medicine

SciTech Now Episode 520

In this episode of SciTech Now, Tiny injectable devices fighting cancer; decoding NASA’s time capsule; Drones exploring the Antarctic; and tools to learn coding.

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 […]

Battery technologies that are saving lives

Battery technology innovations are saving lives. At the forefront of these innovations in science and medicine is one of the world’s leading energy storage researchers and most successful women inventors in the United States. Dr. Esther Takeuchi, a State University of New York distinguished professor in materials science and engineering at Stony Brook University joins […]

Alzheimer’s May Be More Complicated

According to a 2018 annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association, there are currently 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. As this number is projected to increase in the next decades, researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio have come up with a unique approach to studying the disease in hopes of […]

3D printing your medicine

3D printing is poised to bring a new era of medication delivery to patients. Vivek Gupta, Assistant Professor of industrial pharmacy at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how this will change the future of medicine.

A venomous snail hunter

If you think snails are harmless and even delicious delicacies, you may be surprised by the cone snail. These marine creatures are armed with deadly venom that can kill worms, fish, and even, in rare cases, people. However, a biochemist found that compounds in their venom have the potential to provide novel treatments for a […]

SciTech Now Episode 421

In this episode of SciTech Now, meet a venomous snail hunter; take a look at how your medicine can be 3D printed; a scientist creating body parts using produce found in your kitchen; and the catastrophic coastal flooding in one North Carolina coastal town.

SciTech Now Epsiode 407

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look into a scientific collaboration between medicine and geoscience; a company growing animal-free leather; a new program for veterans suffering from PTSD; and an academy brings STEM to students.

Changing the face of medicine with 3D printing

3D printing takes the science of regenerative medicine to a whole new level with the replacement of human organs. The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is printing organs using human cells in a biodegradable frame allowing for nerves and blood vessels to grow into the organ and function normally.

SciTech Now Episode 318

In this episode of SciTech Now, a pacifier that delivers medicine; meet Sharon Abreu, creator of the Climate Monologues; estimating the likelihood of an earthquake; and learn how fireflies synchronize their flashing light patterns.