What contributes to a healthy brain?

Early childhood is the most rapid and dynamic period of brain development. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine researchers with the Baby Connectome Project are studying the factors that contribute to a healthy brain and early indicators of autism.

SciTech Now Episode 411

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look at how one school is turning data into sound; engineering bird-friendly glass; a study that contributes to a healthy brain; and technology creating clean water and cool air.

Brain tissue crucial in understanding autism

More American children are battling autism than AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined, and scientists are working furiously to get to the bottom of it.  But to really understand autism, scientists need to examine human brain tissue, which is in short supply. Now, a network of research institutions is working to change that.

Helping children with autism

The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders acts not only as a research facility, but also as a therapy center.  Specialists work with children to get down to the neurological factors behind autism and with the help of drug therapy programs and a guiding hand, they’ve made huge strides.

SciTech Now Episode 206

In this episode of SciTech Now, some oil companies are cutting back on their operations and hoping to reduce waste in the process; Springboard Enterprises CEO Kay Koplovitz discusses supporting women in business; we go inside the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, where staff target the core cause of autism and provide therapy and […]

SciTech Now Episode 44

In this episode of SciTech Now, the environmental reporting team EarthFix on the plight of the bald eagle; Ofer Leidner on his wellness app, Happify; we meet the team behind Wubees, a game that strengthens the social interaction skills of children with autism; and an international team of researchers uses the web application Morpho Bank to build evolutionary maps for different species.


We meet the team behind the game Wubees, which was designed as a tool to strengthen social interaction skills for children with autism. Here’s the story.