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The Pitt Pulse Presents is a science news and discussion show that airs on WPTS Radio, the University of Pittsburgh's radio station. Each week, we talk to expert guests and round up the most recent headlines and breakthroughs in the science and medical fields.

 

Season 2, Episode 9: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's...Space

What lies beyond this Earthly bubble in which we live? Join Ellen and Yash as they discuss the intricacies of space science and astronomy with Arthur Kosowsky, PhD, professor in Pitt's department of Physics and Astronomy. Topics in this special episode of The Pitt Pulse Presents include the Mars expedition, the physical effects of weightlessness, NASA, and much more.

 

SEASON 2, EPISODE 8: Public Health

What caused the lead poisonings in Flint, MI? What's the origin and future of the Zika Virus pandemic? Should gun control be classified as a matter of public health? Mary, Lane, and Alex address these questions and more in this public health edition of The Pitt Pulse Presents.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 7: New Year's Resolutions

Looking to have a happier, healthier 2016? Already gave up on the new gym membership? We can help. Join Lane, Ellen, and Alex for a discussion about a minimal lifestyle changes that can change your...life. 

Season 1, Episode 1: Interview with Dr. Beej Macatangay

Imaz and Angela talk to infectious disease specialist Dr. Beej Macatangay about HIV/AIDS epidemic, antiretroviral treatments, and the development of a new approach to blocking HIV.


season 1, Episode 4: Spinal Cord INjuries and CRISPR genome editing 

Angela, Imaz, and Harsh talk about a cancer drug that may be able to treat spinal cord injuries and the ethics and promise of the new and efficient CRISPR genome editing technique. 


SEASON 2, EPISODE 1: HEALTH OF COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH DR. DAVE RABIN

In the premiere episode of Season 2 of The Pitt Pulse Presents, Imaz, Angela, and Alex are joined by Psychiatry resident Dr. Dave Rabin, M.D., Ph.D., to discuss drug use, sleep, and mental health on college campuses. 


SEASON 2, EPISODE 4: CANCER - A DISEASE FROM WITHIN

Angela, Alex, Ellen, and new host, Anjana Murali, wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a round-up of cancer news. Groundbreaking new therapies, media misconceptions, and general background about this insidious disease are all addressed.

 

 

season 1, Episode 2: 3D Printing & Ebola Research

Imaz and Angela discuss the ethics of ebola vaccine research, new 3D printing techniques, newly discovered habitable moons, and the effects of sildenafil on peripheral neuropathy.


season 1, EPISODE 5: INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTINA NEUMANN

Imaz and Angela talk to local apiculturist Christina Neumann about the reasons behind the declining bee population, its impact, and potential solutions.


SEASON 2, EPISODE 2: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

In the second episode of Season 2 of The Pitt Pulse Presents, Angela, Ellen, and Imaz discuss the drought in California, the Volkswagon scandal, the recent climate change bill introduced in U.S. Senate, and more!


SEASON 2, EPISODE 5: FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Will red meat give you cancer? What's the latest buzz about GMOs? And are you more human or bacteria? Embrace the Thanksgiving spirit with a discussion about all things nutrition with Alex, Yash, Angela, and new host, Samantha Grimes. 

season 1, Episode 3: Attraction & Seasonal Allergies 

Imaz and Angela discuss a drug that can increase compassion, the relationship between air pollution and seasonal allergies, and a recent study that explores the evolutionary science behind attraction.


season 1, Episode 6: "Cancer Hotels" and Depression

Angela, Imaz, and Alex discuss the link between Facebook and depressive symptoms, cancer hotels in China, e-cigs, and fecal transplantation.


SEASON 2, EPISODE 3: ALL THINGS PATHOGENIC!

Alex, Ellen, and Yash discuss infectious disease, transplant medicine, and antibiotic resistance. 


SEASON 2, EPISODE 6: POLITICS IN SCIENC

In light of the upcoming Presidential race, Alex, Angela, Yash, and new contributor, Lane Ward, outline the complex relationship between fields of science and politics. How is research funded in the U.S.? Who informs politicians about scientific matters? Where do the 2016 Presidential candidates stand on science-based issues, like climate change and the teaching of evolution in schools. Tune in to find out!