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How are animals helping us to live longer and better lives? The answer might surprise you! Learn how dogs teach us to detect disease, how mosquitos teach us to deliver drugs painlessly, and how veterinarians and doctors learn from one another.


Dogs Teach Us to Detect Disease
It is well known that a dog’s sense of smell is incredible. Dogs can detect various diseases using just their noses. Dr. Andreas Mershin explains how his team is studying dogs and working to design a tool that can detect diseases as quickly, accurately, and easily as a dog’s nose.


Mosquitoes Teach Us to Make Better Devices
Mosquitos can draw blood from humans completely unnoticed due to the design of their mouthparts and saliva. Dr. Bharat Bhushan explains how scientists use mosquitos as a design for painless needles for medical drug delivery and withdrawal.


Veterinary Medicine Teaches us About Human Medicine
Physicians and veterinarians are often treated as two completely different professions. But Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, a cardiologist, explains how the concept of “zoobiquity” can lead to collaboration and learning among experts from both fields.


QED with Dr. B

QED with Dr. B, is a fun and informative science series, co-produced by WOSU Public Media and the Center for Science and Industry (COSI), that talks one-on-one with the scientists, engineers and innovators who are redefining how we interact with our world.

Watch the series online or on WOSU TV on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.