Biology

StudioTulsa
5:42 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

"Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Thursday, April 18th.

On this edition of ST, we listen back to an interview that first aired in May of last year. At that time, we spoke with Dr. Ricki Lewis, a geneticist, journalist, professor, and genetic counselor. She's also the author of one of the most widely used college textbooks about genetics --- "Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications" --- and her latest book, now out in paperback, is "The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It." Dr.

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StudioTulsa
3:18 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

TU's 4th Annual Paul Buck Memorial Lecture: "Plant Conservation in the 21st Century"

Aired on Tuesday, April 16th.

On this installment of our show, we speak by phone with Dr. Pamela Soltis, the curator of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida. She'll present the fourth annual Paul Buck Memorial Lecture on the TU campus tomorrow night (Wednesday the 17th) in Helmerich Hall. Her lecture --- entitled "Plant Conservation in the 21st Century" --- is free and open to the public, and it begins at 7pm. The scholarly work of Dr.

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StudioTulsa
5:37 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Dr. Robert Sapolsky Delivers the Next Presidential Lecture Here at TU

Aired on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Our guest on this edition of ST is the acclaimed science writer, biologist, and neuroscientist, Dr. Robert Sapolsky. He's widely seen as one of our leading experts on stress --- namely, on the ways in which stress affects baboons and other primates, and what this in turn tells us about the effects of stress on the human condition. A professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, and an author whose works include such popular books as "A Primate's Memoir" and "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers," Dr.

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StudioTulsa
3:19 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

"The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death"

Aired on Tuesday, March 5th.

What happens to us when we die? Where does the line between life and death really or finally reside? These questions are as old as human consciousness itself. On this edition of ST, we present a very interesting discussion with Dr. Sam Parnia, the director of the well-known AWARE Study (as in, "AWAreness during REsuscitation") and one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences. Dr.

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StudioTulsa
5:18 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Prof. Michael Deem of Rice University: "In Search of Fundamental Mathematical Laws of Biology"

Aired on Thursday, January 31st.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Michael Deem, who is the John W. Cox Professor in Bioengineering as well as a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University. Later today (Thursday the 31st), Prof. Deem will deliver a Phi Beta Kappa Lecture in Tyrrell Hall here on the TU campus; his address is entitled "In Search of Fundamental Mathematical Laws of Biology." (You can read a detailed bio for Prof.

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StudioTulsa
5:36 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Detailed Notes on Prairie Dogs: A Chat with Prof. John Hoogland of the University of Maryland

Aired on Friday, December 7th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are discussing the interesting characteristics, colonies, mating practices, defense maneuvers, and kinship structures of prairie dogs --- yes, prairie dogs: those once-plentiful-but-now-dwindling rodents that exist in five different species throughout the grasslands of North America. Highly communicative and actually able to "speak" via several distinct and sophisticated (and quite discernable) calls, these burrowing mammals have long been studied --- much like, say, apes or whales --- for social/behavioral reasons.

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