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Episode 7: December 2013

In this episode we hear about drug resistance, severe brain damage, sugar versus sweetener, public goods dilemmas, and the evolution of the machinary that makes proteins in cells.
Episode 7: December 2013

Chapters

  1. 0:40
    Resistant to change
    Resistance to antimicrobial drugs is not driven solely by the excessive use of these drugs.
  2. 6:17
    Awakened by a sleeping pill
    Why do some patients with severe brain injury become more alert after treatment with the sleeping pill zolpidem?
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  3. 11:46
    Life is sweet
    How is the brain able to tell the difference between natural sugar and artificial sweetener?
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  4. 17:21
    Public goods dilemmas
    Mathematical biologists are exploring the origins of cooperation in microbes.
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  5. 22:55
    Change of expression
    Rapid changes in the genes for transfer RNA have been observed in experiments on yeast.
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