Heather Bradshaw is a research scientist in the Indiana University Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. She specializes in studying lipids — fats, to the layperson — and their presence and roles in, among other things, the marijuana plant and olive oil. The lipids in pot may one day be isolated and turned into medications that reduce symptoms and cure diseases. Those in olive oil have been found to ward off osteoporosis in aging women. Bradshaw is part of an international network of scientists probing these substances.
[This episode aired Thursday, March 15, 2018.]
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