SciWorks Radio, a joint creation of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, is a fun and informative look at the role science plays in our lives. In this weekly module, we'll explore everything from regional geology to regenerative medicine, and more. To learn more about SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, Inc., visit their website.
1:00pm Jan 20, 2017Science Science
www.wfdd.org/story/virus-kills-cancerA team of biomedical engineers, including Duke University Pratt School of Engineering’s Dean, Dr. Ravi Bellamkonda, has programmed Salmonella bacteria to seek and destroy brain cancer.
9:55am Jan 13, 2017Science Science
Unusual galaxies can challenge our understanding of the universe. They're also, generally, pretty cool and exciting.
1:00pm Jan 06, 2017Science Science
If you're a crayfish, North Carolina is where it’s at. In general, the state is among the most biologically-diverse for several reasons. Additionally, there are a couple of thoughts as to why we live in the Mudbug Mecca. In a way, crayfish are islands unto themselves. Most species carry with them Branchiobdellida, a species of worm that live life on the clawed critter.
12:00pm Dec 30, 2016Science Science
You are you because of a unique combination of your parents’ genes, coded into the strands of DNA molecules, coiled tightly around an “X-shaped” structure. This is a chromosome, and you have 23 pairs of them, deep down in the nucleus of all 37 trillion cells in your body.
Dr. Beth Sullivan, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University, studies chromosome rearrangements in her lab and how they may cause disease.
10:00am Dec 23, 2016Science Science
An Appalachian State University professor has used an unusual and elusive fossil to learn important facts about the geological history of our region.
1:00pm Dec 16, 2016Science Science
Most of us with brains understand that our body is controlled by the noodle in our noggin. Through the sciences, we know how the heart works to pump blood and how our digestive system processes food. But we still don't understand, on many basic levels, how the brain itself works.
1:02pm Dec 09, 2016Science Science
SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston
12:00pm Dec 02, 2016Science Science
Lurking in the Eastern forests, from Mississippi to Maine, is a living hybrid. With the combined genetics of three distinct animals, it’s a survivor, and a better predator. How is this animal a lot like you and me?
7:00am Nov 25, 2016Science Science
Preserved Paleo Protein Provides Perspective on Dino Family Tree, and Maybe Life in Space. Wait. What?
You are a paleontologist on expedition hunting dinosaur fossils. For all your efforts, you’ve unearthed just a few bone fragments. Back at the lab, you and your team determine that, based on their shape and size, you’re looking at a colossal waste of time and resources. But a new tool is emerging which allows us to use dinosaur DNA to better understand prehistoric evolutionary trees. It may also help to find life on Mars, or treat human diseases.
1:57pm Nov 18, 2016Science Science
SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth
11:10am Nov 04, 2016Science Science
When you step into mud, it kind of slurps up between your toes. What if someone found your mud-slurping footprint 15,000 years from now?
Scientists have uncovered 15,000 year old fossil human footprints, with incredible, mud-slurping detail. What do they tell us about the people that lived there?
1:00pm Oct 28, 2016Science Science
With great complexity, we manufacture things like jet airplanes, interplanetary probes, medical tools, and microprocessors. We build with a top-down approach, starting with a big picture concept which we then design and assemble in pieces.
Duke University professor of computer sciences, Dr. John Reif, notes that nature works from the bottom up to assemble complex structures in three dimensions. He and his lab are working on that.
1:00pm Oct 21, 2016Science Science
A Duke University scientist is cracking the mystery of microcephaly. How might this help in Zika research?