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The Science of H1N1

June 5, 2009 – Science & the CityPodcasts

Top researchers offer an in-depth look at the science behind the global influenza outbreak, plus some of the work being done to keep us healthy.

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Could Probiotics Affect Behaviour?

Increasing knowledge of how the gut and brain is opening up the possibilities for probiotics. At the 5th International Yakult Symposium in Amsterdam, Stephen Daniells met Professor John Bienenstock from McMaster University to find out where the current thinking is with probiotics and brain health.

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Science of Chocolate: Jeffrey Blumberg

February 29, 2008 – Science & the City Podcasts

A nutrition scientist from Tufts University gives an overview of the health benefits of chocolate. Sponsor: Chocolate Manufacturers Association.

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Our Toxic World?: David Ewing Duncan, Matt Bogdanffy

April 3, 2009 – Science & the City Podcasts

The Experimental Man and a NYAS toxicologist delve into the dangers (and myths) of toxins in our everyday environment.

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How to Be Happy: A geneticist-turned-monk takes a scientific approach to a spiritual life

May 19, 2006 – Science & the City Podcasts

Matthieu Ricard was a geneticist at Institut Pasteur before becoming a Buddhist monk. He spoke at the New York State Psychiatric Institute about his new book, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, and about research published in PNAS in 2004 suggesting that meditation can induce long-term neural changes.

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Remembering Silent Spring: The Re-emergence of DDT

July 6, 2007 – Science & the City Podcasts

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rachel Carson, three scientists present current research on the presence of DDT in nature and its consequences for birds, breast cancer rates and malaria.

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