Science & the City
Dementia Decoded: Plaques and Tangles04/30/15
In the second episode of our Dementia Decoded series, we look at the current state of knowledge about the basic physiology of Alzheimer's, and how scientists are working to unlock its secrets.
Dementia Decoded: A Special Illness
The first episode of our new five-part Dementia Decoded podcast series looks at what Alzheimer's is, how it differs from other forms of Dementia, and whether is it an inevitable part of aging.
Curing Human Diseases: Targeting the Lysosome
Leading scientists discuss the latest breakthroughs in lysosome biology and what they mean for treating Batten disease, and more common conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and cancer.
Food as Medicine: Nutrition and Global Health
In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.
Micronutrients: Supplementation, Fortification, and Beyond
In this first of a two-part series, experts from various sectors explore the available options to reduce "hidden hunger"micronutrient deficiencies in a population.
Making Connections with Conservation Biology
Three budding biologists and their teacher discuss the vital work of conservation biology and how students are making important contributions to the field.
Fighting Food Waste with Creativity
Designer Josh Treuhaft discusses the issue of food waste and his creative approach to combating the problem.
Bronx River Alliance: Restoring Nature in the City
A young scientist and an educator discuss work being undertaken by the Bronx River Alliance to restore and better understand the river's ecosystem and to introduce its beauty to the public.
The Synapse Project: Inspiring the Future of Neuroscience
High school student Grace Greenwald connects her peers with world class neuroscientists and mentorship.
Alzheimer's Disease: Prospects for a Cure
A diverse panel of leading experts discusses innovative efforts to develop an effective treatment for Alzheimer's Disease.
Nutrition and Early Childhood Development
Experts discuss the merits of integrating nutrition and early childhood development interventions to nurture the physical and psychological health of underprivileged children.
The Problem with Protein
Protein is one of the most important nutrients in our diet, but providing an adequate and equitable supply of it to people around the world remains a vexing problem.
A Research Agenda for Nutrition Science: Activating the...
The third podcast in our series on the Research Agenda for Nutrition Science focuses on implementation.
A Research Agenda for Nutrition Science: Mobilizing the...
Part two of our podcast series on the nutrition research agenda addresses the importance, as well as the challenge, of tackling global nutrition needs in a coordinated, multisectoral way.
A Research Agenda for Nutrition Science: Why and How?
The first of two podcasts on the development of a global agenda for nutrition research.
Engineering Sustainable Futures
Engineering students in the Projects for Underserved Communities program at UT Austin are proving you're never too young to make a difference by putting science to good use.
Wizard and Orc Debate Climate Science and Middle Earth...
Tolkien wizard Radagast the Brown, a.k.a. climate scientist Dr. Dan Lunt, faces an angry Uruk-hai climate change denialist in a "debate" about the validity of climate science and Middle Earth warming.
Hats Off to Bacteria!
In this excerpted coverage from our live event, a panel of experts discusses our relationship with our microbiota from research and medical perspectives.
Your Brain: The Final Frontier
Blavatnik Award winning scientist Dr. Jonathan Fisher discusses the power of various visualization techniques in researchingand educating aboutthe brain.
Can We Feed the Planet?
Author Alan Weisman shares insights from his latest book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
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