Curiosity Daily Podcast: Hungry Plants, Concussion Confusion, An Alzheimer’s Theory
Today, you’ll learn about how carnivorous plants evolved from their more peaceful ancestors, how there’s an apparent difference in the frequency and severity of head injuries between male and female athletes, and about a new theory regarding the cause of Alzheimer’s.
Episode show notes:
Plants that eat flesh?
- “How Carnivorous Plants Evolved” by Stephanie Pain
- “Adapted to kill: How the pitcher plant traps its prey” by Alun Salt
Male and female concussions are not the same.
- “Why Sports Concussions are Worse for Women” by Katharine Sanderson
- “Sports-Related Concussions in Female Athletes: A Systematic Review” by Neil McGroarty, Symone Brown, and Mary Mulcahey
Hope for Alzheimer's research.
- “A New Hypothesis for Alzheimer’s Disease: The Lipid Invasion Model” by Jonathan D’Arcy Rudge
- “Alzheimer’s brain barrier damage theory proposed” By University of Reading
- “New hypothesis argues leaky blood-brain barrier triggers Alzheimer's” By Rich Haridy
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