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This edition: March 2017

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 8, 2017.

First aired: March 7, 2017.

This month on Science & U!:

Many, if not all of us, will experience with someone with dementia in our lives. Tinabeth Piña interviews a mother and daughter about the emotional and physical toll this disease can have on a patient and caregiver.

One way to fight disease is from the inside. What are we talking about? Genetic modification of course! Donna Hanover talks with Dr. Neville Sanjana about CRISPR, a genetic scissor that has been designed to edit genetic code.

New Yorkers don’t often think of the city when talking about the environment, but it's just as impactful as those rivers and forests that tend to enter our minds. Ari Goldberg stops by Medgar Evers College where they are taking environmental samples from all over New York City to see just how toxic our air, water and soil really is.

Science is fascinating to some and boring for others, but how can it be made fun for the many? Carol Anne Riddell gets a lesson from Carmelo the Science Fellow, using laughter to help young kids learn and enjoy science.

For More Information:
Caregivers - https://blog.northwell.edu/expert/people_180626/barbara-vogel-msw
New York City Samples - www.mec.cuny.edu/schools/ssht/Department-of-Chemistry-and-Environmental-Science.aspx
Carmelo the Science Fellow - carmelothesciencefellow.com
CRISPR - www.nygenome.org
- sanjanalab.org

Guest List

Chris Boxe Professor, Medgar Evers College/CUNY

Cindy Krasner Gladys' Daughter & Caregiver

Gladys Krasner Dementia Patient

Carmelo Piazza Science Educator

David Hyde Pierce Alzheimer's Advocate

Neville Sanjana, PhD NY Genome Center

Barbara Vogel Northwell Health

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