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Disease Sniffing Super Dogs! Episode 47 - by Agatha Jassem (Click here to directly access the MP3) (Access the full text transcript) Think you only look bad when you’re sick? Well it turns out you stink too. That distinctive sick smell, however, could just save your life. Medical detection dogs are a new breed of canine workers, with Cliff the C. diff sniffing dog being the latest pioneer. Listen to the podcast to learn more. For more info: Dog Sniffs Out Deadly C. diff Infection - Web […]
Finding Aliens on Other Planets REPLAY Episode 16 - by John Rennie (click here to directly access the MP3) (Access the Full Text transcript) Interplanetary probes and space telescopes have been seeking evidence of life elsewhere in the universe for decades. But would we necessarily know alien life if we encountered it? The biochemistry of any organisms that evolve on inhospitable worlds might turn out to be unrecognizably different from anything ever seen on Earth. On the other hand, […]
Frogs Spreading Deadly Disease! REPLAY Episode 14 - by Niki Wilson (Click here to directly access the mp3) (Access the Full Text transcript) Pacific Chorus frogs may be helping to spread a deadly infectious disease responsible for the extinction of over 200 amphibian species world wide. The disease, known as chytridiomycosis, is caused by a fungus called Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, or Bd. The fungus attacks amphibian’s skin, disrupting the absorption of water and important electrolytes […]
Robots on DRUGS! REPLAY Episode 13 - by Lisa Willemse (Click here to directly access the MP3) It’s the perfect marriage between robotics, chemistry, statistics and biology. It’s the latest tool in the arsenal of study against disease. It’s known as high throughput screening, or HTS. Developed by the pharmaceutical industry in the late 1980s, research scientists around the globe are now using it to find new uses for old drugs and if current progress is any indication, it will be […]
Dinosaurs Having SEX! REPLAY Episode 10 - by Sarah Chow (Click here to directly access the MP3) (Access the full transcript) Dinosaur mating has long puzzled scientists. However with the help of dinosaur descendants like birds and crocodiles, scientists can better visualize these prehistoric beasts behind closed bushes. Listen to the Podcast to learn more! Check out this great link from the Smithsonian on Dinosaur Tracking Sarah Chow is a recent graduate of the Banff Science Communication […]
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