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In-depth stories about the science of life. Each week, we tell a story about ideas, trends and people, and how science and medicine affect our lives, our health and our society. More at mosaicscience.com Published by the Wellcome Trust.

In-depth stories about the science of life. Each week, we tell a story about ideas, trends and people, and how science and medicine affect our lives, our health and our society. More at mosaicscience.com Published by the Wellcome Trust.
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In-depth stories about the science of life. Each week, we tell a story about ideas, trends and people, and how science and medicine affect our lives, our health and our society. More at mosaicscience.com Published by the Wellcome Trust.

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English


Episodes

Most care leavers say they survived the system... I survived because of the system

10/20/2019
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Researcher Áine Kelly is using her experience of growing up in care to help others in the system. What role does first-hand experience have in expertise, and how important is it in making health and social care better? Michael Regnier explores a new kind of expert. Written and read by Michael Regnier Produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories and to read this story, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our...

Duration:00:26:33

Hard labour: the case for testing drugs on pregnant women

10/13/2019
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Traditionally, expectant mothers have been excluded from clinical trials, but could this practice be doing more harm than good? Emily Anthes investigates. Written by Emily Anthes Read by Charlotte Hussey Produced by Barry J Gibb For more stories and to read this story, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211 RSS http://mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked this story, we recommend Give and...

Duration:00:29:14

How going hungry affects children for their whole lives

10/6/2019
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Food poverty is on the rise in rich countries. And evidence suggests the impact can last for years afterwards. Written by Chris Baraniuk Read by Kirsten Irving Produced by Graihagh Jackson To read this story and more, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211 RSS http://mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked this story, we recommend Life and death under austerity, by Mary O'Hara, also...

Duration:00:29:42

Voices in the dark: an audio story

9/29/2019
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What’s it like to hear voices? Are they hallucinations or a normal human experience? Chris Chapman explores what they are, why they happen and how they are being understood. For more stories and to read the transcript, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211 RSS: mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked this story, we recommend Postpartum psychosis: "I'm afraid of how you'll judge me, as a...

Duration:00:52:22

This is what it's like waking up during surgery

9/22/2019
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General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. But now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under. Written by David Robson Read by Brian Yim Lim Produced by Graihagh Jackson To read this story and more, visit mosaicscience.com. Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211 RSS: mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked this story, we recommend The mind readers by Roger...

Duration:00:25:40

How close are we to a cure for Huntington's?

9/15/2019
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Twenty-five years after the discovery of the gene behind Huntington’s disease, Peter Forbes reports on the potential first treatment for this devastating condition. Written by Peter Forbes Read by Brian Yim Lim Produced by Graihagh Jackson To read this story and more, visit mosaicscience.com. Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211 RSS http://mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked this story, we also recommend The...

Duration:00:23:00

Terror, shipwreck, guns - 24 hours in a Karachi ambulance

9/9/2019
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Who would risk their own safety tending to the injured and recovering the dead in one of the most violent cities on earth? Samira Shackle rides along with a driver from the world’s largest voluntary ambulance service. Written by Samira Shackle Read by Michael Regnier Produced by Barry J Gibb To read this story and more, visit mosaicscience.com. Subscribe to our...

Duration:00:35:20

Why are so many of us over-sensitive?

8/25/2019
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When a gentle glow feels like a spotlight and everyday sounds hurt your ears, life can get anxious and painful. But, discovers Emma Young, there may be an upside to being highly sensitive. Written by Emma Young Read by Kirsten Irving Produced by Geoff Marsh For more stories and to read the story, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked this story, we recommend How the...

Duration:00:23:59

Studying an emerging sign language won’t kill it – so what are linguists scared of?

8/18/2019
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Emerging sign languages could reveal how all language evolved – but keeping these fragile languages isolated for research may mean the people who rely on them lose out. Written by Michael Erard. Read by Michael Regnier. Produced by Graihagh Jackson. iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss To read this on our website, go to www.mosaicscience.com If you enjoyed this story, we recommend Why being bilingual helps keep your brain fit by...

Duration:00:27:59

The superhero in your vagina

8/11/2019
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While it’s healthy to have a variety of bacteria in our guts, there’s one place where a single dominant type is best: the vagina. Meet the researchers trying to make the world healthier, one vagina at a time. Written by Kendall Powell. Read by Kirsten Irving. Produced by Barry J Gibb. iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss For more stories about the science of life visit mosaicscience.com. If you enjoyed this story, we recommend...

Duration:00:31:15

The man who is ageing too fast

8/4/2019
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Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed. This condition is teaching us more about what controls our genes, and could eventually help us find a way to slow ageing – or stop it altogether. Written by Erika Hayasaki. Read by Rebecca McIntosh. Produced by Graihagh Jackson. Read the story at mosaicscience.com If you liked this story, we recommend Can meditation really slow ageing? by Jo Marchant, also available as a podcast.

Duration:00:16:07

How Rwanda could be the first country to wipe out cervical cancer

8/4/2019
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The East African country’s campaign to end cervical cancer through the HPV vaccine has had to overcome cultural taboos and rumours about infertility – but it’s saving lives. Written by Sophie Cousins. Read and produced by Graihagh Jackson. iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss To read the text of this story, head to mosaicscience.com. If you enjoyed this story, we recommend Can America cope with a resurgence of tropical disease? by...

Duration:00:25:35

Science for the people!

7/28/2019
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In the 1970s, radical scientists thought they could change the world – if they could change science first. As told to Alice Bell. Written by Alice Bell. Read by Nick Dent. Produced by Barry J Gibb. iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss To read this story on our website, visit mosaicscience.com. If you enjoyed this we recommend Reinventing the toilet by Lina Zeldovich, also available as a podcast.

Duration:00:29:13

Cancer I could deal with. Losing my breast I could not

7/21/2019
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For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem the best option. Joanna Moorhead thought so – until the last minute. Now she’s glad she chose less extensive surgery. Written and read by Joanna Moorhead. Produced by Graihagh Jackson. iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss To read this story and others like it, head to mosaicscience.com. If you enjoyed this, we recommend Making sense of a miscarriage by Holly Cave, also available...

Duration:00:27:28

Doing disability differently

7/14/2019
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"I am so accustomed to thinking of wheelchair use in binary terms: you either use one or you don’t. Now I’m struggling to unlearn that notion." In Canada, wheelchair basketball brings people together regardless of their abilities. Lesley Evans Ogden asks whether this kind of integration could help dispel stigma, discrimination and misconceptions about disability more widely. Written by Lesley Evans Ogden, read by Kirsten Irving, audio editing by Jen Whyntie. For more stories and to read...

Duration:00:20:31

How to survive climate change: a lesson from Hurricane Maria

7/7/2019
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The rest of the world can learn from Puerto Rican communities rallying together to recover from a natural disaster fuelled by climate change. Written by Jane Palmer. Read by Michael Regnier. Produced by Graihagh Jackson. To read the story online, head to mosaicscience.com If you liked this story, try Climate change is turning dehydration into a deadly epidemic by Jane Palmer, also available as an audio podcast.

Duration:00:31:28

Colour to dye for

6/30/2019
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The basic chemistry of hair dyes has changed little over the last century, but what do we know about the risks of colouring our hair, and why do we do it? Written by Rebecca Guenard Read by Rebecca McIntosh Produced by Barry J Gibb iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss To read the full story visit mosaicscience.com. If you enjoyed this story, try When cuteness comes of age by Neil Steinberg.

Duration:00:20:32

The hidden epidemic of compulsive hair pulling

6/23/2019
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Whether hair pulling, skin picking or cheek biting, body-focused repetitive behaviours blight many people’s lives. How can science help us understand and treat these distressing conditions better? Written by Sara Talpos. Read by Kirsten Irving. Produced by Graihagh Jackson. For more stories and to read the text original, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: Apple Podcasts itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked...

Duration:00:38:20

The 96th Street divide: why there’s so much diabetes in Harlem

6/16/2019
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In East Harlem, four times as many adults have diabetes as in the neighbouring Upper East Side. Meera Senthilingam meets the New Yorkers stopping poverty being a death sentence. Audio producer: Meera Senthilingam Fact checker: Laura Dawes Editor: Mun-Keat Looi See an accompanying photo tour of Harlem and read a full transcript for this story on Mosaic. For more stories visit mosaicscience.com If you liked this story, we recommend Voices in the dark: what it's like to hear voices,...

Duration:00:48:39

Fake drugs: the global industry putting your life at risk

6/9/2019
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The manufacture and distribution of medicines is a global industry, tainted by fake and substandard products. Not only might these drugs not work as expected, but some are even contributing to antimicrobial resistance. So, what’s in your medicine cabinet? Written by Srinath Perur. Read by Charlotte Hussey. Produced by Graihagh Jackson. Read the story at mosaicscience.com If you liked this story, we recommend India is training "quacks" to do real medicine. This is why by Priyanka Pulla.

Duration:00:26:15