Curiosity Daily Podcast: Pee and Seagrass, Heart Sound Maps, Modified Mosquitos
Today we talk about how crystallizing human urine can help save seagrass, a new AI program that can detect early signs of heart disease, and how mosquitos can be used to vaccinate against malaria.
Pee and Seagrass
- “Human Pee Might Just Be the Key to Saving Seagrass” by Jesse Kathan
- “Use of a wastewater recovery product (struvite) to enhance subtropical seagrass restoration” by C. MacDonnella, F. Bydalek, T.Z. Osborne, A. Beard, S.Barbour, D.Leonard, J. Makinia, and P.W. Ingletta.
Heart Sound Maps
- “Low-cost disease diagnosis by mapping heart sounds” by American Institute of Physics
- “Low-Cost Disease Diagnosis By Mapping Heart Sounds” by Addrew Shawn
- “Aortic Stenosis Overview”
- “Epidemiology of Aortic Valve Stenosis (AS) and of Aortic Valve Incompetence (AI): Is the Prevalence of AS/AI Similar in Different Parts of the World?”
- “A box of 200 mosquitoes did the vaccinating in this malaria trial. That's not a joke!” By Max Barnhart
- “Malaria: Frequently Asked Questions” by CDC
- “Malaria” by World Health Organization
- “A genetically engineered Plasmodium falciparum parasite vaccine provides protection from controlled human malaria infection” by Murphy et al.
Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.