HOST INTRO: Now, we have a story about supply and demand. And…beer. Upstate New York was once the biggest grower of a little crop called hops–the ingredient that gives beer its flavor. Recently, the state has been trying to revitalize this century old industry by encouraging craft brewers to buy from local farmers. The […]
Mayor De Blasio recently pledged $38 million to combat the dramatically growing problem of opioid addiction. Nearly 1,100 (eleven hundred) New Yorkers died of opioid overdoses in 2016, more than homicides and car crashes combined. The increase in overdoses is largely attributed to Fentanyl — a powerful synthetic painkiller often mixed with heroin. To tackle the problem, lawmakers are embracing methods that were once considered controversial. Katherine Sullivan reports.
Some call it the NFL draft for medicine. Others compare it to the Academy Awards. Last Friday’s Match Day was one of the biggest days in a medical student’s life. It’s when young doctors find out where they’ll spend the next 3 to 7 years for residency, and what type of medicine they’ll practice. […]
Researchers at Columbia Medical Center made a new discovery into the workings of the Alzheimer’s–a disease that affects nearly 1 in 9 Americans over the age of 65. Published in the journal Neuron, their research explains how a protein called Tau Alzheimer’s patients wander. Katherine Sullivan has more.
Forensic DNA familial DNA search – should it be banned in NYC? Uptown Radio’s Katherine Sullivan reports from a rally at City Hall.
The introduction of forensic DNA testing fundamentally changed criminal investigations, and has even led to exonerations for some wrongfully convicted. But a controversial method of DNA testing–Familial DNA–is under debate in the state. Katherine Sullivan went to City Hall today to hear arguments about whether New York should allow the practice.
A week after intense and widespread protests against President Trump’s “Muslim Ban”, Students and faculty at Columbia Medical Center are taking a stand of their own. This afternoon, local
politicians joined student leaders in front of the 168th Street campus to show support for their Muslim and immigrant community members. Katherine Sullivan has the story.