Science NewsFLASH

Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Sun, 31st May 2009

Arctic Oil, Ancient Leprosy and AIDS

Oil Rig (c)  Chad Teer

On this week's NewsFlash we hear how the Arctic Circle could contain far more oil and natural gas than originally suspected, how the ratio of different fats in your diet alters your immune system, and how lasers can monitor mitosis.  Plus, we discover the earliest known case of leprosy and the huge diversity of bacteria living on your skin.

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In this edition of Naked Scientists NewsFLASH

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  • 13:07 - A plethora of skin bacteria

    Julie Segre takes us on a tour of the diverse species of bacteria her team have discovered crawling over our skin.

  • 19:18 - This Week in Science History - Identifying AIDS

    This Week in Science History saw, in 1981, the publication of an article that was the first to describe a new endemic disorder of the immune system what would later become known as Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. Sarah Castor-Perry explains more...



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