The Petri Dish
About This Show
The Petri Dish is a lively podcast that's been culturing scientific banter since 2013. We are sharing our scientific perspectives on interesting news, discoveries, issues, and policies with anyone who is passionately curious about all things science.
Most Recent Episode
Punch Drunk: Boxing, football, and why chronic brain trauma matters
Feb 17 14
In this episode, we discuss what is known about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), an increasingly discussed issue due to its effects on current and former football players. We discuss who else CTE affects, what is happening in the brain of affected individuals, and how more research is needed to solve this serious problem.