eLife Podcasts

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The eLife Podcast

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  1. Episode 14: August/September 2014

    In this episode of the eLife podcast we hear about the spread of the ebola virus, the financial costs of research misconduct, aging in yeast, grooming in flies, and symbiosis between bacteria and fungal cells.

  2. Episode 13: June/July 2014

    In this episode of the eLife podcast we hear about using photographs to diagnose rare genetic disorders, an unexpected benefit of exercise, hybridizing fish species, the mysteries of the MECP2 gene, and the risks and benefits of using gene drives to alter wild populations.

  3. Episode 12: May 2014

    In this episode of the eLife podcast we hear about the neuroscience of chewing, skin cancer, African sleeping sickness, and an ancient protein complex called TSET. eLife editor-in-chief Randy Schekman also shares his thoughts on scientific publishing.

  4. Episode 11: April 2014

    In this episode of the eLife podcast we hear about neuropathic pain, gene therapy, insulin production, aging in worms, and how flatworms grow new body parts.

  5. Episode 10: March 2014

    In this episode of the eLife podcast we hear about the mating habits of flies, radiation resistance in bacteria, how insects learned to smell, and the Hawaiian bobtail squid..

  6. Episode 9: February 2014

    In this episode of the eLife podcast we learn more about sleep, super Spy chaperones, swimming bacteria, orphan genes and the neuroscience of birdsong.

  7. Episode 8: January 2014

    In this episode of the eLife podcast we discuss rats, ants, sharks and rays, and the pathogen that causes corn smut in maize.

  8. Episode 7: December 2013

    In this episode of the eLife podcast we discuss the growing problem of drug resistance, severe brain damage, sugar versus sweetener, public goods dilemmas, and the evolution of translation machinery in cells.

  9. Episode 6: November 2013

    In this episode of the eLife podcast we discuss doing protein crystallography with electrons, the discovery of a receptor for carbon dioxide, new insights into arthritis, how the brain responds to a missing hand, and the best shape for whiskers.

  10. Episode 5: October 2013

    In this episode of the eLife podcast we discuss how chimpanzees use conceptual metaphors, the hyperactivation of spermatozoa, the use of bacteria to estimate the time of death, stem cells and smoking, and a new type of bacteria.

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