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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Mon, 19th Mar 2012

Why Sight Suffers in Space

In this NewsFlash, we find out why some astronauts' sight suffers in space, explore the pressure for better prostate cancer screening and discover that nanoparticles may turn bacteria into superbugs!  Plus, how your gut learns to tell food from foe..

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In this edition of Naked Scientists NewsFLASH

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  • 00:24 - Eyes vote no to space travel

    Head scans of astronauts have shown signs of raised intracranial pressure affecting their eyes and pituitary glands, new research has revealed.

  • 03:39 - Still no clear answers on PSA testing

    March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, but we still don't have a reliable screening test. A new study highlights the urgent need to develop better tools for detecting aggressive prostate cancers at an early stage, while avoiding unnecessary treatment...

  • 07:26 - How the Intestine Informs the Immune System

    Scientists reveal how the intestine distinguishes harmless food items from potentially harmful bacteria or parasites...

  • 13:07 - Nanoparticles turn bacteria into superbugs

    Nanoparticles used routinely in wastewater cleanups can encourage bacteria to breed superbugs, new research has shown. The findings could have major implications for the way in which sewage should be processed in order to prevent the appearance of bacteria equipped to resist ev...



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