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The eLife Podcast: outstanding research in life science and biomedicine.

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The eLife Podcast: outstanding research in life science and biomedicine.

    Psychedelic drugs and river water bugs

    Psychedelic drugs and river water bugs

    This month: the first self-blinded study into microdosing psychedelics, using DNA analysis to understand what bacteria is in river water, and what's the evidence for parasites preventing inflammatory diseases? Plus, comparing different methods for evaluating your cellular age, and an analysis of non-inclusive language used in life sciences journals... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

    • 31 min
    Egyptian baboons and overlooked COVID genes

    Egyptian baboons and overlooked COVID genes

    This month: how a dose of magnesium can improve long-term memory, scientists scrutinise the world's sourdough microbes, and evidence that we're overlooking important COVID-relevant genes. Plus, shark behaviour in low oxygen environments, and using baboon mummies to solve a mystery of ancient times... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

    • 35 min
    Sea slugs and anti-sickness drugs

    Sea slugs and anti-sickness drugs

    This month we hear about the animals that turn their dinner into solar panels, the first images of anti-nausea drug molecules engaging with their receptors, and what thousands of you told eLife about the people who support their colleagues at work. Plus, exercise stops cancer cells from growing and how we hold onto bad food memories... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

    • 32 min
    AI for infertility, and scar-free healing

    AI for infertility, and scar-free healing

    This month we hear about an artificial intelligence (AI) breakthrough for infertility, how ketamine can mimic some of the decision-making difficulties seen in schizophrenia, a new device to observe and document mosquito feeding behaviour, the key to scar-free wound healing, and how open is open access publishing at the moment? Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

    • 31 min
    Prostate cancer prediction and bonobo culture

    Prostate cancer prediction and bonobo culture

    This month on the eLife podcast, artificial intelligence reveals a better test for prostate cancer, is the brain stuffed with neuronal stem cells, bonobos with cultural preferences, and why some insects play "follow my leader"... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

    • 35 min
    Ears, hearts, and halting Huntington's

    Ears, hearts, and halting Huntington's

    This month on the eLife Podcast we hear about why whale-watching boats are just too noisy, how oily fish combats heart failure, breakthroughs in halting Huntington's disease, and how your wiggling ears can betray your intentions... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

    • 32 min

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