How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Changing the World
The coronavirus pandemic is more global, dramatic and unusual than any crisis we've seen in a long time, says journalist Fareed Zakaria. Listen as he shares his perspective on how we can recover from the economic fallout, why certain countries were able to avoid major outbreaks and what this might mean for the balance of global power.
Outsmarting Emerging Pathogens in an Interconnected World
Kristian Andersen, PhD, a genomic epidemiologist, shares unique insights on how the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread around the world, as well as what science tells us has worked and not worked to mitigate the public health crisis.
Cancer in a COVID-19 World
As the world’s attention is focused on COVID-19, what effect is this having on cancer research and clinical activity?
What Is Philadelphia Positive Leukemia?
When a cell divides to make new cells, the chromosomes normally stay the same. But sometimes mistakes happen. With Philadelphia positive leukemia, a gene called the ABL1 gene on chromosome 9 breaks off and sticks to a gene called the BCR gene on chromosome 22. It produces a new gene called BCR-ABL1 which causes the cell to make too much of a protein called tyrosine kinase. This protein encourages leukemia cells to grow and multiply.
Happiness: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You
Our cultures give us a lot of advice about how to find happiness. Science, however, suggests that much of that advice just isn‘t right...
The Surprising Science of Happiness
Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.
Why Blue Whales Don't Get Cancer – Peto's Paradox
Cancer is a creepy and mysterious thing. While we tried to understand it, to get better at killing it, we discovered a biological paradox that remains unsolved to this day: large animals seem to be immune to cancer. Which doesn’t make any sense – the bigger a being, the more cancer it should have. To understand why, we first need to take a look at the nature of cancer itself.
Nuclear Science From Quarks to Cancer
Nuclear physicist and cancer researcher, Cynthia Keppel, explains why physicists are interested in the tiniest particles known to humankind, and how an understanding of these particles advances science.
The Secret Powers of Jellyfish
Some are longer than a blue whale. Others are barely larger than a grain of sand. One species unleashes one of the most deadly venoms on earth; another holds a secret that’s behind some of the greatest breakthroughs in biology. They’ve inhabited the ocean for at least half a billion years, and they’re still flourishing.
How Bones Make Blood
Dig into the science of how bone marrow transplants work.