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Opinionated Science x Extraordinary Grace: Reacting to Bias in STEM

This episode of Opinionated Science is part of our latest podcast mini-series, where we are joined by esteemed STEM advocates, scientists as well as diversity, equity and inclusion experts who share their experiences interacting with and mentoring a virtual scientist named Grace. In this incredible episode, we speak with Sisters in Science who are taking social media by storm and helping to break stereotypes within STEM. 
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Opinionated Science x Extraordinary Grace: Being Your Authentic Self in STEM

This episode of Opinionated Science is part of our latest podcast mini-series, where we are joined by esteemed STEM advocates, scientists as well as diversity, equity and inclusion experts who share their experiences interacting with and mentoring a virtual scientist named Grace.
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Opinionated Science Episode 45: To the Depths of Drug Discovery

This latest episode is an audio version of a cover story from our online magazine, The Scientific Observer. In it, TN Senior Science Writer Molly Campbell takes a deep dive into drug discovery efforts looking to harness the next generation of medicines from Earth’s cradle of life: the ocean.

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Opinionated Science Episode 42: Caffeine for ADHD and Cancer-Sniffing Worms

In this episode of Opinionated Science, the team discusses a new advance that uses a microscopic worm to sniff out lung cancer, why caffeine is being investigated to treat ADHD and a stats study that may undermine an important area of neuroscience.

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Opinionated Science Episode 41: Decoding Pig Grunts, Reviving the Christmas Rat and Your Gut vs Sushi

In the latest Opinionated Science, the TN team looks at a study of pigs’ emotions that may put you off your bacon, discover why an extinct rat shows the challenges of bringing species back from the dead and explore why bacteria of oceanic origin are key to your gut’s ability to digest a humble maki roll.

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Opinionated Science: Conquering Cancer From Within

Lucy Lawrence will be speaking with Mark and hearing fascinating stories from throughout his career within the cancer immunology space, as well as asking more about targets that show particular promise and the greatest challenges in making them available.
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Opinionated Science Episode 39: The Science of Christmas Dinner

In this bumper episode, the team review a series of studies from the last year that investigate Christmassy food. Could the future of Christmas dinner involve a cell culture roast, unnaturally smooth chocolate and fractal cauliflower?
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Opinionated Science Episode 37: Finding Answers for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Mesothelioma

In this podcast, the team look at two overlooked diseases. Malignant mesothelioma was known to be caused by the construction material asbestos decades before it was banned, while ME/CFS remains poorly understood by science. Two new developments could bring and clarity and a route to better treatment for these conditions.
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Opinionated Science: The Reproducibility Crisis

Listen to this podcast to hear insights into some of the biggest challenges we face when looking at reproducibility and how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed this.
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Opinionated Science Episode 35: Mighty Microbes Battle Cancer and Protect the Environment

In this episode, the Technology Networks team review a pair of studies showing off the power of microbes. In one, they act as a conduit in an unlikely potential health benefit for a high-salt diet. In the other, they are revealed to play an important role in the breakdown of plastic in the environment.
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