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Naked Scientists, In Short Special Editions Podcast

Naked Scientists, In Short Special Editions Podcast

The Naked Scientists

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Probing the weird, wacky and spectacular, the Naked Scientists Special Editions are special one-off scientific reports, investigations and interviews on cutting-edge topics by the Naked Scientists team.

Latest Episodes

Red light restores vision in aged eyes

The millions of rods and cones in the retina at the back of each of your eyes, which turn light into nerve signals to send to the brain, use a lot of energy. So the retina tends to burn out faster than the rest of the body. But now scientists have found that short bursts of a red light shone into your eyes could help reduce or even reverse this ageing process. Katie Haylor spoke to Glenn Jeffery, who's been looking at a group of 24 people with no eye disease for the study... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

6 MIN16 h ago
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Red light restores vision in aged eyes

Artificial liver progress

The liver is an incredible organ that does a number of different jobs - including cleaning our blood and breaking down chemicals and drugs - to keep us healthy. And liver problems can have serious consequences, resulting in potentially needing a new one in the case of liver failure. And there aren't exactly loads of spare healthy livers around, and some people just aren't suited for transplant. But this week, scientists have published news of an artificial liver system that cleans the blood, and returns it again to the body within a matter of hours, whilst also encouraging the liver tissue to... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

5 MIN1 d ago
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Artificial liver progress

Painted fruit and veg reveal plant origins

Colourful still life paintings of bowls of fruit have been a favourite of artists for generations, and there are thousands of examples in art galleries across the world. Now, two friends from Belgium - one an art historian, and the other a plant biologist - are asking for your help to find paintings that reveal clues about how some of our modern foods came into being. This unusual project came about when the two of them were on holiday in St Petersburg, and visited a museum - as Ive de Smet told Katie Haylor... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

5 MIN6 d ago
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Painted fruit and veg reveal plant origins

Deafness gene identified

After 22 years of searching, researchers at the Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands have successfully identified the genetic cause behind a certain type of inherited adult hearing loss - a defect in the so-called RIPOR2 gene. Eva Higginbotham spoke to geneticist Hannie Kremer and ear nose and throat surgeon Ronald Pennings about how they did it. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

5 MIN1 w ago
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Deafness gene identified

Covid: Are we facing a second wave?

Kim Hill catches up with virologist Chris Smith to review the Covid-19 current state of play, from Leicester's lockdown, the WHO stance on masks and aerosol spread, to long-term immunity and long-haul symptoms of Covid-19, the link between ethnicity and more severe Covid-19 disease, and whether the world's over-reacted to the coronavirus threat... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

33 MIN3 w ago
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Covid: Are we facing a second wave?

Is COVID-19 causing a global food crisis?

How has the pandemic affected the global food supply? That's the subject of a recent report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation. Their message is that while there have been a few industry issues so far - overripe fruit left unpicked, spoiled batches of milk left undelivered - that's only a taste of what's to come if there's a huge global recession around the corner. Chris Smith and spoke to Maximo Torero - the organisation's chief economist - as well as University of Cambridge land economist Shailaja Fennell... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

7 MIN3 w ago
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Is COVID-19 causing a global food crisis?

Mining for metals in the deep sea

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7 MINJUL 9
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Mining for metals in the deep sea

Chatty chimps: we hear you!

Do you consider yourself something of a Dr Doolittle? According to new research from the University of Amsterdam, we're all actually pretty good at understanding what animals are trying to express - at least, animals that we are closely related to like chimpanzees. Eva Higginbotham spoke to Roza Kamiloglu, the lead author on the study, about her research... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

4 MINJUL 2
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Chatty chimps: we hear you!

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... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

36 MINJUN 30
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Sugar on the brain, HIV, and science sex bias

Baby planet: image shows signs of formation

Astronomers have taken what might be the first ever picture of a baby planet being formed. It looks like a beautiful tornado-shaped spiral of light, and there's a tiny twist visible inside one of the arms of the spiral. Why is this an achievement? And how can you actually tell whether there's a planet inside that tiny point of light? Phil Sansom asked Anthony Boccaletti, who led the team from the European Southern Observatory in taking this picture - as well as University of Cambridge astronomer Carolin Crawford... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

4 MINJUN 19
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Baby planet: image shows signs of formation

Latest Episodes

Red light restores vision in aged eyes

The millions of rods and cones in the retina at the back of each of your eyes, which turn light into nerve signals to send to the brain, use a lot of energy. So the retina tends to burn out faster than the rest of the body. But now scientists have found that short bursts of a red light shone into your eyes could help reduce or even reverse this ageing process. Katie Haylor spoke to Glenn Jeffery, who's been looking at a group of 24 people with no eye disease for the study... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

6 MIN16 h ago
Comments
Red light restores vision in aged eyes

Artificial liver progress

The liver is an incredible organ that does a number of different jobs - including cleaning our blood and breaking down chemicals and drugs - to keep us healthy. And liver problems can have serious consequences, resulting in potentially needing a new one in the case of liver failure. And there aren't exactly loads of spare healthy livers around, and some people just aren't suited for transplant. But this week, scientists have published news of an artificial liver system that cleans the blood, and returns it again to the body within a matter of hours, whilst also encouraging the liver tissue to... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

5 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Artificial liver progress

Painted fruit and veg reveal plant origins

Colourful still life paintings of bowls of fruit have been a favourite of artists for generations, and there are thousands of examples in art galleries across the world. Now, two friends from Belgium - one an art historian, and the other a plant biologist - are asking for your help to find paintings that reveal clues about how some of our modern foods came into being. This unusual project came about when the two of them were on holiday in St Petersburg, and visited a museum - as Ive de Smet told Katie Haylor... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

5 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Painted fruit and veg reveal plant origins

Deafness gene identified

After 22 years of searching, researchers at the Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands have successfully identified the genetic cause behind a certain type of inherited adult hearing loss - a defect in the so-called RIPOR2 gene. Eva Higginbotham spoke to geneticist Hannie Kremer and ear nose and throat surgeon Ronald Pennings about how they did it. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

5 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Deafness gene identified

Covid: Are we facing a second wave?

Kim Hill catches up with virologist Chris Smith to review the Covid-19 current state of play, from Leicester's lockdown, the WHO stance on masks and aerosol spread, to long-term immunity and long-haul symptoms of Covid-19, the link between ethnicity and more severe Covid-19 disease, and whether the world's over-reacted to the coronavirus threat... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

33 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Covid: Are we facing a second wave?

Is COVID-19 causing a global food crisis?

How has the pandemic affected the global food supply? That's the subject of a recent report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation. Their message is that while there have been a few industry issues so far - overripe fruit left unpicked, spoiled batches of milk left undelivered - that's only a taste of what's to come if there's a huge global recession around the corner. Chris Smith and spoke to Maximo Torero - the organisation's chief economist - as well as University of Cambridge land economist Shailaja Fennell... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

7 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Is COVID-19 causing a global food crisis?

Mining for metals in the deep sea

Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

7 MINJUL 9
Comments
Mining for metals in the deep sea

Chatty chimps: we hear you!

Do you consider yourself something of a Dr Doolittle? According to new research from the University of Amsterdam, we're all actually pretty good at understanding what animals are trying to express - at least, animals that we are closely related to like chimpanzees. Eva Higginbotham spoke to Roza Kamiloglu, the lead author on the study, about her research... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

4 MINJUL 2
Comments
Chatty chimps: we hear you!

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... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

36 MINJUN 30
Comments
Sugar on the brain, HIV, and science sex bias

Baby planet: image shows signs of formation

Astronomers have taken what might be the first ever picture of a baby planet being formed. It looks like a beautiful tornado-shaped spiral of light, and there's a tiny twist visible inside one of the arms of the spiral. Why is this an achievement? And how can you actually tell whether there's a planet inside that tiny point of light? Phil Sansom asked Anthony Boccaletti, who led the team from the European Southern Observatory in taking this picture - as well as University of Cambridge astronomer Carolin Crawford... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

4 MINJUN 19
Comments
Baby planet: image shows signs of formation
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