Undiscovered

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A podcast about the left turns, missteps, and lucky breaks that make science happen.

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31:01 | Jun 13th, 2017

After a senator calls her research a waste of taxpayer dollars, biologist Sheila Patek heads to Capitol Hill to prove what her science is worth. In December 2015, the fight over science funding got pe...Show More
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Explores the conflict between pure scientific research versus applied science for business thru the eyes of a research scientist who finds h...Show More

02:07 | Mar 8th

Hello Undiscovered fans! We're here to tell you about a new show we've been working on at Science Friday. Science Diction is a podcast about words—and the science stories behind them. Hosted by SciFri...Show More
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So sorry to hear they have ended production on Undiscovered. This is a short bridge introducing a new show about the origins of science voc...Show More

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30:40 | Nov 13th, 2018

In U.S. cancer research, the most promising clinical trials are done mostly on white patients, which means people of color—and especially African Americans—are underrepresented in research that might ...Show More
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Thoughtful piece for on minority under-representation in promising medical trials. Explores from perspective of black community, and highli...Show More

36:43 | Sep 25th, 2018

As a critical care doctor, Jessica Zitter has seen plenty of “Hail Mary” attempts to save dying patients go bad—attempts where doctors try interventions that don’t change the outcome, but do lead to m...Show More
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Exploration of the ethics of life extending technology that leaves the patient in long term limbo. Not dead, but no quality of life. And ye...Show More

29:01 | Jun 27th, 2017

Martha’s Vineyard has a Lyme disease problem. Now a scientist is coming to town with a possible fix: genetically engineered mice. An island associated with summer rest and relaxation is gaining a repu...Show More
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Public consultation done right: involving the community right from the beginning, in discussion of novel scientific proposals to answer com...Show More

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