Interview – Jonathan Howard on Errors of Thinking in Medicine

  Jonathan and Chris interview Jonathan Howard, a neurologist in New York who wrote a book that will make you, the patient, understand a bit more how your doctor is thinking. Howard is interested in how the brain fires (and misfires), which led him to write this book about the biases in the thinking of doctors and patients that can lead to correct answers... but that sometimes result in errors.    This episode plunges you…

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#518 With Genetic Knowledge Comes the Need for Counselling

This week we delve into genetic testing - for yourself and your future children. We speak with Jane Tiller, lawyer and genetic counsellor, about genetic tests that are available to the public, and what to do with the results of these tests. And we talk with Noam Shomron, associate professor at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, about technological advancements his lab has made in the genetic testing of fetuses.

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The Hype about Young Blood transfusions

If you have the blood of young person transfused into your veins, will that help prevent disease? No. You cannot steal another person's youth essence. Nor can young blood reverse the course of aging.  But for a few thousand dollars, some private companies will certainly let you try. Of course the FDA has some words of caution for anyone with that much money to burn.   Read the story here: https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/christopher-labos-hype-ab...

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#517 Life in Plastic, Not Fantastic

Our modern lives run on plastic. It's in the computers and phones we use. It's in our clothing, it wraps our food. It surrounds us every day, and when we throw it out, it's devastating for the environment. This week we air a live show we recorded at the 2019 Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C., where Bethany Brookshire sat down with three plastics researchers - Christina Simkanin, Chelsea Rochman, and Jennifer Provencher -…

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Episode 98: 10 Tons

From 1:1 scale whales to microfossils scaled up to the size of a house, there are few model-building projects that 10 Tons are afraid to take on. At the helm of this business is Esben Horn and in this episode, he joins us to discuss the process of model building, from concept to museum display. We also talk about some of the exhibitions 10 Tons have led themselves, including the successful ‘Rock Fossils on Tour‘…

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