What happens when you don’t sleep? And why do we need to do it anyways? Hank explains the science of sleep: the cause, the benefits, and who holds the record for going without it!
Psychology & Health
Director of Nursing, Adeline Baker, recalls how Scamp first identified a dying patient. His vet thinks this event and the surrounding humans reactions to it produced positive reinforcement for such ‘one trial learning’. Some dogs are trained to detect changes in humans, such as the onset of seizures. Check out the amazing way AJ alerts his owner Tony.
Anyone who has suffered through sleepless nights due to uncontrollable itching knows that not all itching is the same. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis explains why. Working in mice, the scientists have shown that chronic itching, which can occur in many medical conditions, from eczema and psoriasis to kidney failure and […]
When faced with a possible ailment, do you ever scour the internet for a diagnosis before referring to your doctor? And by that point, your symptoms have snowballed into a full blown self-diagnosis of cancer that not even your doctor can treat? If so, you might be a cyberchondriac…
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a protein expressed by human bone marrow stem cells that guides and stimulates the formation of blood vessels. Their findings, which could help improve the vascularization of engineered tissues, were reported online Oct. 12 in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. “Some stem cells actually […]
Scientists from the United States have been developing a technological feat that would drastically reduce the recovery time for people experiencing severe burns and wounds.
Alzheimer’s researchers have announced two major breakthroughs in the past week. The first, via the University of Florida, is a test which uses the smell of peanut butter to detect the early signs of the disease — a cheap and simple idea which could help thousands of people. The second is from the University of Leicester, where scientists have discovered a chemical which, in mice, completely stops degeneration of brain tissue.
There really can be ‘too much of a good thing’. Amounts calculated for one sitting consumption by a 150lb person.
Heart racing, palms sweating, labored breathing? No, you’re not having a heart attack — it’s stage fright! If speaking in public makes you feel like you’re fighting for your life, you’re not alone. But the better you understand your body’s reaction, the more likely you are to overcome it. Mikael Cho advises how to trick your brain and steal the show.
By any and all measures, Einstein was a genius. But what made him so different from any other person? Turns out his brain was wired in a very different way! Anthony takes a look inside to show you the ways in which Einstein’s brain was both different and similar to yours.
Ever wonder how ballet dancers can spin and spin and spin, but never seem to get dizzy? Neuroplasticity, that’s how! Anthony explains how it works, and how you can use your brain in the same way.
You’ve probably heard people say that they were so angry that they saw red. Or maybe you’ve noticed that the sleekest, curviest sports cars are usually scarlet-colored. So why would this one color come to represent such a wide-ranging duality, everything from eroticism and courage to and anger and brutality? And do bulls really respond to the color red.
A good night’s sleep might do more for you than just clear your head, it help you to be a stronger, less fearful person! Guest host Annie Gaus explains how the process works.
Genetics company 23andMe was just granted a patent on technology that allows you to design a child in the same way you might a car or a house. Is this really the future of baby-making? And if so, is this a good or bad development? Anthony dives deep into the patent for answers.