Academic Minute

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Dr. Nancy Low, McGill University - Inactivity and Depression

Can leading a sedentary lifestyle contribute to depression?

Dr. Nancy Low, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University, is studying the correlation between these two afflictions.

Nancy Low is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University, Clinician-Researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), and Staff Physician in the Mood Disorders Program of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Dr. Robin Read, Plymouth University - Robot Communication

In the world of science fiction, humans and robots converse freely.

Robin Read, research fellow at Plymouth University in the UK, is studying the nature by which robots communicate.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Dr. Arun Bhunia, Purdue University - Better Salmonella Detection

Salmonella outbreaks can be devastating.

To reduce this danger, Arun Bhunia, professor of food microbiology at Purdue University, is working on new techniques and technology that will more quickly identify the infectious strain.

Dr. Arun Bhunia is a professor of food microbiology at Purdue University. His research focuses on pathogen detection and mechanism of pathogenesis. He earned a Ph.D. in food microbiology from University of Wyoming in 1989

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Dr. Daniel Hahn, University of Florida - "Sexy" Fruit Flies

Apparently, you can sterilize flies too well.

In today’s Academic Minute, Daniel Hahn, assistant professor in the University of Florida’s department of entomology and nematology, discusses a new and improved fly sterilization methodology.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Dr. Dan Peppe, Baylor University - Proconsul Fossils

Of all fossils, the Proconsul is amongst the earliest ever discovered.

Dan Peppe, assistant professor of geology at Baylor University, is studying these fossils to help understand the evolution of all primates.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Dr. Georgia Panagiotaki, University of East Anglia - How Culture Shapes Understanding

Many factors influence how a child understands and interprets the human body and its related physical behaviors.

Georgia Panagiotaki, lecturer in psychology at the University of East Anglia, studied a diverse pool of children to make conclusions about their bodily comprehension.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Dr. Susan Kalisz, University of Pittsburgh - Recipe for Invasive Plant Species

Species interaction dictates a great deal of a location's biodiversity.

Susan Kalisz, professor of biology at the University of Pittsburgh, is linking the diet of deer to the success of the animals' surrounding flora.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1235

Any real estate agent will tell you, when you look for a place to live...it's location, location, location. We all like to make a home in a nice, livable neighborhood. But what makes a neighborhood livable? Some extremely small organisms can live in some extremely nasty places.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, our Astrobiology series continues with a look at the extreme environments some microbial life calls home.

We'll also spend an academic minute with science fiction that's not quite fiction any more.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Dr. Raj Morey, Duke University - Traumatic Brain Injuries

Direct trauma clearly has negative effects on the brain.

Dr. Raj Morey, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University, discusses the potential harm that may arise even from indrect exposure to explosions.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, Michigan State University - Hip Hop Culture Identities

As hip hop culture expands, schools are expanding with it.

Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, assistant professor of educational administration at Michigan State University, is studying this trend.

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