Science Friday

Fridays 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Hosted by Ira Flatow

Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time. Each week, we focus on science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join Science Friday's host, Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science -- and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.

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Researchers at Stanford are reviving a technique that can use uncontaminated, blood-forming stem cells to treat a patient with cancer, autoimmune deficiency and other diseases.  

What we know about how war wounds the brain

Jul 19, 2016

Conflicts around the world have left too many casualties to count. And while there are many visible war wounds, from missing limbs to scarred flesh, battle also leaves hidden injuries — to the brain.

Military doctors are starting to pay more attention to concussions and other traumatic brain injuries on the battlefield, and to the possible role that brain trauma might play in conditions such as PTSD.

Zika vaccines are ready for testing

Jul 18, 2016

Several vaccines for Zika virus — including a traditional inactivated virus vaccine, as well as newer DNA vaccines — have triumphed in animal tests and are now ready for human trials.

Tony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the vaccines can’t be ready too soon. 

The Real Science in the New Ghostbusters

Jul 16, 2016

Sorting Out Your Recycling Questions

Jul 16, 2016

The Health Costs of Racism

Jul 16, 2016