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This edition: December 2017

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 13, 2017.

First aired: December 6, 2017.

This month on Science & U!:

A potential breakthrough for Americans living with paralysis after a spinal cord injury; Dr. Max Gomez tells us how a new microchip is helping patients move again just by thinking about it.

Vianora Vinca chats with Deutsche Welle reporter Christopher Springate who recaps the events of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP23 which was just held in Bonn, Germany.

Tinabeth Piña meets two individuals with Williams Syndrome (one 6 and one 31-year old). Their experiences with this disorder are explained and Dr. Marion from The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore explains the difficulties of living with this condition.

Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty of the American Museum of Natural History stops by to talk about gravitational waves and the contributions to the discovery made by 2017 Nobel Prize winners Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne.

Guest List

Chad Bouton Feinstein Institute

Ian Burkhart Paralysis Patient

Jackie Faherty Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History

Camille Fortunato Williams Syndrome Parent

Dr. Robert Marion The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Benjamin Monkaba

Terry Monkaba Executive Director, Williams Syndrome Association

Dr. Ali Rezai Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

Christopher Springate Reporter, Deutsche Welle

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