When Humans First Talked
The evolution of our ability to speak is its own epic saga and it’s worth pausing to appreciate that. It’s taken several million years to get to this moment where we can tell you about how it took several million years for us to get here.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM With Jeanita Pritchett
In this episode of Teach Me in 10, Dr. Jeanita Pritchett, who has a deep-rooted passion for helping others find excitement in STEM and considers herself a "Jane of All Trades", will speak about what diversity means, why DEI policies and practices are an important factor in optimizing the science ecosystem and she seeks to address the question what everyone can do to help get us to a more inclusive environment.
Could We Spot Alzheimer’s Early With RNA?
Detecting diseases early can be a big help when it comes to treating them, and researchers may have gotten one step closer to diagnosing Alzheimer's with a simple blood test.
How To Communicate Science Effectively With Professor Yotam Ophir
In this Teach Me in 10, Professor Ophir explains the different narratives often used to communicate science and what impact these narratives can have on the general public's perception of scientific research. He also provides useful tips and tricks on how to communicate science effectively.
The Brain Science of Obesity With Mads Tang-Christensen
Your belly and your brain speak to each other, says obesity researcher Mads Tang-Christensen. Offering scientific proof that obesity is a disease influenced by genetics and the environment, he introduces a molecule discovered in both the brain and gut that helps control appetite -- and which could be engineered to promote healthy weight loss for those living with obesity.
Why More Men Die From West Nile Virus With Dr. Sarah Rosen
In this week’s Teach Me in 10, we are joined by Dr. Sarah Rosen. Why does the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus affect men more severely than women? Rosen outline swhy sex differences in a type of immune cell in the brain, called microglia, might underlie these different outcomes.
How Humans Became (Mostly) Right-Handed
No other placental mammal that we know of prefers one side of the body so consistently, not even our closest primate relatives. But being right-handed may have deep evolutionary roots in our lineage. And yet, being a leftie does seem to come with some unexpected advantages.
Precision Therapies for Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases
Scripps Research professor Jeff Kelly shares his research into a broad set of disorders where aberrantly folded proteins lead to degeneration of the heart and/or nervous system.
UK Doctor Switches to 80% Ultra-Processed Food Diet For 30 Days
When Dr Chris van Tulleken embarked on an ultra-processed 30-day diet to uncover what effect it has on our bodies, the results leave him and the scientists in shock!
What Causes Seizures and How Can We Treat Them?
Discover what we know (and don’t know) about the causes and treatment of seizures, and what to do if you encounter someone experiencing a seizure.
Cuttlefish Can Remember What They Had for Dinner Last Week
Cuttlefish can remember what, where, and when specific things happened - right up to their last few days of life, researchers have found.
Rare Footage of Glass Octopus
Rare sightings have been made by the Schmidt Ocean Institute of a glass octopus, a nearly transparent species whose only visible features are its optic nerve, eyeballs and digestive tract.