Episode 33: November 2016

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November 2016

Episode 33

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In this episode we hear about the first heartbeat, African sleeping sickness, elephant genetics, the rubber hand illusion and women in science.

Time to beat

The heart starts to beat earlier than previously thought

  1. Research Article by Tyser et al.

Lurking in the skin

The parasites that cause African sleeping sickness can hide in the skin of healthy people

  1. Short Report by Capewell et al.
  2. Insight by Casas-Sánchez and Acosta-Serrano.

Why don’t elephants get cancer?

Elephants have extra copies of a gene that protects against cancer

  1. Research Article by Sulak et al.
  2. Insight by Gaughran et al.

Out of control

The rubber hand illusion and feelings of disembodiment

  1. Short Report by della Gatta et al.
  2. Insight by Miller and Farnè.

A woman in science

Indira Raman offers her perspective on being a scientist

  1. Feature Article by Raman.