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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Mon, 10th Oct 2011

Optimism in the Face of Reality

Slot machine. (c) Jeff Kubina from the milky way galaxy

We explore the neurological basis of boundless optimism in this Naked Scientists NewsFlash, so fill your glasses to the top!  We'll also hear how Earth got its water, how a bacteria-busting chemical keeps injured arteries open, and get a run down of this year's Nobel prizes!

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In this edition of Naked Scientists NewsFLASH

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  • 07:51 - The Nobel Prizes 2011

    This week has seen the announcment of the 2011 Nobel Prizes, so we invited BBC science correspondent Victoria Gill to walk us through who got what, where and when, and why...

  • 12:45 - Antimicrobial chemical keeps injured arteries open

    Researchers have discovered a chemical signal secreted by blood cells that prevents arteries from furring up again following injury or angioplasty.



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