Modern medical science has brought us closer than ever to the so-called Fountain of Youth. Advances in our understanding of what it takes to live a lengthier and happier life have allowed us to do just that.
Host Don Marsh talked with Dr. John Morley, Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University.
Among other things, they discussed work Morley recently authored about everyone older than seventy getting screened for frailty, a problem that affects between 5 and 10 percent of those in that age group.
The Saint Louis Science Center’s current exhibition Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science has sparked an interest in the afterlife in ancient Egyptian culture. Earlier this month, Michele Loyet, Adjunct Professor on Near Eastern and Egyptian Archaeology at Webster University, spoke at the Science Center on the topic of mummification in Egypt. She was Don Marsh’s guest on St. Louis on the Air to talk about the afterlife tradition in ancient Egypt.
The new research facility will be positioned along McKinley Avenue, west of Taylor Avenue in St. Louis' Central West End neighborhood. The building design is by Goody Clancy, in association with Christner Inc.
Credit (Rendering courtesy of Washington University)
Ever heard of the World Food Prize? It's sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and agriculture," but it has struggled to get people's attention. Prize winners tend to be agricultural insiders, and many are scientists. Last year's laureate, for instance, was Daniel Hillel, a pioneer of water-saving "micro-irrigation."
It has been just over three months since the federal spending cuts known as sequestration first took effect.
A handful of programs were spared — but not scientific research, which amounts to about $140 billion in annual government spending.
As St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra found out, at universities here in St. Louis, some scientists are worried about what the budget cuts will mean for their research — and for their students.
A solar powered airplane that landed in St. Louis last Tuesday is scheduled to depart early tomorrow morning [Friday].
This will be the 4th leg of the aircraft’s cross-continental flight.
Solar Impulse was originally scheduled to fly directly from St. Louis to Washington DC. But because of strong winds the plane will make an additional stop in Cincinnati to allow the team to rest and switch pilots.
The plane’s 12,000 solar cells power it by day while recharging batteries that allow it to fly at night.