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Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, where our team of scientists-turned-journalists cut out the chewy jargon and serve up slices of the most fascinating stories from the world of science.

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Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, where our team of scientists-turned-journalists cut out the chewy jargon and serve up slices of the most fascinating stories from the world of science.

    Episode 45: To the Depths of Drug Discovery

    Episode 45: To the Depths of Drug Discovery

    This latest episode is an audio version of a cover story from our online magazine, The Scientific Observer. In it, TN Senior Science Writer Molly Campbell takes a deep dive into drug discovery efforts looking to harness the next generation of medicines from Earth’s cradle of life: the ocean. 

    • 25 min
    Episode 44: Inside a Ketamine Clinic: On the Frontiers of Psychedelic Therapy

    Episode 44: Inside a Ketamine Clinic: On the Frontiers of Psychedelic Therapy

    This latest episode is an audio version of a cover story from our online magazine, The Scientific Observer. In it, Technology Networks’ Senior Science Writer, Ruairi J Mackenzie, visits a clinic in London offering injections of ketamine as a solution to addiction. What is the future of this new frontier of psychedelic medicine?

    • 21 min
    Episode 43: Genomics Power Hour: Decoding Morning Sickness and Dog Behavior

    Episode 43: Genomics Power Hour: Decoding Morning Sickness and Dog Behavior

    On this episode of Opinionated Science, the team reviews two studies that show off the power of genomic technologies, from very different angles. One answers key questions about why some women experience extreme vomiting and sickness in their first trimester of pregnancy, and the other reveals why dog breeds aren’t all they are cracked up to be.

     

    Read more from this podcast: 

    Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy Might Not Just Be Morning Sickness

    Dog Breed Is Not an Accurate Way To Predict Behavior

    Next-Generation Sequencing

    Whole-Exome Sequencing

    • 27 min
    Episode 42: Caffeine for ADHD and Cancer-Sniffing Worms

    Episode 42: Caffeine for ADHD and Cancer-Sniffing Worms

    In this episode of Opinionated Science, the team discuss a new advance that uses a microscopic worm to sniff out lung cancer, why caffeine is being investigated to treat ADHD and a stats study that may undermine an important area of neuroscience.

     

    Read more from this podcast: 

    "Worm-on-a-Chip" Device Could Help Diagnose Lung Cancer

    Could Caffeine Help To Alleviate Some Symptoms of ADHD?

    Stats Study Reveals Reason for Replication Crisis in Neuroscience

    • 34 min
    Opinionated Science Sneak Peek: Predicting the Next Pandemic

    Opinionated Science Sneak Peek: Predicting the Next Pandemic

    Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, where our team of scientists-turned-journalists cut out the chewy jargon and serve up slices of the most fascinating stories from the world of science. 


    In this sneak peek episode, Lucy Lawrence will be discussing the world of infectious diseases with Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Freya Jephcott.


    Freya’s work is primarily concerned with the effectiveness of outbreak response systems in resource-limited settings, and their management in outbreaks of uncertain etiology. In addition to this, Freya also participates in applied and policy work on complex health emergencies with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).


    They will be speaking with Freya to explore how scientists can predict an outbreak of an emerging disease, what happens when things go wrong as well as looking to the future to see where the future of the space is heading.

    To listen to the full episode, click here. 

    • 2 min
    Episode 41: Decoding Pig Grunts, Reviving the Christmas Rat and Your Gut vs. Sushi

    Episode 41: Decoding Pig Grunts, Reviving the Christmas Rat and Your Gut vs. Sushi

    In the latest Opinionated Science, the TN team look at a study of pigs’ emotions that may put you off your bacon, discover why an extinct rat shows the challenges of bringing species back from the dead and explore why bacteria of oceanic origin are key to your gut’s ability to digest a humble maki roll.


     


    Read more from this podcast: 


    How Does Your Gut Deal With Sushi?


    Pigs' Emotions Revealed by Decoding Grunts


    Exploring the Limitations of “Resurrecting” Extinct Animals


    Return From Extinction

    • 32 min

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