eLife podcast

Latest episodes

  1. Yerba Santa leaf segment

    Episode 77: December 2021

    In this episode, we hear about coral bleaching, neolithic diseases, oxytocin, the evolution of disease genes, and plans for an atlas of plant cells.
  2. Episode 76: October 2021

    In this episode, we hear about the ways that junk food affects monkeys, grey hair, empathetic rats, using smart phones to fight COVID-19, and how the slave trade spread disease.
  3. Male baboon looking into the distance

    Episode 75: July 2021

    In this episode, we hear about the cost of high status, vaccine trackers, pain relief in newborns, Alzheimer's disease and how losing a partner can increase the risk of cancer.
  4. A young gorilla is supported by an older group member.

    Episode 74: May 2021

    In this episode, we hear about social support among gorillas, sound effects in hummingbirds, deforestation and malaria, and why large animals are less likely to get cancer.
  5. Episode 73: April 2021

    In this episode, we hear about microdosing, bacteria in rivers, parasites and inflammation, aging, and non-inclusive language in science.
  6. Episode 72: February 2021

    In this episode, we hear about boosting memory with magnesium, overlooked COVID-19 genes, sourdough, sharks in low-oxygen environments, and how mummified baboons could help solve the mystery of an ancient kingdom.
  7. Episode 71: December 2020

    In this episode, we hear about exercise and cancer, mental health in academia, sea slugs, anti-nausea drugs and how the brain remembers unpleasant tastes.
  8. Episode 70: November 2020

    In this episode, we hear about artificial intelligence and in vitro fertilization, scar-free wound healing, decision-making, mosquitoes and open-access publishing.