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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Mon, 29th Nov 2010

Jetlag, HIV and a Moon with an Oxygen Atmosphere

Saturn's moon Rhea (c) NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

In this NewsFlash we explore the link between jetlag and forgetfulness, discover a moon with an oxygen atmosphere, and a new technique to tell someones age from their blood.  Plus, in time for World AIDS Day, we find out how HIV infection lays waste to non-infected, or "bystander" cells, leading to the destruction of the immune system.

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  • 00:25 - Jet-lag linked to forgetfulness

    Psychologists working at the University of Berkeley have found that jet lag affects the brainís ability to retain facts long after returning to a more regular schedule...

  • 02:23 - Aged by blood

    In a move that could make a critical contribution to forensic investigations, scientists have developed a powerful new technique to predict a person's age from a sample of their blood.

  • 05:32 - Bose-Einstein condensate of photons

    A Bose-Einstein condensate of photons has been produced that works at room temperature.

  • 08:34 - How HIV Kills Bystander Cells

    Wednesday, December the 1st is going to be World Aids Day and 2011 actually marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery of HIV Ė the agent that causes AIDS. So itís very timely that this week scientists have announced that they have solved one of the big outstanding questions t...



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