Classic City Science

Sunday Afternoons @ 1PM & Monday and Tuesday Nights @ 8:50PM
  • Hosted by April Sorrow

Host April Sorrow interviews some of UGA's most prolific researchers to discuss not only the latest findings but how research initiatives here at The University of Georgia are directly impacting the state, the nation and even the world. These 6 minute segments air as part of Living on Earth, Sundays at 1PM and To The Best of Our Knowledge, Monday & Tuesday Nights at 8:50PM. Special thanks to Asst. Producer Kodiak Sauer, and to the staff  at Athens Science Observer for their assistance with online content.

New Consortium for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT)

Nov 13, 2017

Often, two heads are better than one. This is certainly the case when developing advanced cell therapies for heart disease, childhood leukemia, and cancer. In this segment, host April Sorrow interviews Dr. Steve Stice, director of UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center, to learn more about how universities are collaborating with UGA to push stem cell research forward as a part of the NSF-funded Bioscience Research Consortium.

Malaria

Nov 13, 2017

Chills and a fever are the hallmark signs of the mosquito-borne disease Malaria. While treatable, this tiny parasite continues to infect 220 million people worldwide every year. In this segment, host April Sorrow sits with Dr. Dennis Kyle, Professor and Head of the Center for Tropical Emerging Global Diseases, to discuss what current treatments are available, why these methods are insufficient, and how scientists are working to combat the spread of Malaria.

Stroke Research

Nov 7, 2017

Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulty - it’s Time to call 911. FAST - this is the acronym taught to help people identify someone experiencing a stroke. 140,000 people die of Stroke in the U.S. every year, and reacting fast is key to patient survival and recovery.  Dr. Steve Stice, Director of the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center, discusses the limitations of current stroke therapies and exciting research being conducted to find better therapeutics for stroke patients.

Brain-Eating Amoeba

Oct 31, 2017

  Let’s play a little jeopardy. Answer: this man killer is ubiquitous and found in freshwater. Question: what is a brain-eating amoeba? Yep, that’s correct. In this segment, host April Sorrow chats with Dr. Dennis Kyle, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and one of the nation’s leading infectious disease researchers, to discuss the most fatal parasitic disease known to mankind. He also shares his laboratory expertise with drug discovery to tackle these brain-eating amoebas, and the road to success with FDA approved compounds.

 

Drug Promotion

Oct 1, 2017

  We’ve all seen those relatable prescription drug ads that then rattle off a long, usually grim, list of potential side effects at the end. Host April Sorrow notes that pharmaceutical companies spent $6 billion last year advertising to consumers. But how does this marketing strategy affect the doctor-patient relationship, and ultimately a patient’s course of treatment? In this segment, Dr. Matthew Perri, Professor of Pharmacy, discusses his research on the impact of pharmaceutical companies advertising prescription drugs directly to consumers.

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