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Rapid fire science in sixty seconds, or so... We break down the latest science stories into digestible quick-fire podcasts that focus on the facts.

    Kidney Transplants

    Kidney Transplants

    The waiting list for kidney transplants is one of the longest. Here's Phil Sansom with the QuickFire Science of kidney transplantation, including why a person would need a kidney transplant, and how the procedure is carried out... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

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    Gene Therapy

    Gene Therapy

    Advances in genetics and molecular biology mean that it is now possible to treat and even cure a raft of disorders for which there was previously little to offer patients. With the Quick Fire Science on gene therapy, Phil Sansom... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 1 min
    HPV: Human Papillomavirus

    HPV: Human Papillomavirus

    Human papillomaviruses are the cause of cervical and head and neck cancers in men and women. About half of the adult population have been exposed to high risk forms of the agent. With the Quick Fire Science on HPV, Phil Sansom... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

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    HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus

    HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus

    Worldwide, nearly 40 million people are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Here's the Quick Fire Science, with Phil Sansom... HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus, and around one in 650 people have it in the UK. Often the only symptom is a short flu-like illness a few weeks after infection, which lasts for a week or two. However, long after this symptom disappears, HIV is infecting and damaging vital cells in your immune system. This can lead to AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.If you have AIDS, your immune system has been severely damaged by HIV. You become... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

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    Driverless Cars

    Driverless Cars

    It has been announced by the government that driverless cars will be trialled on the roads of the UK by January 2015. The Ministry for Transport has invited cities to compete to host one of 3 trials. But the UK aren't the first to allow testing on public roads- California, Nevada and Florida have all approved tests of the vehicles, and in 2013, Nissan carried out Japan's first public road test of an autonomous vehicle on a highway. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

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