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Discuss: Making Babies - Fertility and Pregnancy
« on: 10/05/2012 14:39:48 »
The latest in the science of fertility, IVF and pregnancy...  We find out how pre-implantation tests could improve the success of IVF and how stress during pregnancy affects foetal development. Plus, why knowledge is its own reward, how a jockey's posture makes horses run faster and how science publishing on the web is about to change. In Kitchen Science, Dave finds out how a bag of liquid cushions a developing baby inside its mother!
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« Reply #1 on: 04/08/2009 13:33:08 »
Great podcast, once again.  I've got a couple of questions about the show.

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In the research into rhesus monkeys and future rewards do you know if the researchers took precautions to prevent the Clever Hans effect - where researchers can give unconscious signals to the animals which can affect an experiment's results?

Also, do you publish links to the research papers that you feature in the podcasts?

Why do we need salt?

Kat said "But we hear so much about salt being really bad for you in your diet giving you high blood pressure". 

A news item, from the Science Questions and Answers podcast on 17th May, detailed research that a common virus (CMV) may be the cause of high blood pressure.  In light of this does salt give you high blood pressure?


 

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« Reply #2 on: 04/08/2009 14:10:25 »
Hi Kevin.

On this page - http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/show/2009.07.19/ you can find all of the items for that show - including this one:  http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/news/news/1762/ which is a write up of the Thirst for Knowledge story - that has a reference at the bottom, as we've been trying to do with all of our news coverage recently.

I'm not sure about the salt issue - I think the link to blood pressure is pretty well established though.  I'll ask Chris and Kat for comment...
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/08/2009 12:20:36 »
On this page - http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/show/2009.07.19/ you can find all of the items for that show - including this one:  http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/news/news/1762/ which is a write up of the Thirst for Knowledge story - that has a reference at the bottom, as we've been trying to do with all of our news coverage recently.

Thanks.  I couldn't see for looking.
 

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