Episode 29: May 2016

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May 2016

Episode 29

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In this episode we hear about parasitic worms, dog tumours, epilepsy, DNA sequencing classes and social behaviour in mice.

Building barriers

How stem cells help parasitic worms to thrive in their host

  1. Short Report by Collins et al.
  2. Insight by Pearson and Loukas.

Going global

Genetics reveals how an 11,000 year-old dog cancer has spread around the world 

  1. Short Report by Strakova et al.

New hope for epilepsy

Drugs that block the hormone oestrogen have the potential to treat seizures

  1. Research Article by Sato and Woolley.

Training the next generation

University students gain hands-on experience of a new DNA sequencing technology

  1. Feature article by Zaaijer et al.

Gut feeling

Microbes in the gut influence the social behaviour of mice

  1. Research Article by Gacias et al.
  2. Insight by Kuntz and Gilbert.