Spreading the News
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Science communication has impacted our lives more than we ever thought it would. Getting complicated scientific and medical information out to a large number of people is crucial to our public health. And it is not easy.

We will look at how stories can help spread and preserve information. We start with the oldest true story ever told and ask why and how it stood the test of time.

Then we will listen to the most talked about radio play of all time: War of the Worlds. The lessons we can learn from that experience have so many layers, even if you think you know the story, you probably don’t.

Then we will talk to Gregory Brown, the host of ASAP Science

He will explain what he thinks makes a great science story and how we can combat the global pandemic of misinformation and ‘science-phobia.’

These science stories from history help shed light on the modern research being done on Type 2 Diabetes. Specifically, we highlight the work of SciMar as they examine the hormone hepatalin and the effect it has on glucose levels in people who are living with type 2 diabetes. www.SciMar.ca

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