A forensic researcher shares the history of opioid abuse in the U.S. and efforts to combat the epidemic, including the scientific challenges faced by crime labs.
Carolyn Roberts, Yale University historian of medicine, talks about some of the hidden histories of African American medical practitioners during slavery. Dr. Roberts explores how the enslaved used botanical knowledge, herbal therapies, and spirituality as ways to resist brutality, cure disease, and heal their communities. She vividly traces how the slave trade contributed to the development of the pharmaceutical industry, the modernization of medicine, and the advancement of natural history.
UVA evolutionary biologist, Robert M. Cox, discusses how and why the evolutionary interests of males and females are not always aligned.