SciTech Now Episode 217

In this episode, shark skin could be the key to combating the spread of harmful bacteria inside hospitals; an innovative device allows you to virtually connect with your dog; researchers find a connection between a child’s socioeconomic status and the surface area of the brain; and more.

The healing power of shark skin?

Recent outbreaks of drug-resistant bacteria in several U.S. hospitals has experts looking for innovative solutions. One University of Florida professor thinks shark skin could offer hope.

Marine Fossils

Experts at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City discuss the importance of a collection of fossils donated by two professors at Ohio University that provide rich opportunities for scientific research into the future and the past.