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.
October 26, 2022
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.
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