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Episode 68: August 2020

In this episode, we hear about Huntington’s and heart disease, insights into the academic job market, the effect of noise on whales, and how tiny ear movements can help detect the direction of a sound.
Episode 68: August 2020
Sprogis et al. 2020 (CC BY 4.0)

Chapters

  1. 0:31
    Breakthroughs in Huntington’s disease
    Blocking histamine receptors may stop the progression of Huntington’s disease
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  2. 6:24
    Why whales need some peace and quiet
    Researchers recommend new guidelines for noise levels from whale-watching boats
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  3. 12:50
    Humans perk up their ears, too
    The muscles around our ears move in the direction we are listening.
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  4. 17:39
    Food for the heart
    A molecule in oily fish may help prevent heart failure.
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  5. 24:42
    How to become a professor 
    There are many routes of securing long-term employment at a university
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