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Episode 72: February 2021

In this episode, we hear about boosting memory with magnesium, overlooked COVID-19 genes, sourdough, sharks in low-oxygen environments, and how mummified baboons could help solve the mystery of an ancient kingdom.
Episode 72: February 2021
Keith-Hiscock Marine-Biological-Association (CC-BY-ND)

Chapters

  1. 0:32
    Baboons and the mysterious Land of Punt
    Chemical signatures from mummified baboons may help to locate an ancient kingdom
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  2. 8:29
    Memories are made of magnesium
    Magnesium supplements help boost long-term memory in flies
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  3. 14:54
    The science of sourdough
    The diversity of microbes in sourdough can influence the flavour and rise of the bread.
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  4. 22:20
    Sharks feel the heat
    Deoxygenation of the oceans is forcing sharks closer to the surface, making them more vulnerable to fishing vessels

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  5. 29:04
    Are we overlooking COVID related genes?
    Many genes implicated in SARS-CoV-2 infection by genome-wide studies remain unstudied

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