WBUR Staff

Aayesha Siddiqui

Former Staff
Producer, WBUR
Recent stories

As It Happened: Record Snowfall Wallops Mass.

February 08, 2013
An owner takes his dog out for a walk mid-storm. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

WBUR’s complete coverage of the storm.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned At ROFLCon

May 08, 2012
The group MemeFactory -- consisting of Mike Rugnetta, Stephen Bruckert, and Patrick Davison -- during their performance, "The Internet Is Not Funny." (Aayesha Siddiqui/WBUR)

Aayesha Siddiqui shares the life lessons she learned at this year’s ROFLCon.

The Importance Of Being Mucus

April 26, 2012
(jacobspencer/Flickr)

Mucus is one of the many important players of your immune system. Now scientists are one step closer to harnessing the power of mucus at catching and trapping viruses.

The Giant, Inflatable, Walk-Through Cell

April 25, 2012
The Giant Cell on display in the Atrium in Technology Square as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. The Giant Cell is a joint project of the University of Basel and Interpharma. (Nate Goldman/WBUR)

The Giant Cell came to the Cambridge Science Festival this week, inspiring curiosity and fun.

For Decisions On Dying, Today’s The Day

April 16, 2012

Thinking through advanced directives, and how to start tough conversations with family members about dying

What Went Wrong With The Supreme Court And The Health Law?

April 05, 2012
United States Supreme Court building. (IslesPunkFan/Flickr)

Three professors from the Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights Department at Boston University School of Public Health posed the question: “The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act: What Went Wrong?”

Five Reasons To Celebrate Public Health (Including A Cartoon)

April 03, 2012

Four animated videos and one interactive timeline bring public health alive.

How Western Psychology Needs To Rethink Depression

April 02, 2012
Psychology's Ghosts by Jerome Kagan (Courtesy of Yale University Press)

With one in 10 Americans reporting depressive symptoms, what’s the real cause? A psychologist and a storyteller offer up some answers.

Tweeting Surgery: Latest In Long Tradition Of Medical Voyeurism

February 28, 2012

Updated at 3:05 p.m., February 28, 2012 On the morning of February 22, a surgeon suited up for the operating room. There was the usual washing of hands and donning of scrubs. But there was also a helmet camera. And this announcement: Yes, that’s the hospital’s Twitter handle. And yes, they live tweeted open heart […]

Study: Higher Risk Of Abuse For Kids Who Don’t Conform To Gender

February 20, 2012
two children sitting on the sidewalk

Study: Higher Risk Of Abuse For Kids Who Don’t Conform To Gender

Why We Need More Minority Doctors

February 09, 2012
Dr. Samantha Kaplan

Why We Need More Minority Doctors

Why Safe Sex Is Easier Said Than Done

January 27, 2012

Why Safe Sex Is Easier Said Than Done

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