Below is an extended transcript excerpt from the Autism Now series, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Dr. Martha Herbert, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, who discussed autism’s causes and appeared in the third report in the series. Continue reading
As part of our Autism Now series, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Dr. Craig Newschaffer, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Drexel University, on the causes of autism. Continue reading
As part of our Autism Now series of reports, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Irva Hertz-Piccotto, chief of the division of environmental health at U.C Davis and a faculty member at the Mind Institute, on the prevalence of autism. Continue reading
It’s just after closing on a Friday night at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. In the darkened auditorium, a jazz quintet is building a rhythmic floor on a soft, steady percussion line and lilting piano chords.
Scientists have coined a new term — geroscience — to describe research that aims to slow down aging and delay the onset of age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Researchers are studying the underlying genetic causes of aging and effects of exercise. Continue reading
Scientists reported Tuesday that they had succeeded in making human skin cells mimic embroynic stem cells, potentially bypassing the ethical debate over embryonic stem cell use. A cell biologist discusses the research behind the advance. Continue reading
People whose friends and family members gain weight are more likely to become obese themselves, according to a study in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine. NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer discusses the findings. Continue reading