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We are a team of scientists based in Helsinki and we want to show you how cool science is! Follow us having semi-serious conversations with our sci-guests. New episode every month.

The Science Basement Podcast The Science Basement

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We are a team of scientists based in Helsinki and we want to show you how cool science is! Follow us having semi-serious conversations with our sci-guests. New episode every month.

    3.22 Diabetes: can stem cells be a solution? - w/ Giuliano, Rhiannon & Tom Barsby

    3.22 Diabetes: can stem cells be a solution? - w/ Giuliano, Rhiannon & Tom Barsby

    Strap in for a fun episode on a very serious topic: diabetes.
    This week, postdoc researcher Tom Barsby joins in to discuss how diabetes could be treated with lab-grown cells.
    Given they can be made "quack"!

    Tom Barsby is a postdoctoral researcher in the Stem Cells and Metabolism Research Program at the University of Helsinki. His research is focused on stem cell models of beta cells and how these cells "go wrong" in people with diabetes. When he isn't wearing a lab coat and wrestling with pipettes, he can probably be found in the warm embrace of a board game or an RPG rulebook.


    Fun fact reference:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwGHJTk3W3U

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    Your hosts this week are Giuliano Didio & Rhiannon Newman
    Editing by Kerttu Kalander
    Title & caption by Kerttu Kalander
    Episode cover by Katja Kaurinkoski
    TSB Podcast logo by Tomás Garnier Artiñano.
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    • 34 min
    3.21 Top 3 scientific highlights of 2022 - w/ Anastasiia, Rhiannon & Giuliano

    3.21 Top 3 scientific highlights of 2022 - w/ Anastasiia, Rhiannon & Giuliano

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
    In this end-of-the-year episode, TSB members discuss fun and interesting scientific articles from the past year (or at least that was the idea).
    We have a stocking filled with ice cream, attraction and bacteria.
    Make sure to listen or yule be sorry!

    References:
    Bacteria help cancer cells to metastasize:
    https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(22)00260-4?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0092867422002604%3Fshowall%3Dtrue

    Synchronization in attracted people:
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-021-01197-3

    Ice cream:
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-02002-x

    Your hosts this week are Anastasiia, Rhiannon & Giuliano
    Editing by Steven Simmonds
    Title & caption by Kerttu Kalander
    Episode cover by Anastasiia Marmyleva
    TSB Podcast logo by Tomás Garnier Artiñano.
    Jingle by Havelocke. thisishavelocke.bandcamp.com

    Follow The Science Basement:

    Homepage: www.thesciencebasement.org

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScienceBasement
    
Instagram: @sciencebasement

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    Email: podcast@thesciencebasement.org

    • 44 min
    3.20 Happiness explained - w/ Anastasiia, Rhiannon & Jennifer De Paola

    3.20 Happiness explained - w/ Anastasiia, Rhiannon & Jennifer De Paola

    Look away from your phone for a moment and consider: are you happy? In this episode Anastasiia and Rhiannon join Jennifer De Paola, a postdoc in Social Psychology, to discuss happiness.
    How do we define it, how does it change over time and how can WE achieve it?

    Jennifer De Paola is a post-doc researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. De Paola’s research focuses on how the abstract concept of happiness is shaped and constructed on various social media platforms, discussion forums and interactive online newspapers. This innovative approach to happiness studies from the perspective of naturally occurring data provided by social media has given popularity to De Paola’s research also outside the academia, in all major Finnish newspapers, and in several major newspapers in other European countries.

    Full transcript of the episode:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y_JEfaM061YRiYz0sllkWAWbjO9xf1m1/view?usp=share_link

    Your hosts this week are Anastasiia Marmyleva & Rhiannon Newman
    Editing by Steven Simmonds
    Title & caption by Kerttu Kalander
    Episode cover by Katja Kaurinkoski
    TSB Podcast logo by Tomás Garnier Artiñano.
    Jingle by Havelocke. thisishavelocke.bandcamp.com

    Follow The Science Basement:

    Homepage: www.thesciencebasement.org

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScienceBasement
    
Instagram: @sciencebasement

    Twitter: @ScienceBasement

    Email: podcast@thesciencebasement.org

    • 37 min
    3.19 ADHD and the VR quest for diagnosis - w/ Giuliano, Katja & Liya Merzon

    3.19 ADHD and the VR quest for diagnosis - w/ Giuliano, Katja & Liya Merzon

    Welcome to the Halloween episode and happy ADHD awareness month!

    Now, don’t get spooked by the demon voice and join us to find out how VR could be used for the diagnosis of childhood ADHD.
    Giuliano and Katja interview Liya Merzon and learn it's all about keeping your eye on where the dragon tells you.

    Liya Merzon is a psychologist and I'm doing my PhD at the Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Aalto University. In my research, I'm applying computational modelling and machine learning to improve the diagnostics of ADHD in children. In my studies, I've been always fascinated by how applied mathematics could be combined with psychological knowledge to help us understand the human mind.

    Fun fact reference:
    https://www.cell.com/cell-systems/fulltext/S2405-4712(22)00171-5?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS2405471222001715%3Fshowall%3Dtrue

    Your hosts this week are Giuliano Didio & Katja Kaurinkoski
    Editing by Viljami Haakana
    Title & caption by Kerttu Kalander
    Episode cover by Katja Kaurinkoski
    TSB Podcast logo by Tomás Garnier Artiñano.
    Jingle by Havelocke. thisishavelocke.bandcamp.com

    Follow The Science Basement:

    Homepage: www.thesciencebasement.org

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScienceBasement
    
Instagram: @sciencebasement

    Twitter: @ScienceBasement

    Email: podcast@thesciencebasement.org

    • 32 min
    3.18 Rogue mitochondria: A rare disease story - w/ Anastasiia, Eleanna & Prof.Anu Wartiovaara

    3.18 Rogue mitochondria: A rare disease story - w/ Anastasiia, Eleanna & Prof.Anu Wartiovaara

    Welcome back!
    As every city has an energy station to drive our daily needs, our cells have mitochondria. And you really really don't want them to malfunction!
    Mitochondrial diseases are as frequent as childhood cancers, but people barely know of them.

    Do you know of them?
    Don't worry, we've got your back ;)

    In this episode, we invited Prof. Anu Wartiovaara, one of the leading experts in mitochondrial research, to shine some light on mitochondria. What are they? Why can they go rogue? And what happens when they do?
    This episode is a part of a global campaign called Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week.

    Prof. Anu Wartiovaara's Twitter handles:
    @AWartiovaara
    @ASW_lab

    Fun fact reference:
    https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Midi-chlorian

    https://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/real-biology-star-wars-midichlorians/

    Your hosts this week are Anastasiia Marmyleva & Eleanna Asvestari
    Editing by Rhiannon Newman
    Episode cover by Katja Kaurinkoski
    TSB Podcast logo by Tomás Garnier Artiñano.
    Jingle by Havelocke. thisishavelocke.bandcamp.com

    Follow The Science Basement:

    Homepage: www.thesciencebasement.org

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScienceBasement
    
Instagram: @sciencebasement

    Twitter: @ScienceBasement

    Email: podcast@thesciencebasement.org

    • 49 min
    3.17 Casual chat on scicomm ...& a cat - w/ Giuliano, Eleanna Tomàs & Anastasiia

    3.17 Casual chat on scicomm ...& a cat - w/ Giuliano, Eleanna Tomàs & Anastasiia

    Welcome back!

    Today you're in for a special treat! In this episode, we have a chilled chat about science communication, what it means and why we care about it
    And we have a new member!
    And there's a cat at the end of the episode! How can this get any better?!

    Episode references:

    -PhD life call for the audience:
    https://www.speakpipe.com/TSBasksPhD_testrun

    -Citizen science websites & resources:
    https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/citizen-science
    https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zookeeper/galaxy-zoo/
    https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020AV000338

    Your hosts this week are Giuliano Didio, Eleanna Asvestari, Tomás Garnier Artiñano & Anastasia Marmyleva
    Editing by Giuliano Didio
    Episode cover by Katja Kaurinkoski & Giuliano Didio.
    TSB Podcast logo by Tomás Garnier Artiñano.
    Jingle by Havelocke. thisishavelocke.bandcamp.com

    Follow The Science Basement:

    Homepage: www.thesciencebasement.org

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScienceBasement
    
Instagram: @sciencebasement

    Twitter: @ScienceBasement

    Email: podcast@thesciencebasement.org

    • 43 min

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