Science & Health

Prototype
1:49 am
Thu January 17, 2008

Prototype - January 17, 2008

Tuscaloosa, AL – Prototype is back! This week, we hear from Butler Cain, who went to a conference at the University of Alabama that explored whether or not the U.S. Constitution should be rewritten to fit today's standards. He asked some law students who attended the conference their opinions.

Next, Ryan Vasquez has a medical miracle story about a patient who is managing dystonia after taking a route less traveled to surpress his disease.

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DNApr Files
11:48 am
Fri December 21, 2007

DNA Files -- Faith and Science

Tuscaloosa, AL – At times, the concepts of science and religion are in conflict. But new evidence is emerging about that debate -- on a genetic level -- with the identification of the first of many genes related to language and communication. Alabama Public Radio's Brett Tannehill reports.

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DNApr Files
11:38 am
Fri December 21, 2007

DNA Files -- Genes and Ethnicity

Tuscaloosa, AL – In the final installment of Alabama Public Radio's DNA Files series, we look at genetics and ethnicity. As Alisa Beckwith-Ayilliath reports, science is raising new questions about the way we think about ourselves.

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DNApr Files
12:17 am
Thu December 20, 2007

DNA Files -- Worm Shack Undergrads

Tuscaloosa, AL – We revisit the Caldwell Lab at the University of Alabama where research is being done to discover the causes and potential cures for diseases such as Parkinson's. What is interesting about the lab may not be what is being researched, but who is doing the research -- college undergraduates. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez reports.

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DNApr Files
12:18 am
Mon December 17, 2007

DNA Files -- Minority Participation

Tuscaloosa, AL – Our DNA Files Series continues with a look at the importance of minority participation in clinical trials. Researchers are relying on community based approaches to accomplish the task of attracting more minority participants to their trials. Alabama Public Radio's Alisa Beckwith-Ayilliath reports.

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Breaking News
7:38 am
Thu December 13, 2007

Boeing's New Orleans Facility Brings Jobs to Huntsville

New Orleans – Boeing will use NASA's Michoud Assembly Center in New Orleans to produce an avionics system that will control the Ares I rocket intended to send astronauts back to the moon.

NASA yesterday awarded Boeing a 799.5 million dollar contract to produce the system that will provide guidance, navigation and control for the rocket until it reaches orbit.

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Prototype
3:58 am
Thu December 13, 2007

Prototype - December 13, 2007

Tuscaloosa, AL – We say "buh-bye" to 2007 with our last episode of the year. Butler Cain spoke with some University of Alabama students about what they like -- and don't like -- about finals week, and Tricia Masucci got some perspective from a man who sells Christmas trees. Courtney Bowland wrapped up the show in pretty paper and a ribbon for our enjoyment.

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DNApr Files
12:18 am
Mon December 10, 2007

DNA Files -- The Worm Shack

Tuscaloosa, AL – There is groundbreaking work being done with Parkinson's Disease research at a little place called the Worm Shack. It's an unusual name for a place responsible for such a scientific achievement.

In this edition of The DNA Files, we take a look at the Caldwell Lab at the University of Alabama. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez reports.

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Prototype
3:11 am
Thu December 6, 2007

Prototype - December 6, 2007

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week on Prototype, Brett Tannehill tells us how to keep our plants from freezing to death, and Todd Panciera brings us some holiday trivia. As usual, Executive Producer Courtney Bowland brings us the show.

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DNApr Files
12:18 am
Fri November 30, 2007

DNA Files -- The Hybrid Catfish

The Hybrid Catfish.
Photo courtesy of Eagle Aquaculture.

Tuscaloosa, AL – The bulk of the nation's catfish industry is located primarily in two states -- Alabama and Mississippi. It has been a tough time, lately. Market prices have dropped, Asian imports are increasing, and southern catfish farmers are feeling the financial pinch. However, science may be providing a competitive edge by creating a bigger, healthier catfish that's ready for market more quickly. Alabama Public Radio's Butler Cain reports.

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Prototype
11:35 am
Thu November 29, 2007

Prototype - November 29, 2007

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week on Prototype, Ryan Vasquez talks turkey, Brandon Hollingsworth talks tornados, and Courtney Bowland talks with Troy University.

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Prototype
12:27 am
Fri November 23, 2007

Prototype - Thanksgiving Holiday Edition

Tuscaloosa, AL – Prototype's Thanksgiving holiday edition includes host Courtney Bowland a report from Tricia Masucci on ''Black Friday,'' a bargain hunter's most favorite day.

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Prototype
2:03 am
Thu November 15, 2007

Prototype - November 15, 2007

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week Adam Shivers reports on the "Becoming an Outdoor Woman" camp situated in Columbiana. Ryan Vasquez also reports on the 64th annual peanut festival, celebrated in Dothan for the 10th year in a row. Courtney Bowland also interviews Brandon Hollingsworth about Jaskconville State University happenings and controversies.

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Prototype
4:25 am
Thu November 8, 2007

Prototype - November 8, 2007

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week in Prototype, Todd Panciera finds out what it's like to work in the skyboxes during a University of Alabama football game; Tricia Masucci tells us how new technology is revolutionizing the college campus tour; and we hear from the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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Prototype
2:55 am
Thu November 8, 2007

Prototype - November 8, 2007

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week in Prototype, Todd Panciera talks to someone who works in the skyboxes during University of Alabama football games; Tricia Masucci tells us how new technology is revolutionizing the way you can tour campus; and we learn what's happening at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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