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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Sun, 23rd Oct 2011

Sea Sick Corals and Chronic Fatigue

Coral Reef (c) Jiangang Luo Marine Photobank

This week we hear how seaweed is making coral sea-sick, how anti-virals could be used to treat Alzheimers disease, get new insight into the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and discover the possibility of water on another Solar System. Plus, how a kitchen could help you learn French, the opening of the World's first Spaceport, new hope for a Malaria vaccine and new insight into how the Giant Panda survives on a diet of Bamboo!

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In this edition of Naked Scientists NewsFLASH

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  • 00:21 - Water in Another Solar System

    Our Solar System may not be alone in having an abundant supply of water -- that's according to a paper published this week in the Journal Science...

  • 03:51 - Cause of chronic fatigue?

    A patient receiving treatment for lymphoma simultaenously recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome, revealing a novel way to combat the conditions, researchers have revealed.

  • 07:36 - Seaweed makes coral sea-sick

    Seaweeds, also known as macroalgae, can unleash a chemical arsenal toxic to corals, scientists have found.

  • 10:02 - Antiviral for Alzheimer's

    Drugs targeting herpes simplex virus (HSV), the agent that causes cold sores, might also abate Alzheimer's, new research has shown...



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