Naked Scientists Podcast

Naked Scientists episode

Tue, 25th Feb 2014

The Noro Show

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Norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, affects 1 million people each year in the UK. But what is it, and how can you best protect yourself? Plus, in the news, how stress hormones depress the stock market, brain training that can improve vision on the baseball field, a new biological marker to diagnose those at risk of depression and artificial growth factors to speed up wound healing...

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  • 09:24 - Winter Olympics

    The Winter Olympics are finishing in Sochi, Russia this week. But how is science involved in grabbing gold on the slopes?

  • 12:18 - Biomarker for depression?

    This week Cambridge researchers identified the first biomarker for major, or clinical, depression.

  • 18:01 - Making platelets

    A way to grow blood platelets, a critical ingredient in the cogulation system, has been announced by scientists in Japan.

  • 20:06 - Powering-up growth factors

    Growth factors with powerful wound-healing effects have been developed by Swiss researchers.

 

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