Science Magazine Podcast
Weekly podcasts from Science Magazine, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.

Orla Smith, editor of Science Translational Medicine joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about what’s changed in the past 10 years of microbiome research, what’s getting close to being useful in treatment, and how strong, exactly, the research is behind those probiotic yogurts.

When you’re sick, sleeping is restorative—it helps your body recover from nasty infections. Meagan Cantwell speaks with Amita Sehgal, professor of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland, about the process of discovering a gene in fruit flies that links sleep and immune function.


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Authors: Sarah Crespi; Orla Smith; Meagan Cantwell

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