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A collection of stories and insights on matters of discovery that advance life sciences. Brought to you by the curious people at Cytiva.

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A collection of stories and insights on matters of discovery that advance life sciences. Brought to you by the curious people at Cytiva.

    24. Breast cancer research during COVID19

    24. Breast cancer research during COVID19

    With the arrival of October we notice the (re)arrival of pink ribbons - it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

    In this episode of Discovery Matters, Dodi and Conor talk to dr. Margaret Flowers who is the director of research at The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, BCRF. They discuss cellular nutrition,  hormone positive breast cancer, chemo prevention, and the state of breast cancer research during COVID times.

    Enjoy the episode, and if you want to find out more about the amazing work that BCRF is doing, simply go to www.bcrf.org 

    • 20 min
    23. Chill out: from cryotherapy to cryopreservation

    23. Chill out: from cryotherapy to cryopreservation

    Popular science and cell biology collide in this episode as Dodi and Conor discuss the science of cryogenics and its diverse applications.  They are joined by Cytiva Senior Scientists and cryobiologists, Peter Kilbride and Julie Meneghel, as well as Fernanda Fonseca, Research Director at the French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE).  Executive Producer and PopSci enthusiast, Andrea Kilin, kicks off the discussion by sharing her experience with cryotherapy!

    • 22 min
    Discovery Matters ... because it does!

    Discovery Matters ... because it does!

    Life sciences has a new podcast! A collection of stories and insights on matters of discovery that advance life sciences. Hosts are Dodi Axelson and Conor McKechnie, friends for gloriously long years and colleagues at Cytiva. Enjoy!

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    22. The Molecular Clamp - Perspectives from one team's search for a COVID-19 vaccine

    22. The Molecular Clamp - Perspectives from one team's search for a COVID-19 vaccine

    While it may not be here tomorrow, scientists around the world are racing to develop viable COVID-19 vaccine candidates. In this episode, Dodi and Conor share the perspectives of two researchers on the vaccine development team for the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology - Professors Trent Munro and Keith Chappell. Learn how Trent and Keith's team identified their lead vaccine candidate from an initial field of 200 in just over 5 weeks!

    • 20 min
    July bonus - Fun scientific facts

    July bonus - Fun scientific facts

    Dodi and Conor welcome colleague Kaycee Palumbo for the Discovery Matters special of "Did you know?"

    Sources: 

    Drugged-out hallucinating zombie cicadas https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1754504819300352

    zombie ants https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166061617300593

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3309767/

    https://explorebiotech.com/50-interesting-facts-biotechnology/

    The human genome

    https://www.genome.gov/17516714/2006-release-about-whole-genome-association-studies

    About 99.9% of human DNA is the same. It is the other 0.1% that codes for all of the differences that make each person unique.

    The length of the human DNA compared to the world

    https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/how-long-is-your-dna/

    Each cell contains about 2m worth of DNA, if you stretch it end to end, It would measure up to be twice the diameter of the solar system

    Small water pools in Mexico can show us the early seas/life on earth

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/06/pools-mexican-desert-are-window-earth-s-early-life

    How gut bacteria influences us.

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/meet-psychobiome-gut-bacteria-may-alter-how-you-think-feel-and-act

    • 19 min
    21. The brewer, the baker and the biotech maker

    21. The brewer, the baker and the biotech maker

    Without baking and brewing, there'd be no biotech. 

    Join Dodi and Conor through the discovery of fermentation, bags of wheat at the Stockholm Brewing company, and too much pizza dough on Sundays at The Bakery. 

    Guest on this episode are: Anna Roswall, Head Baker at The Bakery; Michel Ahlin-Wigardt, Head Brewer at The Stockholm Brewery; Nigel Darby, Senior Advisor at Cytiva and Paul Goodwin, Science Director at Cytiva.



    Cheers! 

    • 24 min

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