Classic City Science

Sunday Afternoons @ 1PM & Monday and Tuesday Nights @ 8:50PM
  • Hosted by April Sorrow

Host April Sorrow interviews some of UGA's most prolific researchers to discuss not only the latest findings but how research initiatives here at The University of Georgia are directly impacting the state, the nation and even the world. These 6 minute segments air as part of Living on Earth, Sundays at 1PM and To The Best of Our Knowledge, Monday & Tuesday Nights at 8:50PM.

Bees, butterflies, beetles and, flies have a very important thing in common—they all pollinate food we like to eat. In this segment, host April Sorrow talks about Pollinator Conservation with Dr. Kris Braman, head of the department of entomology at the University of Georgia.

New Rabies Therapy

May 15, 2017

In the latest segment of Classic City Science, host April Sorrow discusses fascinating research that resulted in the development of a new treatment and therapy for Rabies, even after the disease has spread to the brain. Doctor Biao He, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Dr. Zhen Fu, Professor of Pathology, both from UGA's prestigious College of Veterinary Medicine, share their findings.

Eating Cancer with Monoclonal Antibodies

Nov 21, 2015
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Dr. Michael Pierce, Director of University of Georgia’s Cancer Center and a Professor of Biochemisty and Molecular Biology, returns to the program to tell us about monoclonal antibodies designed to find and phagocytose cancer cells. There are more than 200 of these cancer-killing drugs are in various stages of FDA approval. The antibodies help your own immune system seek out the cancer cells in your body and destroy them.

Fighting Cancer

Nov 21, 2015
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Dr. Michael Pierce is on the frontline in the battle against cancer. He talks to host April Sorrow about how cancer is really a number of different diseases based on what tissue is affected, and how we’ve already found something close to a cure for one type. He is trying to learn about the unique shapes of cancer cells in order to find and destroy them. Dr. Pierce is the Director of University of  Georgia’s Cancer Center and a Professor of Biochemisty and Molecular Biology.

Cancer Cell's Spiky Shells

Nov 21, 2015
National Cancer Institute Univ. of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

The exterior of a cancer cell is a porcupine-like shell. Dr. Michael Pierce explains how we can use this spiky signature to identify the cancer cells from normal ones and track the disease’s progression over time. Dr. Michael Pierce is the Director of University of Georgia’s Cancer Center and a Professor of Biochemisty and Molecular Biology.

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