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.
New episode every Friday at 9 a.m.
A large proportion of incarcerated people have their chronic conditions diagnosed while in prison. But experts say quality care can be hard to get.
1 week agoListen 12:58
The stress of supporting a family member in prison can cause lasting health issues for those on the outside. Consequences can stretch far beyond the person doing the time.
1 week agoListen 6:50
Myalgic encephalomyelitis is a mysterious disease long suspected of having a viral trigger. Recent focus on COVID long-haulers could bring new interest in this field.
3 weeks agoListen 8:26
Scientists have found that results can change, brain scans from the same person doing the same thing can be different a week or a month later.
1 month agoListen 11:23
The radio spectrum is a finite range of frequencies. We use pretty much all of it, for Wi-Fi, smart gadgets, radio. But what about scientists who rely on it?
1 month agoListen 11:28
The MCAT is supposed to gauge future success. But it can also be a financial barrier to underrepresented groups.
1 month agoListen 13:38
The goal seemed pretty clear cut, to enroll a medical school class containing at least 3,000 students of color by the year 2000. Why did it fail?
1 month agoListen 11:30
Community health workers get to know clients personally by asking them what they need to improve their health, and they raise vaccine trust in hardest-hit groups.
1 month agoListen 6:11
Delta smelt are very nearly extinct in the wild. Another fish - the wakasagi- is nearly identical and doing fine. Why do we try and save as many species as possible?
2 months agoListen 14:47
Black students who are exposed to Black teachers by third grade are 13% more likely to enroll in college, research shows. This is called the role-model effect.
2 months agoListen 5:58
Kindergarten attendance is down during the pandemic. Is that a good thing? A bad thing? Science and history offer some answers.
2 months agoListen 13:22
How pharmacy benefit managers impacted one independent pharmacist.
2 months agoListen 15:22
Research finds what makes people with dementia still recognizable to their loved ones isn’t their ability to remember things, it’s the way they behave.
3 months agoListen 12:36