The Leonard Lopate Show

The Biology of Boom and Bust

Thursday, June 21, 2012

John Coates, senior research fellow in neuroscience and finance at the University of Cambridge, explains what the laws of financial boom and bust—and risk-taking in general—have to do with testosterone. In The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust, he explains his research and offers lessons from the new field—the biology of risk.

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The Takeaway

Hormone Treatments May Be Dire After Menopause

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Women have long known that hormonal treatments for women after menopause could increase the risk of breast cancer. A new study being released today sheds more light on the consequences. The study says that hormones can cause the cancer to be more advanced and deadly.

Denise Grady, science reporter for The New York Times, joins us to explain more about the study's revelations.

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