Science Studio http://ktep.org en SCIENCE STUDIO: Diabetes, Type I and Type II http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-diabetes-type-i-and-type-ii <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from July 4, 2010, Keith talks with Craig Lee Hanis of the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. &nbsp;Hanis tells us about the differences between Type I and Type II diabetes, and why there are genetic susceptibilities for both types. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired July 20, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:30:00 +0000 44763 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Diabetes, Type I and Type II SCIENCE STUDIO: Nattokinase http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-nattokinase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from June 20, 2010, Keith talks with UTEP alumnus Dr. Ralph E. Holsworth, Jr., DO. &nbsp;Dr. Holsworth is a former student of Keith's. &nbsp;Dr. Holsworth has been studying nattokinase, an enzyme derived from an ancient Japanse food known as&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(37, 37, 37); font-family: sans-serif; line-height: 22.399999618530273px;">Nattō, which is derived from fermented soybeans. &nbsp;Nattokinase has been shown to break up blood clots. &nbsp;Holsworth also tells us the difference between a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) and an MD.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; Dr. Holsworth is currently working as a family practitioner at the Tahoma Clinic in Seattle WA. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.tahomaclinic.com/dr-holsworth/">http://www.tahomaclinic.com/dr-holsworth/</a></span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aired July 13, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:30:00 +0000 44165 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Nattokinase SCIENCE STUDIO: Radioactive Decay http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-radioactive-decay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from June 13, 2010, Keith &amp; Russ talk with Rod Ewing,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 1.5; background-color: rgb(0, 102, 153);">Edward H. Kraus Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Earth &amp; Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Ewing talks about how to keep materials from losing their structures when irradiated. &nbsp;He also explains how biological species are capable of storing radioactive material. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/relw/groupmembers/ewing/ewing.htm">http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/relw/groupmembers/ewing/ewing.htm</a></span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aired July 6, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 01:30:00 +0000 43729 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Radioactive Decay SCIENCE STUDIO: Renewable Energy http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-renewable-energy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from May 30, 2010, Keith talks with Dan Arvizu, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. &nbsp;The lab is responsible for moving renewable energy technologies to the marketplace.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Arvizu discusses the challenges that face a successful energy economy, including energy economy, energy security, and environmental impact.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; </span>Arvizu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> believes that the type of energy we choose to rely upon - nuclear, coal, solar - doesn't matter, as long as they are reliable and economical. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.nrel.gov/">http://www.nrel.gov/</a></span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aired June 29, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 01:30:00 +0000 43249 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Renewable Energy SCIENCE STUDIO: Dust http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-dust <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from May 23, 2010, Keith and guest host Tom Gill of the UTEP Geological Sciences Department interview Franco Marcantonio from the Texas A&amp;M Department of Geology and Geophysics about dust. &nbsp;Helium from our solar wind gets implanted in dust particles from outer space...up to 40,000 tones every year! &nbsp;The dust that accumulates in ocean sediment conserves the helium isotope and can help determine the earth's early climate. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired June 22, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:30:00 +0000 42793 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Dust SCIENCE STUDIO: Dwarf Eye http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-dwarf-eye <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from May 9, 2010, Keith &amp; Russ talk with Olof Sundin, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Texas Tech University Sciences Center in El Paso. &nbsp;Dr. Sundin talks about nanophthalmos, or "dwarf eye," syndrome, an unusual genetic condition in which one of the eyes is fully functional, but smaller than the normal eye. &nbsp;How do genetic mutations cause this syndrome, and what generally regulates the growth &amp; shape of the eye? &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired June 15, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:30:00 +0000 42537 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Dwarf Eye SCIENCE STUDIO: Museum Collections http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-museum-collections <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from May 2, 2010, Keith &amp; Russ talk with John Simmons, museum consultant with Museologica, a consulting company that assists museums with collections care and management. &nbsp;He talks about the importance of collections in museums, and about the human need for collecting that dates back thousands of years, including John's need to collect books.</p><p><strong>Aired June 8, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 01:30:00 +0000 41880 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Museum Collections SCIENCE STUDIO: Evolutionary Genetics http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-evolutionary-genetics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from April 18, 2010, Keith talks with Ben Evans, an evolutionary geneticist with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. &nbsp;He talks about the possible causes for the decline of amphibian species, and about the amazing diversity of macaques in Sulawesi, Indonesia. &nbsp;<a href="http://benevanslab.wordpress.com/">http://benevanslab.wordpress.com/</a></p><p><strong>Aired June 1, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 01:30:00 +0000 41481 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Evolutionary Genetics SCIENCE STUDIO: Cancer Biomarkers http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-cancer-biomarkers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from April 11, 2010, Keith &amp; Russ talk with Mary Wirth,&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(163, 123, 44); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Sans', Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, Tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">W. Brooks Fortune Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Purdue University. &nbsp;She talks about her research into finding the biomarkers which can exacerbate cancer, and how synthetic opals could assist that search. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="color: rgb(163, 123, 44); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Sans', Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, Tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Aired May 25, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 01:30:00 +0000 41172 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Cancer Biomarkers SCIENCE STUDIO: Premiere Biomedical Inc http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-premiere-biomedical-inc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with William A. Hartman, President &amp; CEO of Premier Biomedical, Inc., which is collaborating with the U.S. Army and the University of Texas at El Paso to, as Hartman describes it, "revolutionize medicine as we know it." &nbsp;Hartman talks about his early days as an engineer with Ford Motor Company, and how a serendipitous meeting with a doctor who treated Hartman's wife's neurological condition led to their partnership and the eventual creation of Premier Biomedical. &nbsp;Through their partnerships, this company is conducting ground-breaking research on neurologic and blood-borne diseases such as Alzheimer's, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Breast Cancer. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.premierbiomedical.com/">http://www.premierbiomedical.com/</a></p><p><strong>Aired May 18, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 01:30:00 +0000 40796 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Premiere Biomedical Inc SCIENCE STUDIO: Genetics of Addiction http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-genetics-addiction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Tamara Phillips,&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15.600000381469727px;">Professor &amp; Vice-Chair, Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health &amp; Science University. &nbsp;She talks about her interest in the genetic risk for addiction - what genetic factors make some people more prone to addiction? &nbsp;Her research on mouse models involves trying to isolate a receptor in the brain that sensitizes an individual to alcohol. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-medicine/academic-programs/graduate-studies/faculty/grad-studies-faculty.cfm?facultyid=285">http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-medicine/academic-programs/graduate-studies/faculty/grad-studies-faculty.cfm?facultyid=285</a></span></p><p><strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15.600000381469727px;">Aired May 11, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 01:30:00 +0000 40233 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Genetics of Addiction SCIENCE STUDIO: Reptiles http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-reptiles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ have a fascinating talk with Aaron Bauer, Gerald M. Lemole Endowed Chair in Integrative Biology at Villanova University. &nbsp;Aaron has studied lizards &amp; snakes on islands in the Pacific, in Africa, and other varied locales. &nbsp;He has discovered 150 new species of reptiles, including the largest gecko that ever lived.</p><p><strong>Aired May 4, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 01:30:00 +0000 39801 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Reptiles SCIENCE STUDIO: Batteries http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-batteries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with Perla Balbuena, principal researcher of the Balbuena Research Group in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&amp;M University. &nbsp;She is involved in the computer modeling of batteries, and is exploring ways to improve electrolytes in batteries. &nbsp;Improving the electrolyte improves the whole chemistry of a battery.</p><p><strong>Aired April 27, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 01:30:00 +0000 39152 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Batteries SCIENCE STUDIO: Radioactive Storage http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-radioactive-storage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with Andrew Gaunt, a chemistry researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory. &nbsp;Gaunt explains the 3 types of radioactivity, and the work he does at LANL&nbsp; with plutonium compounds. &nbsp;He also talks about the problems the U.S. is facing in disposing spent nuclear fuel, and presents possible solutions.</p><p><strong>Aired April 20, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:30:00 +0000 38835 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Radioactive Storage SCIENCE STUDIO: Particle Physics http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-particle-physics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with Carlos Salgado, Professor of Physics &amp; Astronomy at Norfolk State University. &nbsp;The conversation touches on a number of physics-related topics, including cosmic rays, whether technological advances will alter the standard model of physics, and the expansion of the universe.</p><p><strong>Aired April 13, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:30:00 +0000 38484 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Nanosprings http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-nanosprings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Russ visits with David McIlroy of the University of Idaho's Department of Physics. &nbsp;David talks about the "green" nature of nanosprings - they are efficient, inexpensive to create, and keep harmful metals from passing into the environment. &nbsp;Visit the McIlroy&nbsp;Group Homepage at&nbsp;<a href="http://davemcilroy.wordpress.com/mcilroy-group-homepage/">http://davemcilroy.wordpress.com/mcilroy-group-homepage/</a>.</p><p><strong>Aired April 6, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:30:00 +0000 37956 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Nanosprings SCIENCE STUDIO: Tunneling http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-tunneling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ welcome K.W. Hipps, Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science at Washington State University. &nbsp;Hipps&nbsp;tells us some of the childhood "mad scientist" experiments that inspired him to become a scientist. &nbsp;He also introduces us to "tunneling," in which electrons "slide" through an electron cloud without losing any energy. Visit the Hipps Tunneling Group at WSU:&nbsp;<a href="http://public.wsu.edu/~hipps/">http://public.wsu.edu/~hipps/</a></p><p><strong>Aired March 30, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:30:00 +0000 37285 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Tunneling SCIENCE STUDIO: Photovoltaics http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-photovoltaics-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-weight: bold; line-height: 18.200000762939453px;">Peter Bäuerle&nbsp;at the Institute of Organic Chemistry II and Advanced Materials of Ulm University, Germany. &nbsp;Peter is researching the development of organic photovoltaics&nbsp;which can be used as an alternative to the more commonly-used silicon voltaics. &nbsp;Organic solar foils can be more lightweight, flexible, and transparent than silicon solar foils, and may even be used to cover buildings, glass roofs of cars, and windows. &nbsp;Read an article on the efficiency of the organic solar cell here:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/nawi.inst.190/Aktuelle_Meldungen/1-18Heliatek_Weltrekord_englisch_final.pdf">http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/nawi.inst.190/Aktuelle_Meldungen/1-18Heliatek_Weltrekord_englisch_final.pdf</a></span></p><p><strong><span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-weight: bold; line-height: 18.200000762939453px;">Aired March 23, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:30:00 +0000 36906 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Photovoltaics SCIENCE STUDIO: Artificial Photosynthesis http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-artificial-photosynthesis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Wonyong Choi&nbsp;of Pohang&nbsp;University of Science &amp; Technology in Pohang, South Korea. &nbsp;Wonyong tells us about his research into generating hydrogen from water using sunlight. &nbsp;The process called "artificial photosynthesis" is simply converting carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon. Wonyong also is looking into cleaning the environment using sunlight and photocatalysts.</p><p><strong>Aired March 16, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:30:00 +0000 36497 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Artificial Photosynthesis SCIENCE STUDIO: Photovoltaics http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-photovoltaics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Fred Wudl of the University of California-Santa Barbara, Department of Chemistry &amp; Biochemistry. &nbsp;Wudl is a materials scientist who is looking into whether carbon compounds can conduct electricity. &nbsp;To create an organic photovoltaic, there need to be a compound that can donate electrons and another compound that can accept them. &nbsp;The carbon molecules known as fullerenes have been found to work best as electron acceptors. &nbsp;These photovoltaics can be used to effectively transform solar energy to electrical energy. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.chem.ucsb.edu/people/academic/fred-wudl">http://www.chem.ucsb.edu/people/academic/fred-wudl</a></p><p><strong>Aired March 9, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:30:00 +0000 36105 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Photovoltaics SCIENCE STUDIO: Smart Grid http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-smart-grid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Emir Jose Macari, Dean of the College of Engineering &amp; Computer Science at California State University - Sacramento. &nbsp;He is also the Director of the California Smart Grid Center. &nbsp;Macari talks about his early fascination with taking things apart which eventually led to his career as an engineer. &nbsp;He introduces us to smart grid, which will eventually help develop devices to monitor electronic usage on a more personal scale. &nbsp;Currently, most electricity in the nation is centrally located and has to travel for miles to reach customers. &nbsp;Smart grid hopes to improve the production, delivery, and usage of energy. &nbsp;Visit the California Smart Grid Center at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ecs.csus.edu/csgc/">http://www.ecs.csus.edu/csgc/</a></p><p><strong>Aired March 2, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:30:00 +0000 35648 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Smart Grid SCIENCE STUDIO: Clifton Poodry http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-clifton-poodry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Clifton Poodry, Senior Fellow in Science Education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. &nbsp; Cliff grew up on the Tonawanda Seneca Indian Reservation in New York, and says that he was not a very good student, but the encouragement of teachers and friends helped lead him on a very successful career path. &nbsp;Cliff has dedicated much of his career to increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented populations.</p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 23, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 02:30:00 +0000 34972 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Clifton Poodry SCIENCE STUDIO: Functional MRI http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-functional-mri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Peter Bandettini, Chief of the Section on Functional Imaging Methods, Director of the Functional MRI Core Facility, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). &nbsp;Peter talks about how regular MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) works, and about the ways Functional MRI could further reveal how our brains process information. &nbsp;Peter also explains that we might be able to learn more about the brain by studying it in its resting state than when it is active. &nbsp;<a href="http://fim.nimh.nih.gov/people/peter-bandettini-phd" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://fim.nimh.nih.gov/people/peter-bandettini-phd</a></p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 16, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 02:30:00 +0000 34736 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Functional MRI SCIENCE STUDIO: Cytochrome C http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-cytochrome-c <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from April 4, 2010, Keith &amp; Russ talk with George McLendon, who, at the time of this taping, was professor of Chemistry &amp; Biochemistry, Duke University School of Medicine (McLendon is now Howard R. Hughes Provost and Professor of Chemistry at Rice University).&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;George shares some early memories about his encounters with Keith while earning his bachelor's degree at </span>UTEP<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;He also talks about the ways chemistry is useful in cancer research, and tells us about the cytochrome C protein which can be effective in killing cancer cells. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aired Feb. 9, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:30:00 +0000 34276 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Cytochrome C SCIENCE STUDIO: Public Health and the Transgender Community http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-public-health-and-transgender-community <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Oralia Loza, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UTEP. &nbsp;Oralia discusses her career path as a math teacher and statistician, and what led her to become interested in social justice and epidemiology. &nbsp;Oralia&nbsp;has studied sex workers on the US/Mexico border and the perils that lead these individuals to become victims of the sex trade. &nbsp;She also studies the high risk for HIV among the transgender community, in particular,&nbsp;transgender women, who are often also at high risk for suicide, depression, and sex work.</p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 2, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 02:30:00 +0000 33827 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Public Health and the Transgender Community SCIENCE STUDIO: Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-center-innovation-commercialization-and-entrepreneurship <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with David Cocke, Associate Director of the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE). &nbsp;CICE is helping universities get more involved in commercializing their research &amp; technology. &nbsp;David explains that universities often are mandated to produce research &amp; technology which will create jobs, and critical funds are dependent on that output. &nbsp;He also talks about why it's important for scientists &amp; engineers to have a business background if they want to commercialize their technology. &nbsp;David also talks about "Fast Forward," a wound healing accelerant&nbsp;currently being developed for animals with hopes to have it approved for humans. &nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/CICELU" style="line-height: 1.5;">https://www.facebook.com/CICELU</a></p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 26, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 02:30:00 +0000 33354 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship SCIENCE STUDIO: Voyager Propulsion System http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-voyager-propulsion-system <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with physicists George Cody and Benjamin Abeles, who developed the vehicle propulsion system for the Voyager spacecraft. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their silicon-germanium thermoelectric power generator, developed in the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is still being used by interplanetary spacecraft today. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aired Jan. 19, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:30:00 +0000 32818 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Voyager Propulsion System SCIENCE STUDIO: Microbiome and Moods http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-microbiome-and-moods <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Keith talks with Dr. Stephen Collins, Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Medicine, McMaster University. &nbsp;Dr. Collins is a gastroenterologist, and he talks about his studies of individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. &nbsp;Animal research shows that when the microbiome of the gut is altered, the individual's mood is similarly affected. &nbsp;<a href="http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/medicine/gastro/faculty-member_collins.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/medicine/gastro/faculty-member_collins.htm</a></p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 12, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 02:30:00 +0000 32379 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Microbiome and Moods SCIENCE STUDIO: Orangutans and Forest Preservation http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-orangutans-and-forest-preservation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Keith welcomes Stacy Sowards, Chair of the Communication Department, University of Texas at El Paso; Jennifer Ramos-Chavez, PhD student at UTEP; and Yaya Rayadin, professor at&nbsp;Mulawarman&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">University</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in Indonesia. &nbsp;They talk about the USAID grant that helped them collaborate with an Indonesian university for a number of research programs, including studying deforestation, changes in vegetation, and the eating habits and movements of orangutans in Indonesia.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aired Jan. 5, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:30:00 +0000 31995 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Orangutans and Forest Preservation SCIENCE STUDIO: Synaptic Transmissions http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-synaptic-transmissions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Keith &amp; Russ talk with Ulises Ricoy, Chair of the Department of Biology, Northern New Mexico College. &nbsp;He talks about his early start studying rats for memory research, and why he decided to study addiction and why addicts must unlearn or relearn behavior during their recovery. &nbsp;He also talks about why heavy metals in the environment may affect the release of neurotransmitters in our brains, and how this may be useful in studying addictive behavior.</p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 29, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:30:00 +0000 31629 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Synaptic Transmissions