Pitt Medcast

Series produced by Elaine Vitone

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An award-winning podcast from the editorial offices of Pitt Med exploring matters of life, death, and well-being.

An award-winning podcast from the editorial offices of Pitt Med exploring matters of life, death, and well-being.


8 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Popular accounts of autism often portray people with the condition as emotionless automatons. Yet more than a decade of work has convinced Pitt psy...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 10:18
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Our guests, Jeremy Berg (editor of Science magazine) and Mylynda Massart (a primary care physician with a special interest in genetics), discuss ho...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 29:20
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Why are new mothers dying at an alarming rate in this country?

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 21:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Compulsions often manifest as rituals, like excessive ironing., Credit: Cami Mesa
Every day, Hilary Zurbuch grappled with a nagging fear that if she didn’t look just right, something bad would happen. Zurbuch lives with obsessive...

Bought by WDBM


  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 13:25
  • Purchases: 1
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A multi-institutional team is mapping the elusive smelling brain to better understand how animals localize odors. They’re hoping to provide insight...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 06:24
Caption: Adult stem cells (green) and corneal cells (blue) one month after applying to the eye., Credit: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Corneal blindness affects millions worldwide. A husband-and-wife team at the University of Pittsburgh has been working toward the dream of regrowin...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 13:23
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In this multilayered soundscape, the University of Pittsburgh's Sarah Ross explains the emerging neurobiology of itch, the least understood of our ...

Bought by WYAP, WTJU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 10, 2016
  • Length: 08:25
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Some tinnitus sufferers experience their phantom frequencies as buzzing or chirping sounds, like the song of a cicada (here, converted mathematically into graph form)., Credit: Photo Researchers
This dramatic soundscape uses interviews, narration, sound effects, and music to explain the emerging neuroscience of tinnitus - a ringing, buzzing...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 09:40
  • Purchases: 1