Today we travel to a future where super-bandages can heal wounds really fast.
Sound like science fiction? Well it might be closer than you think!
- Dr. Daniel Cohen — Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University
- Dr. Keisha Ray — Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston
- Sylvan* — street medic in Portland (*pseudonym)
- Galvanotactic control of collective cell migration in epithelial monolayers
- Researchers use electric fields to herd cells like flocks of sheep
- Bioelectricity and Regeneration: Large Currents Leave the Stumps of Regenerating Newt Limbs
- Measurement of electrical currents emerging during the regeneration of amputated finger tips in children
- SCHEEPDOG: Programming Electric Cues to Dynamically Herd Large-Scale Cell Migration
- Tiny Sheep: UC Berkeley Researchers Use Electricity to Herd Cells and, Potentially, Speed Up Healing
- The Experiment That Shocked The World
- Giovanni Aldini: from animal electricity to human brain stimulation
- An Account of the Late Improvements in Galvanism With a Series of Curious and Interesting Experiments Performed Before the Commissioners of the French National Institute and Rep
- The Body Electric
- A strand of vermicelli: Dr Darwin’s part in the creation of Frankenstein’s monster
- Zap Yourself Healthy With The Electric Corset, 1883
- Strange Antique Medical Devices That Promised to Cure Everything With Electricity
- Abraham Flexner
- Mr. Frankenstein Is Not Invited
- At High Risk From Coronavirus, Undocumented Seniors Fear Seeking Medical Care
- Towards an Integration of PrEP into a Safe Sex Ethics Framework for Men Who Have Sex with Men
- Change in Sexual Behavior With Provision of No-Cost Contraception
- PrEP doesn’t lead to increases in risky sex among gay men
- Vulnerable population and methods for their safeguard
- Police Targeting ‘Street Medics’ at US Protests
- Meet the ‘Grandmother of Street Medics’
- 50 days of protest in Portland. A violent police response. This is how we got here.
- ‘It was like being preyed upon’: Portland protesters say federal officers in unmarked vans are detaining them
- The black men from Pittsburgh who made up America’s original paramedic corps wanted to make history and save lives—starting with their own.
- Tear Gas Is Way More Dangerous Than Police Let On — Especially During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- The Black Cross Collective
- Pepper Spray Trials
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Flash Forward is hosted by Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. The voices from the future this episode were provided by
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