The Pulse

Series produced by WHYY

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Weekly subscribable series.

Host Maiken Scott leads this one-hour, weekly tour of the people and places at the heart of health and science.

The Pulse is a show for curious people who ask: "Yeah, why is that?" Often surprising and always captivating, The Pulse makes science and discovery personal. Produced at WHYY in Philadelphia, the show features scientists, doctors, innovators and storytelling from across the country.

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On today’s show, we explore the science of making great copies: a machine that can mimic an organ, the quest to make the perfect fake meat, what it...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
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One of the most widely accepted treatments in psychiatry is also one of the most polarizing--electroconvulsive therapy is a go to for major depress...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
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Love is in the air, so we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the a health and science sort of way. On this episode, we l...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 50:40
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Scientists say that the field of genetics is making progress at an exponential pace, but with great genetic power comes great responsibility. On th...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 50:39