health

Brain Surgery Utilizes 3D Imaging

A new technological advancement in brain surgery comes to Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.  Reporter Maddie Orton takes us into the operating room to see how one surgeon utilizes 3D imaging and augmented reality.  A warning, this story contains graphic images of the surgery process. Funding for this segment was provided by Levin Capital […]

The interplay between Religious Experiences and the Brain

As Humans – Hydration, Exercise, and clean eating are vital to our health and well-being. But what about religious practices like prayer and meditation? Dr. Andrew Newburg, Professor at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Studies the interplay between religious experiences and the brain.

What does your face reveal about you?

Facial recognition systems are typically used to identify or verify a person for security purposes. Now, researchers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington are using facial recognition technology as a diagnostic tool to determine health risks.

Virtual reality and the patient experience

From surgical simulations to a tool that helps those who suffer from PTSD, virtual reality is taking on the health care industry by storm. Carrie Shaw of Embodied Labs joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google Hangout to discuss her lab, which is at the forefront of this work.

SciTech Now Episode 332

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look into a lab as researchers estimate the number of roach species on the planet; the story of retired astronaut Michael Massimino; virtual reality and the patient experience; and a look into the sustainability of guitar making.

Can origami save lives?

Scientist, author, and self-proclaimed science evangelist, Ainissa Ramirez, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how engineers and scientists are using origami as a design solution.

Closing the gap between doctors and patients

A trip to the doctor can be confusing for patients unfamiliar with medical industry terms. In Southern California, doctors and educators are committed to bridging this divide by studying the science behind clear communication.