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How many new mutations from Mum and Dad?

10/30/2019
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This month, join Chris Smith to hear how sleep deprivation sends your endocannabinoids skyrocketing and triggers a tendency to binge, how many new genetic mutations you inherit from your parents, the gene for behaviour that turned out to be nothing of the sort, what good and bad learners have in common with youTube influencers, and from online collective whinge to paper in eLife: the careers of newly appointed PIs. Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked...

Duration:00:35:41

Astronauts, geese and realistic retinas

9/26/2019
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This month, doctors doing U-turns: the medical practices without much evidence to prop them up, wind-tunnel experiments reveal how geese fly at extreme altitudes, why mating makes bees go blind, stress remodelling the brain's myelin, and what goes on during a stint aboard the International Space Station? Join Chris Smith for a look inside the latest papers in eLife... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:40:24

Brain basis of blindsight

7/9/2019
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This month, the blind monkey that lacks a visual cortex but can still see, the bee-hunting wasps that use a gas cloud to keep harmful fungi at bay, adaptive optics that can image blood vessels of all sizes in the eye, the new field of palaeoshellomics, and how to mix a family with a scientific career... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:34:21

Malaria and Myrmecophiles

5/30/2019
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This month, stunning fossil remains of a beetle that evolved to exploit ants and appeared rapidly after ants became social themselves, how inflammation in early life alters the ability of the nervous system to adapt to changing respiratory demands in adulthood, how DNA can be used to track where people picked up malaria, the researchers drawing up new ways to illustrate science, and meet Mike Eisen, eLife's new Editor-in-Chief... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from...

Duration:00:31:50

Vaccines and viral swarms

4/25/2019
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How the brain handles sensations from amputated body parts, evidence that government vaccination campaigns to target measles really work, the heel-prick blood test at birth that can detect prematurity, testing the reproducibility of science at the level of a whole nation, and the multipartite viruses the spread as an infectious swarm: scientists show that they replicate different parts of the virus in different cells... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked...

Duration:00:32:34

Weaponised insulin

3/28/2019
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The shellfish that release insulin into the water to catch fish, brain activity patterns that predict future addictions, how to do gene drive experiments safely, and is the first author position gender neutral? Chris Smith talks to leading scientists publishing groundbreaking papers in eLife... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:27:09

Dodgy cells and big neurons

2/25/2019
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Why one in five published papers that use cultured cells may be wrong, the frog that sings underwater without air, genes that make you live longer, seeing evolution through bats' eyes, and do brainier people have bigger brain cells? Join Chris Smith as he talks to the authors of five hard-hitting new papers published in eLife... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:34:20

Insect Farmers and oxytocin

1/28/2019
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This month in the eLife Podcast, how scientists got oestrogen signalling all wrong in breast cancer, fungus-farming ants and their microbial helpers, how smells influence memory, the tension between Pacific mineral riches and deep-sea species, and how oxytocin boosts bravery... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:36:11

Fossil Flowers, and Fur Seal Parasites

12/18/2018
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In this episode of the eLife Podcast, the nerves with a taste for salt, why fur seal pups succumb to hookworms, the oldest fossilised flowers ever found, the monkey business of chimp personalities, and the 11 million year old flying squirrel foung in a rubbish tip... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:31:54

Transmissible Tumours and LSD Receptors

11/12/2018
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The wildlife impact of urban sprawl, how climate change will affect the distribution of mosquito-borne outbreaks, Devil Facial Tumour Disease 2, how LSD works in the brain and gender bias in peer review all go under the microscope in this latest episode of the eLife Podcast. Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:34:17

Inside Your Microbiome

10/7/2018
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This special edition of the eLife Podcast marks our 50th episode and we've decided to mark the milestone by focusing on a field that's huge and tiny both at the same time: huge in terms of the rate at which the discipline's growing and the impact it's set to have our lives, and tiny because its subjects are microscopic. It's our microbiome, the community of micro-organisms that live on us and in us and outnumber our own human cells by maybe 50 fold: we're literally passengers in our own...

Duration:00:31:58

Pigeon patterning and stiff lungs

8/19/2018
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In this episode of the eLife Podcast, we hear about the RNA world, bovine TB, lung fibrosis, and why rock pigeons have different wing patterns... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:28:49

Bugs and Drugs, and Chocolate Cake

7/3/2018
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In this episode of the eLife Podcast, signs that trees exchange genes over hundreds of kilometres, how our gut bacteria protect us from plant toxins, and new insights into the placebo effect... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:31:31

BatNav, TB and Aspirin

5/30/2018
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In this eLife Podcast, echolocation in bats, chemical probes for open science, using aspirin to manage TB meningitis, brain topography, and combining science and parenthood... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:34:26

Robin Hood and Autism

3/27/2018
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How much of the world's scientific literature now sits in SciHub, we hear why statins might be making diabetes worse, if oxygen did - or didn't - hold back the evolution of multicellular life, the neurological basis of lip-reading, and how the brain can compensate for autism... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:37:47

Ant Undertakers and the Human Cell Atlas

2/25/2018
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In this episode, we hear about disease control in insects, placental development, post-traumatic stress disorder, the mission to create a human cell atlas and how crickets amplify their song... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:32:41

Sperm Competitions

1/15/2018
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In this episode, we hear about self-esteem, a new genus of extinct horse, the future of biological engineering, tracking mosquitoes with mobile phones, and how a love rival causes salmon to increase their sperm speed... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:30:07

Is science getting harder to understand?

11/21/2017
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In this episode, we hear about tool use in monkeys, sleep regulation, marsupial placentas, health campaigns and why science papers are so hard to read. Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:30:24

eLife at Five

10/23/2017
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In this special episode we hear about photosynthesis, forensics, peer review, and the past, present and future of eLife. Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:28:59

Fish Recognise Fish Faces

9/10/2017
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In this episode of the eLife Podcast, biomarkers for epilepsy, how fish can recognise faces, insect anti-anti aphrodisiacs, and why striving for novelty may hinder the progress of science... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Duration:00:25:10