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

Why Tweet Science?

Feb 24, 2016

With so many tasks vying for your attention, why spend precious time sending out short 140 character Twitter messages? Sara Yeo, PhD (@sarakyeo), assistant professor of communication, explains the advantages of communicating via Twitter, who you can expect to reach, and how you can use it to your ...

For the Sickest Heart Attack Patients, Outlook is Poorest Within 60 Days After Discharge

Feb 17, 2016

Medical advances have improved outcomes for heart attack patients, even for the sickest patients who undergo cardiogenic shock, a condition where the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Yet a new study published in the

Why Low Bicarbonate Levels Might Signal A Risk For Premature Death

Feb 1, 2016

Older adults who are otherwise healthy are at earlier risk for death if they have low blood levels of bicarbonate, a main ingredient in baking soda. Kalani Raphael, M.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the ...

Irreproducible Research—How Big of a Problem Is it?

Jan 19, 2016

Some estimates say that as many as half of the scientific discoveries made in certain disciplines cannot be replicated. Irreproducible research is a big problem that could be undermining credibility in science. Tom Parks, Ph.D., vice president for research at the University of Utah, describes ...

Getting to the Heart of Precision Medicine: Embracing Genetic Diversity

Dec 22, 2015

At the heart of precision medicine is taking into consideration that each person is unique. Two people with the same disease can have very different outcomes depending on their specific genetic milieu, a complication that is largely overlooked in research and therapeutics.

Could Donor Matching Help Fecal Transplants to Work Better?

Nov 23, 2015

Though it may be hard to get past the “ick factor”, fecal transplants—putting fecal matter from a healthy donor into a patient’s intestine—is proving to be a surprisingly effective way to treat serious infections such as Clostridium difficile. However, so far the therapy has not been as ...

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