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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Doing harm reduction work can feel like walking a tight line between helping and enabling.
3 days agoListen 11:48
For the first time, prosthetics manufacturers in the U.S. also own clinics that can recommend their products to patients.
1 month agoListen 12:06
When Chris Donges was diagnosed with heart failure in 2018, he was given two options: Wait for a heart transplant or implant a medical device onto his heart.
1 month agoListen 11:38
We still don't have a cure for ALS, but the tens of millions of dollars that didn't go to research continue to have an impact on those living with the disease.
1 month agoListen 12:32
Some anesthesiologists and intensive care physicians mark August 27 as Bjørn Ibsen Day — honoring the lives he saved during a polio outbreak 70 years ago.
1 month agoListen 19:54
Humans have long asked the question, “Are we alone?” These SETI scientists are on a quest to find out
2 months agoListen 9:47
We can design and make amazing things with plastic; it’s much harder to un-make them.
2 months agoListen 10:24
Desalination is a solution for cities on the coast that are running out of freshwater sources—but the process can turn out to be more than cities bargained for.
3 months agoListen 13:41
Meet the Black TikTok creator bridging health disparities. His video convinced a woman to seek medical attention.
4 months agoListen 6:14
A Black woman in West Virginia is becoming a certified nurse midwife to support Black pregnant patients and their babies.
4 months agoListen 8:29
A New Jersey company says its test can screen embryos for a variety of diseases and health conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, or breast cancer.
4 months agoListen 20:30
Scientists are interested in video games as a potential tool to teach players how to get a handle on their emotions.
4 months agoListen 8:58
The decline in new specimens is especially noticeable in the study of mammals. One journal article called it a “perfect storm” for the field.
5 months agoListen 9:16