Many of us have experienced the flu: fever, cough, lethargy, fatigue, vomiting, so on. Likely, less of us have experienced getting the flu shot each year. Whether it be white coat syndrome and a fear of needles, disbelief in vaccinations, or whatever else, only roughly 40% of adults in the United States get the flu shot each year (according to the CDC). In today’s episode, we will discuss influenza and some subtleties of the flu vaccine. What is the flu? What is the vaccine and who designs it? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

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Three years of Nobel Prizes were directly related to insulin. Today, we’ll discuss what insulin is and why it’s important. Why did the world need a steady supply of insulin? Why did insulin lead to a 1923 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology? How does diabetes play into all of this? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

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On this inaugural episode of Curioscity, we delve into a simple question: do scientists always agree? What is a scientist and what does that person do? Are there any misrepresentations of science or the work done by scientists? Are there examples where scientists disagreed, and it was a good thing?  Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can nagivate to ascienceshow.com.

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