Science

The Latest Research On Alzheimer's Disease

July 16, 2012

New research on a rare gene mutation could offer clues about Alzheimer's disease. Another study could lead to early treatment. The latest on a disease expected to affect 10 million Americans by 2050.

Dr. Nora Volkow

Dr. Nora Volkow

July 9, 2012

The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on addiction and efforts to cure it.

New Cholesterol Research And Heart Disease Prevention

June 12, 2012

Millions of Americans take statins to lower their cholesterol. But new research questions the benefits for patients without heart disease and suggests these drugs can trigger dangerous side effects.

Environmental Outlook: "The Ocean of Life" by Callum Roberts

June 5, 2012

For this month's Environmental Outlook: protecting the world's oceans. A noted marine conservationist on how people are harming the seas with overfishing, pollution and greenhouse gases, and what can be done.

Jordan Smoller: "The Other Side of Normal: How Biology is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior"

June 4, 2012

A professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Harvard University argues there are no bright lines between normal and abnormal behavior. He says psychiatric disorders are variations of the same brain systems that evolved to help us solve the challenges of everyday life.

Touch-Screen Devices And Very Young Children

May 23, 2012

Parents are increasingly allowing their very young children to play with iPads, iPhones and other touch-screen devices. Please join us for a conversation about interactive applications and brain development.

Stuart Firestein: "Ignorance: How It Drives Science"

May 22, 2012

A neuroscientist claims that ignorance--not knowledge--is the true engine of science. He explains how scientists use ignorance to concentrate their research, and why "not knowing" is one of the greatest benefits to science.

Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale

May 16, 2012

A supply glut and price collapse in natural gas is slowing down the hydraulic fracturing boom in some areas. How market forces, state regulations and health and environmental concerns are shaping development of the Marcellus Shale.

Facing America's Obesity Crisis

May 10, 2012

A new study predicts 42% of American adults will be obese by the year 2030. Diane and her guests discuss efforts to address America's multi-billion dollar public health crisis.

Marilu Henner on Life with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

April 30, 2012

Actress Marilu Henner is one of the rare documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in the world. It's an ability that allows her to vividly recall every detail of every day of her life since childhood. Henner is a...

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