015 - A Happy Marriage: Ligand and Receptor binding may lead to pharmacological insight

In this week's episode of the Beta Sandwich Podcast Christian discusses how scientists are using computers to determine how ligands bind to receptors and why this may lead to a revolution in synthetic drugs.  Also, we welcome a new member to the Beta Sandwich team, Karolina Balkenbush, a registered dietician (www.karolinaskitchen.com).  In 'Science Blast' we discuss: Are scientists more moral than everyone els?; Does your brain heal itself when it sleeps?; prostaglandins and antioxidants affect fetuses with ductal obstruction; computers can now write Shakespeare; and scientists find more than 3000 unique chemical in your urine.  In "Back of the Box" Scott discusses Castoreum, a secretion from a Beaver gland that is used as a vanilla and raspberry flavoring substitute.

Our new co-host and Registered Dietician, Karolina Balkenbush, has her own food black, check it out!

Our new co-host and Registered Dietician, Karolina Balkenbush, has her own food black, check it out!