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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Mon, 24th Jan 2011

Where Does the Time Go?

A typical Deutsche Bahn railway station clock (c) Etan J. Tal

In this NewsFlash from the Naked Scientists, news of a novel way to neutralise HIV, researchers uncover how brains gauge the passage of time, and agriculture on the microscale: scientists have found the world's smallest farmers, they're just one cell wide.  Plus, how a contagious tumor repairs itself by stealing genetic material from it's host.

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In this edition of Naked Scientists NewsFLASH

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  • 00:23 - How time flies

    A new study this week has found that, in order to keep track of time, our minds exploit as many clues in the environment as they can get hold of. This means that our internal clock isnít solely controlled by pre-programmed cells in the brain...

  • 02:34 - RNA-away HIV

    A mouse given a human immune system has enabled scientists to take the first steps in testing a new treatment for HIV, the immune-disabling agent that causes AIDS...

  • 14:25 - World's smallest farmers: just a single cell

    There are many examples of organisms engaging in agriculture in the natural world, ranging from humans that grow wheat to leaf-cutting ants that nurture edible forms of fungi. But now scientists have discovered what is possibly the smallest of nature's farmers - a single-celled ...



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