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Episode 9: February 2014

In this episode we learn more about sleep, super Spy chaperones, swimming bacteria, orphan genes and the neuroscience of birdsong.
Episode 9: February 2014

Chapters

  1. 0:36
    And so to sleep
    A protein called RYE –€“ short for Redeye – has a central role in the regulation of sleep.
  2. 6:16
    Flexible friends
    Chaperones are proteins that help other proteins to fold properly, and being flexible makes them better at this task.
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  3. 11:53
    Twisting and turning
    Bacteria employ a sophisticated method to ensure that they swim in a particular direction.
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  4. 17:32
    The mystery of orphan genes
    Orphan genes appear and disappear quite quickly in Drosophila, leaving the total number of genes roughly constant.
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  5. 23:21
    Lost in music
    Songbirds stop listening to themselves when they start to sing.
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