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Episodes

What is life? Catching up with Paul Nurse from the Francis Crick Institute

3/1/2024
Sir Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute in London, UK is a Nobel Prize winning geneticist and cell biologist whose research is recognised worldwide, particularly for his contributions to cell biology and cancer research. In this insightful interview with our sister publication, Research Features, Nurse discusses the institute’s creative ‘bottom up’ approach to research, his presidency of the Royal Society, science communication, and how he stays grounded despite a staggeringly successful career. Read more in Research Features: doi.org/10.26904/RF-150-5477109273 Visit the Francis Crick Institute's website: crick.ac.uk

Duration:00:25:07

From Cuttlefish to Clinic | The Enterprise Sessions with Shelby Temple

2/28/2024
How could a chance discovery in cuttlefish biology help protect our sight? Join Professor Michele Barbour in conversation with Dr Shelby Temple, the CEO and Co-Founder of Azul Optics, a medical device company focused on using innovative screening technologies to improve eye health. Hear about Shelby’s transition from academia to entrepreneurship and the importance of building the right team. ⭐Highlights § Delve into the research on a unique eye pigment and the accidental discovery that led to the creation of Azul Optics’ ground-breaking technology. § Hear about Shelby’s move from academic to entrepreneur and the support he received from Bristol SETsquared and the Innovate UK ICURe programme. § Learn about the significance of building the right team and the dynamic interplay between business and scientific partners crucial for Azul Optics’ success. § Shelby discusses the company’s work to realise their full market potential, their goal of being acquired and their mission to educate and leave a lasting impact on eye health. 🌐 About the Enterprise Sessions The Enterprise Sessions bring together a diverse mix of company founders and researchers who talk openly about their personal experiences of forming spin-outs and start-ups, raising capital, academic-industry partnerships and the joys of translating research discoveries into real-world impact. The series aims to inform, inspire and challenge myths and stereotypes about research commercialisation and how businesses and universities can work together to tackle society's biggest challenges. 👍 Like, Share, Subscribe, Explore If you found this episode inspiring or informative, please don’t forget to like and share. Visit our website or subscribe to the University of Bristol’s YouTube channel for more Enterprise Sessions. https://www.bristol.ac.uk/enterprise-sessions 🔗 Connect with Azul optics Azul optics website: https://azuloptics.com/ Azul optics on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/azuloptics/ Azul optics on X: https://twitter.com/azuloptics Azul optics on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/azul_optics Commercialisation resources: University of Bristol Commercialisation team: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/business/innovate-and-grow/research-commercialisation/ iCure program: https://www.icureprogramme.com/ SETsquared program: https://www.setsquared.co.uk/

Duration:00:31:23

CancerStemID: One step closer to predicting cancer risk?

2/23/2024
With the exception of a few hereditary cancers, there is currently no accurate method to predict whether someone is going to get cancer. Dr Andrew Teschendorff from the Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health, in collaboration with Dr Chen Wu from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, has created a computational method called CancerStemID that could help calculate a patient’s risk of cancer by analysing a vast amount of RNA data from precancerous cells. Read the original research: doi.org/10.1158/0008-5472.can-22-0668

Duration:00:10:52

Improving diagnosis and recovery for mild traumatic brain injury

2/21/2024
Traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States, and 80% of traumatic brain injuries are classified as ‘mild.’ But, these can have serious and long-lasting effects. Dr Jacyln Stephens, Associate Professor in Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University specialises in brain injury, rehabilitation, and neuroscience. She discusses her research into the injuries of student athletes who are particularly prone to mild traumatic brain injury, and how research is helping to improve both diagnosis and recovery. Read the original research: doi.org/10.3390/brainsci13101413 Find out more on Google Scholar and Pub Med

Duration:00:51:26

Fuzzy Logic: A Fuzzy-based Privacy Recommender System for Political Participation

2/15/2024
In the digitalised world, citizens – while having control over their personal information – are increasingly exposing their data, and there are plenty of online platforms ready to collect this. Aigul Kaskina, in collaboration with the FMsquare Foundation, presents the concept of a fuzzy-based recommender system for user account privacy settings that can be used for citizen participation on online political platforms. Read the original research: doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06021-2_1 Read more about the FMsquare Foundation in Research Outreach Visit the FMsquare Foundation's website: fmsquare.org

Duration:00:11:08

Social Justice and Bridging Histories | The Enterprise Sessions with Joanna Burch-Brown

2/14/2024
What can we learn from our history to make positive changes for the future? Professor Michele Barbour investigates this question with Dr Joanna Burch-Brown, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Co-Chair of the Bristol Histories Commission, and Co-Director of Bridging Histories. Joanna talks about her work to celebrate diversity, empower people, and foster a sense of collective heritage. ⭐Highlights 🌐 About the Enterprise Sessions The Enterprise Sessions bring together a diverse mix of company founders and researchers who talk openly about their personal experiences of forming spin-outs and start-ups, raising capital, academic-industry partnerships and the joys of translating research discoveries into real-world impact. The series aims to inform, inspire and challenge myths and stereotypes about research commercialisation and how businesses and universities can work together to tackle society's biggest challenges. 👍 Like, Share, Subscribe, Explore If you found this episode inspiring or informative, please don’t forget to like and share. Visit our website or subscribe to the University of Bristol’s YouTube channel for more Enterprise Sessions. https://www.bristol.ac.uk/enterprise-sessions 🔗 Connect with Bridging Histories and the University of Bristol Bridging Histories website: https://bridginghistories.com/ Bridging Histories on X: https://twitter.com/HistoryBridging University of Bristol’s Commercialisation team: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/business/innovate-and-grow/research-commercialisation/ Chapters: 0:00 – Introducing Dr Joanna Burch-Brown 0:23 – Growing up in Virginia and going to Alternate Roots; Disneyland for social justice workers 1:36 – The Countering Colston campaign: acknowledging Bristol’s role in trans-Atlantic enslavement 3:11 – Black Lives Matter protests, Colston statue comes down, and moving from Bristol Histories Commission to grassroots structures 4:17 – Bridging Histories forms and expands beyond Bristol 7:26 – Commercialising a social enterprise and raising investment at the University of Bristol 8:57 – Welcoming people from diverse backgrounds and respectfulness across difference 10:03 -- Finding the railway track back home 11:19 – Outro and Other Videos

Duration:00:37:55

Towards a new, green Bretton Woods: How and why an upgraded financial system will change the world

2/8/2024
The international monetary system is the unquestioned common ground for all economic activities. Stefan Brunnhuber, trustee of the World Academy of Art and Science and member of the Club of Rome asks: how and why will an upgraded financial system be a game-changer? Are we ready to think and act outside the box? Do we need a new, green Bretton Woods 2.0? Read the original research: springer/10.1007/978-3-031-23285-5 Read more in Research Outreach Visit the World Academy of Art and Science website: worldacademy.org

Duration:00:14:01

Stormwater ponds are important reservoirs for plastic pollution

2/7/2024
How much of the plastic we generate in our cities every day ends up in natural water ecosystems? And what are the paths for pollution to enter these systems? Using a combination of environmental monitoring, laboratory analysis, and computer modelling, a team led by Dr. Mauricio Arias and his Watershed Sustainability lab at the University of South Florida aim to unravel the complex mechanisms responsible for the transport and degradation of plastic once they enter the aquatic environment. Read the original research: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2023.121052 Read more from the team at watershedsustainability.org

Duration:00:09:16

Increasing Health Impacts of Summer Heatwaves in Western Sydney

2/2/2024
In Western Sydney, Australia extreme temperature days pose serious health and socio-economic threats to its population. Dr Milton Speer and colleagues from the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Australia aim to quantify and explain what is driving the increasing disparity in extreme maximum summer temperatures between coastal and western inland Sydney. Read the original research: doi.org/10.3390/cli11040076

Duration:00:13:20

Story Telling Week: Spirited Cross-Examination

2/1/2024
For Story Telling Week 2024, we've revisited some past episodes to see how else stories can help summarise science. Listen to the original episode of Dr Angelica Hagsand of the University of Gothenburg here: https://researchpod.org/behavioural-sciences/eyewitness-testimony-much-alcohol-too-much Read their original article: https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2021.1929978 Read more in Research Outreach

Duration:00:04:06

Resilience in Deep Tech | The Enterprise Sessions with Harry Destecroix

1/31/2024
Welcome to the Enterprise Sessions How do you launch a new business without the necessary infrastructure to support it? If you’re Dr Harry Destecroix you build it yourself. Professor Michele Barbour sits down with the Science Creates Founder to talk about the remarkable success of an ecosystem that combines specialist incubator facilities, a network of strategic partners and a dedicated venture capital fund – and aims to make Bristol a global centre for deep tech. ⭐Highlights 🌐 About the Enterprise Sessions The Enterprise Sessions bring together a diverse mix of company founders and researchers who talk openly about their personal experiences of forming spin-outs and start-ups, raising capital, academic-industry partnerships and the joys of translating research discoveries into real-world impact. The series aims to inform, inspire and challenge myths and stereotypes about research commercialisation and how businesses and universities can work together to tackle society's biggest challenges. 👍 Like, Share, Subscribe, Explore If you found this episode inspiring or informative, please don’t forget to like and share. Visit our website or subscribe to the University of Bristol’s YouTube channel for more Enterprise Sessions. https://www.bristol.ac.uk/enterprise-sessions Connect with Science Creates Science Creates website: https://sciencecreates.co.uk/ SCVC website: https://www.scvc.com/ Science Creates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sciencecreates/ SCVC on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sc-vc Science Creates on X: https://twitter.com/sciencecreates SCVC on X: https://twitter.com/SCVC_UK

Duration:01:05:06

Nanosafety: Looking at the toxicology of nanomaterials

1/26/2024
Nanomaterials are small particles that can be found everywhere, including in the air we breathe, which can have detrimental effects on health and the environment. Dr Ernesto Alfaro-Moreno of the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Braga, Portugal, has been involved in continued research on the toxicology of nanomaterials, with promising application in our daily lives. Read more in Research Outreach Read the original research: doi.org/10.1186/s12989-023-00530-0

Duration:00:09:31

Analysing the Analysts: How much do social skills count for success as an equity analyst?

1/24/2024
On the face of it, investment management is purely a numbers game. But behind the scenes, equity analysts require a lot of people skills to get an accurate stock valuation out to the fund management community. Dr An-Ping Lin, Associate Professor at Singapore Management University, and colleagues from the US and Canada have produced the very first large-scale, statistical study on why and how much interpersonal, social skills contribute to being a successful analyst in the high stakes world of professional stock market investing. Read the original paper: https://doi.org/10.1111/1911-3846.12855

Duration:00:11:37

Accum™ technology in early cancer trials and beyond

1/19/2024
Many of the latest anti-cancer drugs are targeted towards the tiniest molecular differences in cells. But even if you know the genetic make up of a tumour, getting medicines to - and then in to - the affected area is a different challenge. Dr Moutih Rafei at Defence Therapeutics reports on a novel drug technology that gets more treatment to the cells that need it, and what that might mean for the future of designing, trialling, and marketing medicines. Read the original research: https://doi.org/10.1111/cas.15985

Duration:00:26:50

Tech, health and the digital divide

1/16/2024
Mobile devices have become pervasive in reach and constant in attention. What role does that availability have as a cause of, and potential solution to, crises in mental health and the care profession? And who falls between the cracks where technology falls short? Dr Dianne Wepa from Charles Darwin University joins us again along side Dr Jabin from the University of Bradford to talk tech, therapy and professional care. This episode includes discussion of suicide. Listener discretion is advised. Read the original article: https://doi.org/10.1177/20552076231174307 Listen to their previous episode: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10213208

Duration:00:36:35

Public health strategies reduce smoking-related premature deaths across the US

1/12/2024
Cigarette smoking increases the risk of developing lung cancer and other diseases, but how effective are public health strategies? Professor Theodore Holford at the Yale School of Public Health, USA, is part of the CISNET Lung Cancer Working Group. His work uses population health models, such as the Smoking History Generator, to show age-period-cohort effects on smoking rates across US states. Read more in Research Features Read the original research: doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2022.08.018

Duration:00:09:23

Lives of Syrian Refugees in Scotland

1/10/2024
While Scotland has been a beacon of hope for many Syrian refugees, resettlement can create a grievous sense of loss and emptiness for many. Associate Professor Fawad Khaleel of Edinburgh Napier University and Dr Alija Avudukic of Al-Maktoum College, Scotland, UK, examine the challenges faced by people from Syria, who experienced forced displacement from their home country due to war and were re-placed in Scotland. The original research is still under review and will be published soon. Follow Dr Khaleel on LinkedIn

Duration:00:12:52

Firms’ Age, Size, and IPO Performance across Sectors

1/5/2024
Does a firms age and size matter in the world of Initial Public Offerings? Smader Siev from Ono Academic College and Mahmoud Qadan from the the University of Haifa, have explored the dynamic landscape of Initial Public Offerings, and demonstrated how age and size play pivotal roles in the IPO world. Read the original research: doi.org/10.3390/jrfm15120586

Duration:00:11:31

Public Health messaging and motivations around COVID-19 prevention

1/3/2024
How a member of the public reacts to health crises depends on a lot of differing factors, including perceived risk or resistance to the disease, trust in the government, and general anxiety levels. Since media, including government-sourced information, can also determine how individuals respond to health messages, the impact of crisis communication could depend on how the risk is framed. Dr Su Lin Yeo and colleagues explore the effectiveness of the Singaporean government’s messaging to promote COVID-19 prevention behaviours, be they social distancing, mask wearing or hand washing. In particular, does viewing the world as dangerous in general affect the success of prevention messages? Read their original research: https://doi.org/10.1080/1553118X.2022.2036742

Duration:00:08:19

Preparing clinicians for myocarditis in paediatric patients

12/20/2023
Myocarditis is the inflammation of the heart wall tissues that can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood, and sometimes cause an irregular or pathologically rapid heartbeat. Dr. Sandeep is a general paediatric and fetal cardiologist and is currently the Medical Director of his practice Pediatrix Northwest Congenital HeartCare in Seattle and Tacoma in Washington state U.S.A, who has created a pathway to help paediatricians with the management of children with symptoms of myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination. Find out more about Pediatrix: www.pediatrix.com Read the original research: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36285797

Duration:00:09:19