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New scientific discoveries and innovations in the world and at The University of Pittsburgh

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New scientific discoveries and innovations in the world and at The University of Pittsburgh

    ALS Medication, Mummy Sounds, and Universal Genetic Rhythms

    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.

    • 30 min
    Pigeon Bots and Corpse Compost

    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.

    • 26 min
    Migrating Parasites, Grenade Launching Jellyfish, and New Electronic Matter

    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.

    • 38 min
    Mental Illness Gene, Cooking Physics, and Coronavirus Vaccine

    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.

    • 50 min
    Memory, Coronavirus, and Mucus Mechanics

    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.

    • 34 min
    Mosquito Antibodies, Organs on Chips, and Killer Sea Phages

    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.

    • 50 min

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