New scientific discoveries and innovations in the world and at The University of Pittsburgh
ALS Medication, Mummy Sounds, and Universal Genetic Rhythms
In this episode of Cell Cultured, Sid returns after 7 months to update the status of the podcast. He also discusses recent advancements in ALS research, talking mummies, and newly discovered biological rhythms.
Pigeon Bots and Corpse Compost
In this episode of Cell Cultured, Sid and Neeshil discuss robots with flapping wings and the morbid idea of using human bodies as compost.
Migrating Parasites, Grenade Launching Jellyfish, and New Electronic Matter
In this episode of Cell Cultured, Sid and Neeshil discuss biological phenomenons such as parasites moving from mother to baby and jellyfish launching stinging cells. They also dive into the field of physics and talk about how a revolutionary discovery of a new electronic state of matter could change quantum physics and even lead to the future.
Mental Illness Gene, Cooking Physics, and Coronavirus Vaccine
In this episode of Cell Cultured, Sid and Neeshil discuss a gene linked to mental illness and using physics to perfect cooking. They also talk about Pitt's efforts to create a Coronavirus vaccine.
Memory, Coronavirus, and Mucus Mechanics
In this episode of Cell Cultured, Sid and Neeshil discuss the role of a vital brain cell in forgetting memories. They also take a deeper dive into science at Pitt when they discuss Pitt's role in the Coronavirus effort and studies of mucus in its cellular environment and how it relates to cancer.
Mosquito Antibodies, Organs on Chips, and Killer Sea Phages
In this episode of Cell Cultured, Sid and now co-host Neeshil discuss the use of antibodies to eradicate disease spread by mosquitoes and organ systems modeled on microchips. They also talk about how sea phages, collected by students all over the country including at Pitt, were used to treat a nasty bacterial infection.