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Think Science

Think Science is a live event held quarterly. These panel discussions and mini-lectures on a variety of topics in the fiend of science feature researchers, innovators, and practitioners from South Texas discussing their field of work, often sharing the latest developments.

Think Science: Prosthetics And Military Medicine

Nov 20, 2015
Eileen Pace / TPR

Imagine a thought-controlled leg or arm that moves and responds through brain signals sent to the prosthetic, behaving as a regular leg or arm. While prosthetic limbs controlled by thought are still in the trial phase and still years away from hitting the market, prosthetics have made remarkable improvements within the last decade. With Brooke Army Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid, San Antonio is at the forefront of military medicine.

At long last, what if a drug could help us live longer, healthier lives? UT Health Science Center Barshop Institute researchers are moving the science of healthy aging from the idea stage to clinical trials in an effort to prove that aging interventions, such as Rapamycin, actually work in humans.

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Can mindfulness and meditation really affect our physical selves? What role does the brain have in healing and pain management? What are the effects of stress and depression on our heart and other vital organs?

Think Science: Robotics

May 31, 2015

    

    

We're still a ways away from C-3PO, but advances in robotics are benefiting society beyond the assembly line. This Think Science presentation shares some of the recent trends in the robotics industry. You'll learn about how robotics programs like FIRST are benefiting San Antonio-area kids, and about advancements in innovative automation and robotics solutions.

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From harnessing the power of interconnected computers to mass bird and butterfly counts, Citizen Scientists work as individuals or in teams to provide researchers with the vast amounts of data needed for today's scientific studies.

Think Science: 'Citizen Science'

Feb 10, 2015
Courtesy of Jason St. Sauver

Did you know you can help scientists analyze the nesting habits of penguins by looking at online photos? Or that your computer can help search for intelligent life on other planets? With the help of "Citizen Scientists" just like you, researchers are able to crowd-source data collection. From harnessing the power of interconnected computers to mass bird and butterfly counts, Citizen Scientists work as individuals or in teams to provide researchers with the vast amounts of data needed for today's scientific studies.

Think Science: Infectious Disease And Antibiotic Resistance

Dec 9, 2014

Mention the word “Ebola” and it brings to mind images of quarantines, fever, and hazmat suits. But how much do we have to worry about a widespread outbreak of the deadly disease? And is there an even greater danger lurking that we’ve caused ourselves through overuse of antibiotics? They’re questions on the minds of many thinking folks, and we got some answers from the experts last month as Texas Public Radio's inaugural “Think Science” event. 

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New Lunchtime Panel Series, "Think Science" Opens Nov. 21

Nov 10, 2014

Mention the word “Ebola” and it brings to mind images of quarantines, fever, and hazmat suits. But how much do we have to worry about a widespread outbreak of the deadly disease? And is there an even greater danger lurking that we’ve caused ourselves through overuse of antibiotics? They’re questions on the minds of many thinking folks, and we’ll get some answers from the experts this month as Texas Public Radio opens a new lunchtime lecture and panel series, “Think Science.” 

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