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Naked Scientists episode

Sun, 27th Mar 2005

Avian Flu, Viruses, Bed Bugs and Murder

This week we look at the scary, squeamish and sinister side to science. Dr Tim Wreghitt, from Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, discusses the threat of avian flu, viruses and why we keep catching the common cold, Dr Ian Burgess, director of Insect Research and Development Ltd, is itching to discuss bed bugs, head lice and fleas, and John Emsley from Bedfordshire talks about the chemistry of poisoning and his new book 'Elements of Murder'. Anna Lacey asks the chief executive of the RSPB, Graham Wynn, why conservation is so important, and Philippa Law provides an alarming conclusion to our series on Einstein's influence in our everyday lives by finding out how smoke detectors work.

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