The youngest sex chromosomes on the block, and how to test a Zika vaccine without Zika cases
Strawberries had both male and female parts, like most plants, until several million years ago. This may seem like a long time ago, but it actually means strawberries have some of the youngest sex chromosomes around. What are the advantages of splitting a species into two sexes? Host Sarah Crespi interviews freelance journalist Carol Cruzan Morton about her story on scientists ’ journey to understanding the strawberry’s sexual awakening. In 2016, experimental Zika vaccines were swiftly developed in response to the emergence of serious birth defects in the babies of infected woman. Two years after the height of...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Science Tags: Scientific Community Source Type: podcasts

Battling Dementia with Proper Nutrition
In this aging podcast, Sally Smith talks with Dr. Lotta Granholm, the Center on Aging Director. Dr. Granholm discusses food products thought to be effective in battling dementia, focusing on antioxidant-rich foods such as blueberries, strawberries, green vegetables, and potatoes. She identifies her own diet to illustrate important foods to consume and emphasizes the need for variety. (Source: MUSC Aging Podcast)
Source: MUSC Aging Podcast - April 5, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Medical University of South Carolina Source Type: podcasts