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Tue, 23rd Dec 2014

eLife Episode 16: Synthetic cells, antivirals and sex pheromones

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In this episode of the eLife podcast we hear about reproducibility, drug resistance, cells without walls, gene transfer, interspecies signalling, and stem cells.

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  • 00:39 - Repeat performances

    The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology will replicate selected experiments from 50 high-impact papers

  • 07:04 - The one and only

    It may be possible to use one drug, rather than several, to tackle viral infections.

  • 12:15 - Off the wall

    Some bacteria can survive and thrive despite not having a cell wall.

  • 18:02 - Spreading far and wide

    The genes responsible for antibiotics can spread between the three domains of life—Archaea, Bacteria and Eukaryotes

  • 23:00 - Fatal attraction

    A beetle pheromone that lures nematode worms to an insect host can also stop their development or even kill them outright.

  • 27:57 - Niche work

    When an epithelial stem cell divides, why does one of the new cells remain a stem cell while the other becomes a specialised cell?

 

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