Health

Miguel Nicolelis: "Beyond Boundaries"  (Rebroadcast)

Miguel Nicolelis: "Beyond Boundaries" (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2011

Diane and her guest discuss the new neuroscience of connecting brains with machines--and how it will change our lives. Award-winning neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis' work with primates has uncovered a new and controversial method for capturing brain function. It is paving the way for a cure for Parkinson's disease, new ways of treating paralysis, and using brain waves to control everything from transportation to manufacturing.

Hoarding (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2011

Hoarding is more than just a bad habit, for many its a symptom of serious psychological and health problems.

The Constitution Today:  14th Amendment (Rebroadcast)

The Constitution Today: 14th Amendment (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2011

Written in the aftermath of the Civil War, the 14th Amendment remains a battleground in the debate over citizenship and rights. Our series on the Constitution Today examines the amendment and how it's been challenged through history.

Biomedical experiments and public safety

December 22, 2011

A government advisory board is calling for scientists to withhold details of biomedical experiments relating to a bird flu virus. Diane and guests talk about balancing the right to know with security concerns.

Surviving with Cancer

Surviving with Cancer

December 5, 2011

With more than 11.1 million cancer survivors in the United States today, researchers and doctors are grappling with the challenge of helping patients maintain or regain a sense of well-being. But with increased survival rates another...

Michael Gazzaniga: "Who's in Charge: Free Will and the Science of the Brain"

November 28, 2011

A neuroscientist on what recent brain research can teach us about our choices in life and to what extent we can be held accountable: Free will and the science of the brain

Shyness and Social Anxiety (Rebroadcast)

Shyness and Social Anxiety (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 2011

A look at the evolutionary basis of shyness and social anxiety. Possible advantages to being shy, and why treatment sometimes becomes necessary.

New Developments in Aging Research

November 22, 2011

New research suggests removing old cells can prevent age related diseases: Understanding the biology of aging and what genetically-based treatments might mean for human health.

The Looming Worldwide Diabetes Epidemic

November 15, 2011

A new report says one in 10 adults worldwide could have diabetes by 2030. The causes and costs of the epidemic and efforts to reverse the trend.

Addressing Prescription Drug Shortages

November 2, 2011

President Obama signed an executive order to ease shortages of critical medicines. But concerns remain over the ability of drug companies to meet the needs of patients.

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