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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.

    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
    Sugar on the brain, HIV, and science sex bias

    Sugar on the brain, HIV, and science sex bias

    This month on the eLife Podcast we look at how sugar takes away the pleasure of consuming and makes you eat more, we find out what loneliness does to the brain, uncover new insights into how HIV infects females, and explore sex bias in biomedical research... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

    • 36 min
    Sparrows, cavefish and fighting fungus

    Sparrows, cavefish and fighting fungus

    This month we explore how genetic plasticity enables sparrows to live alongside us and fish to evolve rapidly to life in caves. We also hear why "Test! Test! Test!" is so critical to safe healthcare provision during the coronavirus pandemic, how a new technique can find drugs that boost the fungal killing power of fluconazole, and how changes in land use have knock-on effects on soil-dwelling invertebrates... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

    • 31 min
    Why do bats carry so many dread diseases?

    Why do bats carry so many dread diseases?

    This month, why screening at airports for Covid19 is unlikely to work, how flight forced bat viruses to become virulent, MRI scans of throat singers reveals how they produce multiple sounds at the same time, and the role that DNA does and does not play in education... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

    • 29 min
    The plants with three parents

    The plants with three parents

    This month, new hearing tests to spot those likely to struggle with speech in noisy environments, how your DNA is at risk from hacking on a public database, plants with three parents, researchers recreate endometriosis in mice and show that cannabis might be an effective treatment, and the nerve fibres that make us like a cuddle. Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

    • 35 min
    Zika immunity and falling body temperatures

    Zika immunity and falling body temperatures

    Have these paralysed patients helped to reveal the brain basis of why we gesticulate when we talk? Also, new insights into how the body clock keeps track of the seasons, signs that immunity to Zika virus wanes with time, why human body temperature is lower than it was 150 years ago, and diversity in science: how can we better hold on to rare talent? Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

    • 35 min

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