment. From 2005 through 2008, FDA received 566 reports of patient deaths related to the alarms on monitoring devices. Part of the problem is that alarms can very...

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Is Preventive Medicine Actually Overtreatment?

February 11, 2011 8:37 am Podcasts Comments

In Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch argues that modern medicine is looking too closely for disease, and that unnecessary screenings, MRIs and CT scans turn healthy people into diseased patients, by revealing often harmless abnormalities.

Science Diction: The Origin Of 'Antibiotic'

February 11, 2011 8:37 am Podcasts Comments

Selman Waksman, the microbiologist who discovered streptomycin, first used the word antibiotic in the medical sense in 1943. Science historian Howard Markel talks about how it was actually a Naval officer who first coined antibiotic in 1860, to describe an opposition to the belief in life...

Defining A Data Deluge

February 11, 2011 8:37 am Podcasts Comments

From overflowing inboxes to portable players brimming with music, the amount of data in the world is increasing. Martin Hilbert, co-author of a paper in the journal Science on the tidal wave of information, says that in 2007, humanity was able to store some 295 exabytes of information,...

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