Science Sound Off

Go beyond the journal articles and into the laboratory and the field as scientists share their discoveries—in a way everyone can understand. Science, explained.

Diagnosis: TB or not TB?

November 12, 2019

We sit down with Jeffrey D. Cirillo, PhD, a Regents' professor in the Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, to discuss his work on diagnosing diseases like tuberculosis quickly stopping the spread of the infection.

Exploring breast cancer research

October 22, 2019

For breast cancer awareness month this October, listen to a breast cancer researcher explain her work on why some women get breast cancer, while others don't, and why they can have very different outcomes.

A bowl of broccoli

Research explains why you should eat your broccoli

October 9, 2019

Researchers explain their work on epigenetics and what it has to do with cancer prevention and the chemicals in foods like broccoli and cabbage.

The microbiome: From blood pressure to behavior

September 10, 2019

Robert Alaniz, PhD, research assistant professor at the College of Medicine, explains how the microbes that live in (and on) all of us affect our health.

Researching environmental toxins in Houston

August 27, 2019

Two years after Hurricane Harvey unleashed torrential rains on Houston Texas, join us as a public health researcher explains his years of studying environmental contaminants in the city and what changed after the hurricane.

Zhilei Chen

Engineering better approaches to infectious diseases

August 13, 2019

For Zhilei Chen, PhD, associate professor in the Texas A&M College of Medicine, protein engineering is the "hammer" she uses to tackle "nails" like Zika virus and C. diff. Join us for a discussion about her recent research on neutralizing toxins produced by C. diff bacteria.

Space flight medicine

July 16, 2019

The Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, was the first time humans set foot on another world. On its 50th anniversary, a space flight medicine researcher explains what happens to the body when venturing beyond Earth.

What is positive deviance?

July 2, 2019

Jodie Gary, PhD, RN, assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, explains her research on positive deviance and how its study can help improve health care outcomes.

The aging brain

June 18, 2019

William Griffith, PhD, Regents Professor and head of the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics at the College of Medicine, shares his research on the aging brain and how the developing field of optogenetics may help us better understand brain trauma.

How chemicals mothers breathe affect their children

May 21, 2019

Natalie Johnson, PhD, assistant professor at Texas A&M School of Public Health, explains her research on pregnant women’s exposure to contaminants in the air, using both laboratory and applied methods.