Research Marchers Rally In Support Of Science By Elaine Baumgartel • Apr 24, 2017 comfreak via Pixabay / public domain Listen Listening... / 4:15 Communities held marches across the nation over the weekend in support of science and scientific research. Laura Paskus is the environment reporter for NMPoliticalReport. She covered march planning and the Las Cruces march and spoke with KUNM’s Elaine Baumgartel. UNM Researcher Finds Some Existing Drugs Kill Cancer Cells By Marisa Demarco • Aug 17, 2016 Marisa Demarco / KUNM Listen Listening... / 4:33 It’s expensive and it takes years to get a new drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. So researchers at the University of New Mexico are going back through the medicine cabinet of drugs developed for things other than cancer and testing them on cancer cells. New Mexico’s Chimp Connection By Marisa Demarco • Dec 16, 2015 Courtesy of the Rio Grande Zoo Listen Listening... / 4:38 Chimpanzees have been bred for research here since the 1950s, and at one point, the state was home to the largest captive chimpanzee colony on the planet. But the National Institutes of Health decided to stop funding chimp research last month. The move marks a sea change in biomedical ethics—and might prove smarter for human health. Mapping The Healthy Adolescent Brain By Anna Lande • Oct 14, 2015 killermonkeys / Creative Commons via Flickr Listen Listening... / 0:48 When do mental health disorders begin? Researchers in New Mexico, Nebraska and Louisiana are going to be scanning 230 adolescent brains to find when problems start.