186 episodes

Biology-related podcasts as part of the KYTOS Enrichment Programme.

Visit: www.kytosbiology.org.uk for full details
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Biology-related podcasts as part of the KYTOS Enrichment Programme.

Visit: www.kytosbiology.org.uk for full details
Visit: www.youtube.com/mriexplains for Science video tutorials

'KYTOS Biology' podcasts and the 'mr i explains' YouTube channel are proudly sponsored by Curriculum Press - producers of global education resources for over 25 years. Visit https://curriculum-press.co.uk/ for details.

    Endometriosis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments (with Amelie D)

    Endometriosis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments (with Amelie D)

    Endometriosis is a disorder that affects a staggering 190 million women worldwide, often associated with severe pelvic pain, period cramps and even infertility. In this podcast, Sixth Form Biology student Amelie D explores the potential causes of the condition, one that is both misunderstood and all too often misdiagnosed in the medical community, and the current treatment options available.

    • 23 min
    Cosmetic Dentistry - Types, Benefits and Risks (with Yasmin J)

    Cosmetic Dentistry - Types, Benefits and Risks (with Yasmin J)

    Cosmetic dentistry has gained unprecedented popularity. Whether your teeth exhibit chips, stains, wear, breakage, gaps, or misalignment, a variety of dental procedures are available to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your teeth, providing a significant confidence boost to your smile. In this podcast, Sixth Form Biology student Yasmin J explores the options available, assessing both the benefits they bring and the risks they pose.

    • 16 min
    Why was consumption romanticised in the 19th century? (with Felicity P)

    Why was consumption romanticised in the 19th century? (with Felicity P)

    Consumption, or pulmonary tuberculosis, killed around 25% of the adult population in the 19th century. So why was this deadly disease seen as fundamentally romantic, intellectual and aesthetic? In this podcast, Year 13 biologist Felicity P will explore causes of the romanticisation of consumption, from Victorian fashion and styles, to its role as an emotional response to grief. 

    • 19 min
    The Cruel Truth about Greyhound Racing

    The Cruel Truth about Greyhound Racing

    In this podcast, I reveal the shameful practices taking place in the greyhound racing industry, and the devastating truth as to why most rescues are classed as 'unrehomable' and so are euthanised. The story of my own rescue greyhound, Luca, is explored to provide some real life context.

    • 15 min
    Curing Dementia - Examining The Role of our Glymphatic System

    Curing Dementia - Examining The Role of our Glymphatic System

    The glymphatic system works as a waste-carrying drainage system which removes unwanted materials from the brain. It was identified as a system in 2013 by Danish neuroscientist Maiken Nedergaard. He used the term glymphatic because the system works in a similar way to the lymphatic system but it is managed by the glial cells of the brain. There are still many unanswered questions about the role of the glymphatic system and how it may be harnessed to alleviate diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimer’s. New drugs could be developed to increase the rate of CSF flow during sleep, which would help flush out harmful proteins. This is certainly an area for further research and may have the potential to reduce the actual number of dementia patients. (With thanks to our sponsor 'Curriculum Press' for providing content for this podcast)

    • 13 min
    All About Gout - The 'Disease of Kings'

    All About Gout - The 'Disease of Kings'

    Arthritis is a family of diseases that cause pain and swelling in the joints. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two common forms of arthritis. Worldwide, gout is currently the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. Gout happens when uric acid, a normal body waste, gets too high in the blood. Uric acid comes from the breakdown of purines, which are chemicals found in both our diet and our bodies. In some people, high uric acid may turn into crystals that settle in the joints, and it is these crystals that result in pain and swelling. (With thanks to our sponsor 'Curriculum Press' for providing content for this podcast)

    • 16 min

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