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Episode78: January 2022

In this episode, we hear about the posture of an ancient hominid, limb regeneration, feline bacteria, ant colonies, and how old worms combat the ageing process.
Episode78: January 2022
Wells et al. 2021 (CC BY 4.0)

Chapters

  1. 0:42
    Unearthing the secrets of the human spine
    What the discovery of a fossil lumbar spine can tell us about hominid posture
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  2. 8:44
    How to grow a leg
    Salamanders rely on instructions from the central nervous system when they regenerate their limbs.
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  3. 15:38
    Fighting bacteria with bacteria
    Feline bacteria can be used to fight off antibiotic resistant bacteria
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  4. 22:58
    Labour division in ants
    Passing fluid mouth-to-mouth enables enables ants to distribute resources among all members.
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  5. 30:28
    Age is just a number
    Flipping a genetic switch, even at old age, can rejuvenate elderly worms
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