Go on an adventure into unexpected corners of the health and science world each week with award-winning host Maiken Scott. The Pulse will take you behind the doors of operating rooms, into the lab with some of the world’s foremost scientists, and back in time to explore life-changing innovations. The Pulse delivers stories in ways that matter to you, and answers questions you never knew you had.
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While researchers are working toward a "cure," some stutters consider that prospect “a little bit eugenic” and say it’s time to embrace neurodiversity.
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After losing her feet and parts of her legs, circus performer Erin Ball thought her life and the work she loved were over.
1 month agoListen 6:23
Two people recount the after effects of breast cancer surgery.
1 month agoListen 8:36
Bubbly water purveyors say “a good seltzer should hurt.” The acidity in carbonated drinks lights up the pain receptors in nerve endings — in a way that pleases the tongue.
2 months ago
Water shortages forced Big Spring, Texas to begin reusing its wastewater five years ago, but not all locals are on board.
2 months agoListen 8:06
Certain hereditary diseases were stalking close-knit Jewish communities before a rabbi turned genetic screening into a courtship custom.
2 months agoListen 13:17