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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Sun, 27th Mar 2011

Successfully Synthesising Sperm

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In this NewsFlash, how wind speeds over the oceans are changing, successful synthesis of sperm cells and getting under the skin of melanoma.  Plus, the science of the blooming lily and how reprogrammed stem cells could restore sight for macular degeneration patients.

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  • 00:28 - Wind speeds across the seas are increasing

    Researchers have reported this week that wind speeds across the oceans have increased, on average, by at least 0.25 per cent each year for the past 23 years.

  • 02:57 - How to Synthesise Sperm

    For over 70 years scientists have been trying unsuccessfully to produce sperm in a petri dish. Now they've finally succeeded...

  • 06:23 - Getting under the Skin of Melanoma

    Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that's becoming increasingly common; in fact, the incidence of the disease has doubled in the last ten years. But now there's some good news, because, with the help of a tankful of fish, scientists at Harvard University have discovered a key ge...

  • 12:21 - How the lily blooms

    This week scientists from Harvard and The University of Science and Technology of China have worked out how the lily pops open when it blooms.

  • 14:09 - Stem cells for Macular Degeneration

    Stem cells could hold the key to a future therapy for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of sight-loss among older adults...



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