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.

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When A Traditional Autopsy Fails, DNA May Have the Answer

Jul 27, 2016

The unexpected death of a child is tragic under any circumstance, but it becomes even more so when the reason why is unknown. Martin Tristani-Firouzi, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at the University of Utah, leads the ...

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How to Make Science More Reliable? Tips for Systematic Reviews

Jul 13, 2016

If you're a scientist, systematic reviews - a survey of published results to answer a specific research question - may not be as easy to carry out as you think. Melissa Rethlefsen and Mellanye Lackey from the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of ...

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How to Make Science More Reliable: Tips for Managing Data

Jul 1, 2016

Nearly anyone who has worked in research is familiar with the frustrating scenario: a postdoc leaves for another job, and with him goes all sorts of valuable knowledge. It’s become loud and clear that results from many published scientific studies are unreliable. While ethical violations like ...

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Why Am I Sick? With This Tool, Doctors Could Know At a Glance

Jun 2, 2016

All too often an answer to the simple question of “what is making me sick?” does not come easily. Current methods for figuring out what viruses or bacteria are causing infection come with the risk of being too slow, or failing to find the culprit altogether.

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A Flu Shot During Pregnancy Protects Baby, Too

May 25, 2016

There’s more than one good reason to get a flu shot while pregnant. Julie Shakib, D.O., M.P.H., assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and medical director of the Well Baby and ...

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A Story of Scientific Irreproducibility: Study Contradicts Belief that Cancer Prevents Alzheimer’s

May 17, 2016

It’s been estimated that up to half of scientific studies are irreproducible, they can’t be replicated, and this is a big problem. A new study illustrates a case in point, calling into question previous results suggesting that cancer prevents Alzheimer’s.

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Controlling Aging At A Microscopic Scale? A New Quality Control Pathway For Mitochondria

May 3, 2016

Mitochondria, tiny organelles within our cells, pack a big punch. They function as powerhouses that generate energy for the cell. Malfunctioning mitochondria, explains Adam Hughes, assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Utah, impacts a number of processes, such as aging and ...

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