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  1. The cone snail Conus geographicus eating a goby fish

    Episode 55: March 2019

    In this episode, we hear about fast-acting insulin in cone snails, the roots of addiction, new gene editing techniques and gender biases in joint first authors.
  2. February 2017

    Episode 36: February 2017

    In this episode we hear about epilepsy, the sushi-belt model of transport in neurons, a mother in ancient Troy, the Amazon rainforest and bias in scientific reporting.
  3. July 2013

    Episode 2: July 2013

    In this episode we hear about plants doing maths, the evolution of cancer, why blood vessels don'€™t grow in the retina, the immune system and more.
  4. Episode 38: May 2017

    In this episode we hear about biofilms in bacteria, drug production, gender bias in peer review, nematode worms and how synchronising brain waves can boost memory.
  5. Blue and black pixels

    Episode 66: May 2020

    In this episode we hear about sparrows, cave-dwelling fish, COVID-19 in hospital staff, anti-fungal drugs and lack of insect diversity in soil.
  6. December 2014

    Episode 16: December 2014

    In this episode we hear about reproducibility, drug resistance, cells without walls, gene transfer, interspecies signalling, and stem cells.
  7. March 2016

    Episode 28: March 2016

    In this episode we hear about aging, artificial fingertips, ancient DNA, antibiotic resistance and dengue fever.
  8. A series of articles on the philosophy of biology

    Philosophy of Biology

    Edited by Helga Groll
    A series of articles offering philosophical perspectives on the life sciences.
  9. February 2015

    Episode 18: February 2015

    In this episode we hear about TB, HIV, social behaviour in ants, genetics in baboons and a surprising twist to the handshake.
  10. A syringe injecting a clear liquid into the Earth

    Episode 56: April 2019

    In this episode, we hear about multipartite viruses, brain maps of people without hands, measles vaccinations, reproducible science, and how to spot premature babies.