016 - A Hard Pill to Swallow: Are Vitamin Supplements Doing More Harm Than Good?

In this week's episode of the Beta Sandwich Science Podcast Karolina discusses how there is an overwhelming scientific consensus that mega doses of vitamins due more harm than good; this includes an increased rate of cancer in many cases. In 'Science Blast' we discuss: The 2013 Ig Nobel Ceremony. What are the Ig Nobels? They honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think;  Also, we discuss how the DNA in amber encapsulated insects degrades too fast for Jurassic Park dreams; how micro RNA (miRNA) influences many aspects of autism and Parkinson's; and how fecal transplants may help fat people get skinny.  In "Making the Grad" Dr. Del dives into what you can expect your first couple of years of grad school

 

The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony took place on Thursday, September 12th at Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ten (10) prizes were awarded. The winners have all done something that first makes people LAUGH and then makes them THINK.