Science and Research Show

with Julie Kiefer, Ph.D.

Hear about the latest scientific discoveries, and what they mean to you. Julie Kiefer, Ph.D., explores the story behind the story with scientists who talk about their ideas, inspirations, and innovations. She also takes on issues that impact science, and how it's done.


Latest Shows

A Holistic Approach to Back Pain

Jan 30, 2019

Anyone who has had back pain—and that’s nearly all of us—knows how debilitating it can be. Even more frustrating is that for many, that pain comes back, again and again, no matter what they try. Julie Fritz, Ph.D., associate dean for research in the College of Health talks about what makes bac ...

Improving our Nation’s Heart Health: A Conversation with NHLBI Director, Gary Gibbons

Jan 23, 2019

Despite major advances in treating and preventing heart disease, the condition is still a leading cause of death in the U.S. At the Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium, Dr. Gary Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, outlined the institute’s strategic vision for improving ...

Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?

Feb 23, 2018

The United States infant mortality rate ranks among the worst for wealthy nations, a clear sign that our nation’s health needs improving. This year’s Frontiers in Precision Medicine III symposium will focus on combining the best approaches from two seemingly disparate disciplines—population he ...

Catheter Ablation Works Better Than Traditional Atrial Fibrillation Therapies, Study Shows

Jan 31, 2018

A new study reveals that patients receiving radiofrequency catheter ablation compared to traditional drug therapies for atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure, have significantly lower hospitalization and mortality rates. The findings are published in the New England Journa ...

Blood Pressure Control and Long-Term Health

Nov 14, 2017

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and can lead to potentially life-threatening heart attacks and strokes. A clinical trial called SPRINT has changed the way doctors look at blood pressure for long-term patient health. The Scope Radio's Julie Kiefer speaks with Dr ...

Science is Unreliable. What Can We Do About It?

Oct 31, 2017

There’s a real problem within the medical science community regarding reliability. Today, more and more science articles are being published, but many lack the reliability we can rely on. The Scope Radio’s Julie Kiefer talks with Melissa Rethlefsen and Melanie Lackey from University of Utah Eccl ...

CMV: A Leading Cause of Newborn Hearing Loss that You’ve Never Heard Of

Sep 19, 2017

Infection from a common virus, cytomegalovirus (CMV), is the leading cause of non-genetic hearing loss in U.S. newborns. Even though the virus is far more prevalent than Zika, it remains relatively unheard of. ENT specialist Dr. Albert Park explains what can happen when infants are exposed to CMV w ...

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