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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A family in Wilmington, Delaware, faced a looming deadline to get their son a new gene therapy treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
1 week agoListen 8:27
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia now houses a machine that is helping to make CAR T-cell therapy much less expensive.
1 week agoListen 9:25
A new collaboration of scientists, farmers, and foodies are giving the lima bean a makeover. But will people actually eat them?
2 weeks agoListen 9:29
How a death doula supports the living, and the dying, at the end of life.
1 month agoListen 12:53
After facing several serious illnesses, Bob Slade and partner Michael Klena, figured out their own way to cope.
1 month agoListen 17:08
In ‘Ariel Phenomenon,” filmmaker Randall Nickerson explores who and what we believe
1 month agoListen 13:10
Researchers say it's difficult to draw scientific conclusions from UFO sightings because there isn't enough data to study.
1 month agoListen 10:28
The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines for managing childhood obesity, but the recommendations are a challenge for overwhelmed health systems.
2 months agoListen 12:55
UPenn religious studies professor Justin McDaniel shares his take on boredom and the insights he learned from his time as a monk.
2 months agoListen 7:17
In his new book, “Dear,” Justin Kemp writes about minority teens facing mental health issues and opens up about his own struggles.
3 months agoListen 7:42
Whether they're working in the office or remotely, many people spend time on their phones or online for non-work activities. But is it necessarily a bad thing?
3 months agoListen 6:42
Since the start of the pandemic, thousands of residency permits have been issued to Americans who work from Mexico. The city is now a hot spot for expat workers.
3 months agoListen 8:38
More than a million U.S. workers over 60 years old lost their jobs during the pandemic. Most furloughed workers went back to work, but older adults are getting left behind.
4 months agoListen 6:30
At the dawn of what some are calling a fourth industrial revolution powered by artificial intelligence, what are the limitations when it comes to fixing a pipe?
4 months agoListen 9:53