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Episode 45: February 2018

In this episode, we hear about disease control in insects, placental development, post-traumatic stress disorder, the mission to create a human cell atlas and how crickets amplify their song.
Episode 45: February 2018

Chapters

  1. 0:37
    No mercy for sick ants
    Ants prevent the spread of disease by killing other ants that are infected.
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  2. 6:25
    Acoustic masterminds
    Tree crickets cut holes into leaves to make baffles that amplify their mating calls.
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  3. 13:33
    Building a placenta
    Mice that lack a protein called IFNG2 suffer from the symptoms of preeclampsia.
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  4. 19:18
    The hypervigilant brain
    People with post-traumatic stress disorder pay more attention to surprise.
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  5. 25:57
    Human Cell Atlas
    Scientists are planning to create a map that contains the molecular fingerprints of every cell in the body.
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