Tag: medicine

  • Junk news series wrap, close asteroid flyby, microbiome connected to MS: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Junk news series comes to a close This week, we aired the final installment of our four part series shedding light on the murky world of junk news for the PBS NewsHour. Producer Cameron Hickey and I began our…

    Read More

  • Junk news pioneer, Antarctic research, Hawking’s last paper: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Junk news pioneer, Antarctic research, Hawking’s last paper: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Behind the scenes of junk news production In this week’s installment of our PBS NewsHour series on Junk News, we introduced you to Cyrus Massoumi, prolific publisher of junk news. Cyrus is a gifted marketer with a passion for…

    Read More

  • New research affirms MDMA’s benefit as PTSD treatment. What’s next? | Miles O'Brien Productions

    New research affirms MDMA’s benefit as PTSD treatment. What’s next?

    The prospect of using MDMA, better known as “Ecstasy” or “Molly,” to treat post-traumatic stress disorder just got an important boost. The Lancet, a highly respected medical journal, published a study showing dramatic improvement in more than two dozen veterans and firefighters who were treated with MDMA in a study conducted in Charleston, South Carolina.…

    Read More

  • 5 Questions: An interview with Chris Francis, PhD, Wave Life Sciences | Miles O'Brien Productions

    5 Questions: An interview with Chris Francis, PhD, Wave Life Sciences

    Wave Life Sciences is a Boston based biotechnology company focused on delivering transformational therapies for patients with serious, genetically defined diseases. Their proprietary chemistry platform, viewed through the eyes of their world-leading scientists, enable them to see one possible future of medicine. They are the first to design and bring stereopure and allele-specific medicines to…

    Read More

  • Before Bots Take Over The World, They May Save Your Life | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Before Bots Take Over The World, They May Save Your Life

    We all know one day Arnold Schwarzenegger bots are going to come for us, but some of current iterations may just save a life. In a world where blockchain, AI, and IoT are the current buzzwords, the word “bot” is beginning to become a term that mainstreams it all. While it used to be, “there’s…

    Read More

  • Zuckerberg testimony, weak ocean currents, unlocking fungal medicine: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Zuckerberg testifies in Congress I’m often reminded that the development of technology moves a lot faster than the political and regulatory process. By and large, that’s a good thing. If the Wright brothers had been forced to seek permits…

    Read More

Get our latest stories delivered to your inbox.

X