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Sheri Quinn

Program Producer, Science Questions

Sheri Quinn has been doing science radio for the past twelve years. She started the very first science radio program in Utah in 1999, and since has produced multiple national and international broadcasts, including producing an audio series on the Aché in Paraguay and efforts to save the last remnants of the Atlantic Rain Forest.  She is a veteran reporter who has interviewed numerous world-leading scholars, corresponding for Voice of America and NPR.

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Science Questions
3:38 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Stem Cell Research

Science Questions explores stem cell therapy and its potential to transform the treatment of human disease.  Adult stem cells have been used to treat leukemia since the late 1950s. Among early attempts to do this were several bone marrow transplants conducted in France following a radiation accident.

Access Utah
3:32 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Geneaology of the Mayflower on Access Utah Today

The Mayflower was the ship that in 1620 transported the pilgrims from Plymouth, England to Plymouth Massachusetts.  Using genealogical records two anthropologists are tracing the life history and migration of these early first settlers. Today on the program they discuss the surprising details of their journey and what they can reveal about ourselves today.

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Science Questions
4:48 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Epigenetics: Part III

Though the field of Epigenetics was conceived in the era of platforms and poly-leisure suits, it has received sparse media attention. And now, scientists are realizing it has the potential to explain A LOT about human disease and evolution particularly, the grey areas where genetics seems to fall short.

Access Utah
2:46 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Our Overfished Oceans

90% of the world's large fish are gone due to over-consumption of seafood and by 2048 all ocean fish could be extinct if the world continues to consume at this rate. On Access Utah today, Sheri Quinn talks to Michael Sutton, Vice President of the Monterrey Bay Aquarium, about this global problem.

Part 3 of Science Questions' series on epigenetics is in the second half.

Science Questions
9:42 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Epigenetics: Part II

Science Questions presents Part II of the series we started last week about Epigenetics: The New Frontier in Science and Medicine. Today's episode explores current research on the origins of mental illness through the lens of epigenetic science.

Access Utah
9:40 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Atomic States of America

Today on Access Utah, directors Don Argott and Sheena Joyce talk to Sheri Quinn about their 2012 documentary film, Atomic States of America, which premiered this year at Sundance. The film captures both the history of nuclear energy and the potentially looming disaster at our aging sites.

At 9:30 Science Questions presents Part 2 of the series we started last week about Epigenetics: The New Frontier in Science and Medicine. Today's episode explores current research on the origins of mental illness through the lens of epigenetic science.

Science Questions
5:14 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

The Burgeoning Field of Epigenetics

Science Questions talks to Randy Jirtle, a scientist dedicated to the resurgence of the field of epigenetics and its implications for the future of biology and medicine.

Access Utah
5:07 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Climate Change and the Arctic on Access Utah

On Access Utah this morning we hear from biologist Robert Rockwell from the American Museum of Natural History about his work in the Arctic tundra and his current research on the impact of global climate change and its effect on the interaction of species in that region and beyond.

At 9:30, on Science Questions we hear from Randy Jirtle, a scientist dedicated to the resurgence of the field of epigenetics and its implications for the future of biology and medicine.

Science Questions
4:55 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Meteorites, Trilobites, and More . . . at the Tuscon Gem & Mineral Show

Tuscon Gem & Mineral Society Poster

Science Questions profiles the largest international gem fair in the world in Tuscon, Arizona -- a bustling marketplace where meteorites, trilobites, and rare gems are showcased.

Access Utah
4:37 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

The Truth About Pancreatic Cancer

Today, the very personal story of one man's battle with pancreatic cancer and new research from USTAR scientists, working around-the-clock to design a cancer screening device that will provide early diagnosis of the disease.

At 9:30 Science Questions profiles the world's largest international gem fair in Tuscon, Arizona -- a bustling marketplace where meteorites, trilobites, and rare gems are showcased.

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