17-47 Segment 2: “Helpful Lies”

Lies aren’t always bad but as the stakes of lies rise, honesty trumps kindness. Yet few people are ever able to distinguish when they’re being told lies.

man making joint and a stash of marijuana in the car

17-03 Segment 1: Stoned Driving: How can police tell?

With recreational marijuana use legal in eight states there are more drivers on the road who are potentially under the influence of marijuana but police have no way to measure it.

16-06 Segment 1: New Findings on Stuttering

New research on stuttering has several new findings including a much more successful way to treat it.

15-45 Segment 1: Thermogenesis and weight loss

  Synopsis: The body uses extra calories to stay warm in cold conditions, creating heath through thermogenesis. However, it's only recently that scientists have discovered one of the mechanisms the body uses for this--brown fat. Now they're learning how to harness brown fat for weight loss. Experts discuss. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Aaron Cypess, … Continue reading 15-45 Segment 1: Thermogenesis and weight loss

15-38 Segment 1: Stem Cell Regeneration

  Synopsis: Scientists have discovered that older research animals can seemingly be made young again with infusions of young blood which reactivate stem cells. Researchers have started to isolate factors in plasma that appear to be responsible, opening the door to possibly rolling back the clock on aging. Experts explain. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. … Continue reading 15-38 Segment 1: Stem Cell Regeneration

15-07 Story 1: The Gut Microbiome

  Synopsis: Scientists are learning that the bacteria living inside us, most notably in the intestines, influence our bodies far more than previously suspected. Our microbiome influences many other organs, particularly the liver, brain, and immune system. Different mixes of these bacteria may account for a great deal of the variability among people, particularly in our … Continue reading 15-07 Story 1: The Gut Microbiome