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Mon, 29th Sep 2014

eLife Episode 14: Cost of corruption, and Ebola

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In this episode of the eLife podcast we hear about the spread of the Ebola virus, the financial costs of research misconduct, aging in yeast, grooming in flies, and symbiosis between bacteria and fungal cells.

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  • 00:36 - The spread of Ebola

    Changes in lifestyle mean that new outbreaks of Ebola virus disease are likely to be very different to previous outbreaks.

  • 07:08 - Paying the price

    A set of 149 papers that were retracted due to misconduct had been funded to the tune of $58m by the NIH.

  • 13:15 - The acid test

    Why do some yeast cells grow old whereas others do not?

  • 19:11 - Keep it clean

    A suppression hierarchy determines the order in which a fly cleans the different parts of its body.

  • 25:27 - Two against one

    Bacteria and fungal cells join forces to cause rice seedling blight.



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