Elife Episode 1: Multicellular life, potato blight and Hepatitis B
How multicellular life began, museum specimens surrender the identity of the bug behind the Irish potato famine, the Hepatitis B and D virus receptor discovered, why fog clouds driver judgement and where nucleosomes came from.
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How did multicellular life evolve? Ancient ancestors of ours, the choanoflagellates, might give us a clue...
Scientists have identified the bug that caused the Irish potato famine...
Chris speaks to scientist and eLife Deputy Editor, Fiona Watt,about the free journal.
Scientists are working out how Hep B and Hep D are entering liver cells, research that could help up to a third of the world's population.
What happens when you drive in fog? Often low visibility is blamed for accidents in these conditions, but how fast are we really driving?
How did our cells come by their nucleosomes? They help pack DNA tightly inside our cell nuclei and control when genes get turned on/off.