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33 minutes | May 20, 2021
Seeing the Virus (Dr. William Bain)
In this episode, Justin chats with Dr. William Bain, assistant professor of medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine department. We were all excited to ask him about how you can actually see the coronavirus in living tissue!
51 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
A Climate of Uncertainty (Guest: Dr. Adrienne Wootten)
In this episode, Justin sits down with Dr. Adrienne Wootten, who studies the uncertainty in climate models at University of Oklahoma and the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center. She breaks down what this uncertainty means for regional climate models using her 2021 paper, "Statistically downscaled precipitation sensitivity to gridded observation data and downscaling technique." These models are used for tons of things -- even making policy decisions. Worth a listen if you really want to know what's going on with climate data.
42 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
The Placebo You Know (Guest: Dr. Darwin Guevarra)
Justin sits down with Dr. Darwin Guevarra from University of Michigan to talk about his recent study on using placebos to help anxious people better regulate their emotions during stress. The crazy thing? The patients KNEW it was a sugar pill, and it STILL worked! So how could that be? Find out from listening to this fascinating episode.
36 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Chemical Evolution (Guest: Lena Vincent)
Can chemicals evolve, even though they aren't technically alive on their own? In this episode, Justin and his guest Lena Vincent, a PhD candidate at University of Wisconsin, dives into the deep questions about what life is and how she studies this through chemistry!
38 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Weed and Kids? (Guest: Dr. Jennifer Bailey)
This episode was recorded back in January 2021. Dr. Jennifer Bailey at University of Washington in Seattle tells us about her research with families, children, and adolescents in the wake of marijuana legalization on the West coast. Do kids smoke more weed now? Are there social and family factors that influence the decision? Is weed REALLY a "gateway drug" to the hard stuff as they told us in the 90s? A fascinating and enjoyable interview - one of my personal favorites of ours so far.
19 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Going Under (Guest: Dr. Justine Landin)
This episode explores the effects of exposure to anesthesia in child hood and adolescence on how the brain processes alcohol later in life. Who would have thought that undergoing surgery as a youngster might impact your relationship with alcohol as an adult? Listen to this fascinating interview with Dr. Justine Landin to discuss her paper on this topic, titled "General anesthetic exposure in adolescent rats causes persistent maladaptations in cognitive and affective behaviors and neuroplasticity." It was published in the journal Neuropharmacology in 2019.
30 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Oxygen Photobomb! (Guest: Dr. Thomas Fauchez)
If there was oxygen on a far away planet, how would we know? This episode features D.r Thomas Fauchez, and we discuss his study "Sensitive probing of exoplanetary oxygen via mid-infrared collisional absorption" that was published in Nature Astronomy in January of 2020. He talks about some of the simulations scientists use to figure out how to detect gasses on exoplanets!Learn more about Sciworthy at www.sciworthy.com and www.bluemarblespace.org
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