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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Mon, 26th Mar 2012

Blood Tests to Predict Heart Attacks

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In this week's NewsFlash, we find out how blood tests could predict an imminent heart attack, investigate what the Mercury Messenger probe has revealed about the planets environment one year on from its launch, discuss how sewers can provide insight into drug use within a population and discover how scientists are seeing around corners in 3D.  Plus, a new drug target in the fight against male pattern baldness and how bears can heal wounds as they hibernate...

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In this edition of Naked Scientists NewsFLASH

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  • 00:17 - Messages from Mercury

    The MESSENGER spacecraft completed one Earth year of orbiting Mercury this month, and two papers published in the journal Science highlight some of the surprising scientific results from our solar system's innermost planet...

  • 03:51 - Drugs in sewage

    Scientists submerge themselves in sewage for an indication of drug use.

  • 07:17 - Blood Tests to Predict Heart Attacks

    Researchers in the Scripps Translational Science Institute in California have developed a blood test that may be capable of predicting an imminent heart attack. Publishing in Science Translational Medicine, Eric Topol and colleagues built on early work that shows populations of...

  • 14:32 - Seeing Around the Corner

    Using a laser, a super fast camera and a clever algorithm, researchers at MIT have developed the ability to see, in 3D, around a corner. This could have both military and medical applications...



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