018 - Vision Quest: Researchers Use New Tools to Visualize Individual Atoms and Even Hydrogen Bonds

In this week's episode of the Beta Sandwich Science Podcast Del discusses Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and how it is enabling us to view individual atoms, and even hydrogen bonds, in extraordinary detail. In 'Science Blast' we discuss: How scientists have identified the region of the brain (BNST) that causes uncontrollable eating; How the microbes on your keyboard may identify your corpse long after your death; how bitter taste perception is related to how much mRNA (TSAR38) you make; We talk about just how sensitive you fingers really are (it's a lot); and how the world is running out of helium, and why that's bad for you.  In "Cells & Sh!t" Christian explores the immune system and how it relates to type I diabetes