Tag: neuroscience

  • What’s on your citrus fruit? Trump’s EPA fights to keep controversial insecticide in use | Miles O'Brien Productions

    What’s on your citrus fruit? Trump’s EPA fights to keep controversial insecticide in use

    Citrus growers hope to fend off fruit-munching katydids, but one weapon is under scrutiny. Researchers found that children growing up near fields where the insecticide chlorpyrifos was deployed exhibited autism-like symptoms. A court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the insecticide’s use, but Trump’s EPA is fighting back. PBS science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.…

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  • The EPA isn't taking its own advice on a pesticide that causes brain damage in children | Miles O'Brien Productions

    The EPA isn’t taking its own advice on a pesticide that causes brain damage in children

    Chlorpyrifos is one of the world’s most widely-used agricultural pesticides. Studies have linked exposure to the chemical to neurological issues in children, yet the EPA has–so far–decided not to ban the use of chlorpyrifos. Miles explores the issue for the PBS NewsHour. TRANSCRIPT Judy Woodruff: It’s not well known to the general public yet that…

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  • Inside the Legal Battle to Ban a Deadly Neurotoxin – with Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky

    For several years, environmental advocacy groups have been fighting to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos from agricultural use. A turnover in leadership at the EPA has led to a moment of indecision on what to do about the chemical. Robert Sapolsky is a neuroscientist who’s spent a long time assisting in the legal battle against chlorpyrifos.…

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  • 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…

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  • Nerve stimulation restores minimal consciousness in traumatic brain injury patient

    The man is showing his first signs of consciousness, 15 years after a car crash.

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