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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Mon, 12th Mar 2012

The 5-a-Day Yellow Glow!

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Can a healthy diet change your skin colour?  In this week's NewsFlash, we hear how getting your 5 portions of fruit and veg each day can make you noticeably more yellow!  Plus, how gut bugs make you grow new blood vessels, analysing antimatter with microwaves and how to type your way to happiness...

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In this edition of Naked Scientists NewsFLASH

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  • 00:17 - Gut Bugs Promote Blood Vessel Growth

    The bacteria that live in your intestines change the way that blood vessels form inside your gut. New research identifies how this happens and offers potential new targets for treating intestinal diseases and obesity...

  • 04:08 - You are (the colour of) what you eat

    Your daily fruit and veg intake discernibly dictates the colour of your face, new research has shown.

  • 09:30 - Antimatter in the microwave

    Scientists have taken the first steps towards interrogating antimatter to discover whether its spectroscopic fingerprint is identical to that of normal matter...

  • 17:35 - Happiness is in your Right Hand

    How you type a word could change the way you emotionally respond to it, and words typed with mainly the right hand seem to make people happier. In fact, the layout of letters on a keyboard may even be shaping the way we use language...

  • 21:37 - Antarctic Invasion and Chimp Cops!

    Invasive plant species on the Western Antarctic Peninsula, virtual models of the human body, carbon clues to help ants find their way home and policing behaviour in chimpanzees...



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