In this episode, Caitlin and Aaron talk with Andrea Gore, Ph.D., from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Gore has published more than 150 articles and is a past Editor-in-Chief of the journal Endocrinology. Here she talks about what makes for a well-written scientific paper and about the peer review process: what to expect and how to understand the feedback from editors.
Could the everyday objects in your life be making you sick, fat or infertile?
Chemicals called endocrine disruptors have crept into plastic packaging, kid’s toys, detergents, building materials, even your favourite couch.
They can interact with your body’s hormonal system and some scientists are concerned about their impacts on your health.
Some everyday compounds can interfere with the proper function of our hormones. Such endocrine disruptors can have profound impacts on health.
Sperm counts have been falling around the world for the last several decades. In some regions, such as Europe and North America, the counts are down as much as 60 percent. What could account for this dramatic drop?
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