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Hosts Dr. Rachel Morris and Alyssa Preiser translate science to make it applicable and accessible for everyday life.

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Hosts Dr. Rachel Morris and Alyssa Preiser translate science to make it applicable and accessible for everyday life.

    Food and Nutrition: Supplements

    Food and Nutrition: Supplements

    This week we're continuing our exploration of food and nutrition by talking with Neal Fortin, professor and director of the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations at Michigan State University. We wanted to know about food supplements- what they are, why we add them, and what are the regulations that govern them.

    • 23 min
    Food and Nutrition: Diets

    Food and Nutrition: Diets

    With stay-at-home orders in place and recommendations for social distancing and small groups, many of us have been spending more time in our kitchen. While it is an opportunity to learn to cook more meals at home, it might also be an opportunity for greater snacking. We talked with Deanne Kelleher about diets and how we think about what we eat. We asked her about if diets even work and how we think about healthy eating.

    • 30 min
    Global Diseases: Seasonal Flu

    Global Diseases: Seasonal Flu

    This week is the final episode looking at global diseases. In the fall every year, you probably see signs for flu shots. It's a disease that we deal with every year, but there's still a lot of questions that we had about it. What sickness actually is the flu? What does the flu shot do? How contagious is it? Why do we always get sick every winter? This week we talk with Dr. Mason Meyer, Michigan State's pharmacist, to answer all our questions!

    • 13 min
    Global Diseases: African Swine Fever

    Global Diseases: African Swine Fever

    While COVID-19 might be making current headlines, not too long ago, another disease was making the news. African Swine Fever recently broke out (again) in 2019 and was devastating pig populations, especially in China. We talked with Dr. Rachel Rheams from Michigan State's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. We learned about sad purple-earred pigs, and (more importantly) what African Swine Fever is, why it is important to learn about, and how it impacts our daily lives.

    • 15 min
    Global Diseases: Coronavirus

    Global Diseases: Coronavirus

    We actually started planning this series a while ago and couldn't have foreseen how current events have played out. There's a lot of information out there and we wanted to give you an opportunity to hear our conversation with an expert, Dr. Stuart Weston. We ask questions like "What is coronavirus?," "Where did it come from?," "How contagious is it?". We hope this helps you understand what is going on in the world around us and gives you tools to help those around you.

    • 22 min
    Forensic Science: Anthropology

    Forensic Science: Anthropology

    Today we're wrapping up our series looking at different parts of forensic science by investigating forensic anthropology. You might have seen the show "Bones" where Dr. Temperance Brennan uses forensic anthropology to solve crimes with Seeley Booth. We talked with Dr. Todd Fenton to see how similar reality is to fiction and what the work of a forensic anthropologist looks like.

    • 11 min

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