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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Mon, 30th Jan 2012

Stem Cells & Self Distilling Vodka

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In this NewsFlash, how induced stem cells help us to understand Alzheimer's disease, while embryonic stem cells can help restore patients' sight.  Plus, why a graphene oxide filter can make self distilling vodka, how magic mushrooms affect the brain, and the magnetic soap that cleans the parts other detergents can’t reach!

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  • 00:24 - Stem cells provide Alzheimer's clues

    One of the biggest problems with studying brain diseases such as Alzheimer's is the difficulty of getting samples of living brain cells from patients, now induced stem cells may come to our aid...

  • 04:10 - Self Distilling Vodka

    A way of distilling drinks without even heating them has been developed...

  • 07:12 - Embryonic stem cell treatment improves patients' vision

    In two blind-registered American patients, an injection of retinal pigment epithelium made from human embryonic stem cells has partially restored vision.

  • 11:15 - The Magnetic Moon

    When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin brought back the first samples of moon rock in 1969, scientists were surprised to see telltale signs in the material that the moon had once had a magnetic field – much like the one we have around the Earth. Now, another look at one of those 1...



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