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Tag: Science to Save the World

STSTW Rejuvenate Mice
We continue discussing cellular reprogramming on Science to Save the World, our general science show. In Part 2, we discuss a mouse experiment that used the OSKM reprogramming factors. Script Could we "reprogram" old cells to make them young again inside living animals? In part 1, we covered the origins of using four genes referred...
STSTW Cellular Reprogramming
For this episode of Lifespan.io's general science show, Science to Save the World, we discuss cellular reprogramming, a technique that makes cells biologically young again. Script Could "reprogramming" old cells make them young again, leading to potential cures for age-related diseases? In 2006, a study by Drs. Kazutoshi Takahashi and Shinya Yamanaka showed that it...
STSTW Robotic Heart
For this episode of Lifespan.io's general science show, Science to Save the World, we focus on a new robotic heart that uses hydraulic fluid to simulate the pumping of a living heart. Script Every day, 17 people die while waiting for an organ transplant. Could a new robotic heart reduce that number? In the United...
STSTW Tiny Robots
This episode of Lifespan.io's general science show, Science to Save the World, is about how tiny robots might be able to deliver medication to where it is needed. Script Central nervous system diseases are notoriously difficult to treat. Drugs used orally or intravenously to treat cancers or neurologic diseases may have unintended consequences in other...
STSTW Concrete Batteries
On this episode of Lifespan.io's general science show, Science to Save the World, we discuss using concrete as a medium for battery development. Script Researchers are exploring the possibility of converting buildings into enormous batteries. The concept is gaining traction as we become more reliant on renewable energy sources such as wind and sun. Rechargeable...
STSTW Designer Babies
On this episode of Lifespan.io's general science show, Science to Save the World, we discuss the concept of designer babies and the use of CRISPR to genetically engineer humans. Script In October of 2018, two seemingly healthy babies were born in China. There was something different about them. Nana and Lulu were the world's first...