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Naked Scientists episode

Sun, 6th Dec 2009

Exploring Hepatitis C

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We explore the Hepatitis C Virus, finding out how it evades the immune system, and what it does to the body.  The virus affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, so we find out how our blood transfusions are kept clean and possible new ways to treat the disease.  Plus, we discuss trapping CO2 in micro-metal cages, and progress in treating Cystic Fibrosis.  In Kitchen Science, we make a bicycle centrifuge!

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  • 13:28 - Hitting Hepatitis C

    Henrik Øren discusses a potential new drug to stop Hepatitis C in its tracks...

  • 20:12 - Hepatitis C Virology

    Joe Grove discusses the sneaky ways the Hepatitis C virus evades our immune system...

  • 28:34 - What causes Red Eye in Photographs?

    Can I first start by thanking you all for such a great show, I have all my family hooked and we can hardly wait each week for the next addition of the podcast to be released. I have a question about "redeye" when taking a picture using a camera. I've recently started the tas...

  • 30:33 - Safer Blood Transfusions

    Meera Senthilingam investigates how safe the blood we receive in transfusions really is...

  • 53:23 - Does money carry germs?

    I’ve got a question about hygiene. We’re told to wash our hands to avoid contaminating things with germs that we might have picked up. But I was wondering, surely money could be a carrier for such germs too as it’s swapped from person to person quite frequently, any thoughts?

  • 54:14 - How do farmers propagate seedless crops?

    How do farmers propagate seedless crops?

 

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