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Episode 38: May 2017

In this episode we hear about biofilms in bacteria, drug production, gender bias in peer review, nematode worms and how synchronising brain waves can boost memory.
Episode 38: May 2017

Chapters

  1. 0:32
    Protected areas
    A shortage of oxygen causes the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus to form biofilms that protect it from antibiotics.
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  2. 8:01
    Making medicines in yeast
    A drug found only in an Indian plant can be produced on a large scale in engineered yeast.
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  3. 13:58
    Is there gender bias in peer review?
    Female researchers are less likely to be invited to review scientific papers.
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  4. 18:23
    Death sentence
    Nematode worms use a pheromone to kill off unwanted males.
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  5. 22:43
    Synchronising brain waves
    Artificial stimulation of the brain can boost performance in certain memory tasks.
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