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Opinionated Science: The Reproducibility Crisis
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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.
Opinionated Science Episode 34: Genetics of Endometriosis, the Birthing Brain and Cancer Vaccines
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Opinionated Science Episode 34: Genetics of Endometriosis, the Birthing Brain and Cancer Vaccines

In this episode, the Technology Networks team reviews world-leading research into the mechanisms behind endometriosis, a condition that affects up to 10% of women of reproductive age, but often takes a decade to diagnose. There's also a peek into mom's brain during birth and a new cancer vaccine that harnesses similar technology used to create the Oxford–AstraZeneva COVID-19 vaccine.
Opinionated Science: Cannabis Potency Testing
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Opinionated Science: Cannabis Potency Testing

In this episode, the team is joined by Ben Southwell, an Assistant Professor at Lake Superior State University.

We explore the world of cannabis potency testing, from start-up laboratories to growers and extractors, and take a look at how to select the right cannabis testing instruments for you.

Opinionated Science: When Cannabis Meets Robotics
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Opinionated Science: When Cannabis Meets Robotics

In this episode, the team is joined by Dr Toby Astill who is PerkinElmer's global Market Manager Leader.

We explore what happens when you cross cannabis with robotics, and Toby provides an overview of the benefits of automating laboratory testing and PerkinElmer’s new QS Works 420 workflow.

Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, where our team of scientists-turned-journalists cut out the chewy jargon and serve up slices of the most fascinating stories from the world of science. Expect a new Opinionated Science every other Friday.
Opinionated Science Episode 31: Night Owls, Inflatable Implants and Twins' Trauma
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Opinionated Science Episode 31: Night Owls, Inflatable Implants and Twins' Trauma

How does your circadian clock affect your personality? Why are inflatable implants being considered for back pain? How are migraine and PTSD in identical twins linked? All these questions, and more will be answered on this week's Opinionated Science!
Opinionated Science: The Future of Spatial Transcriptomics
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Opinionated Science: The Future of Spatial Transcriptomics

In this episode of Opinionated Science, we explore the world of spatial transcriptomics and get a sneak peek into research on the rare neurovascular disease cerebral cavernous malformations.
Opinionated Science Episode 30: Psychedelics: A Trip Through Psilocybin and MDMA Research
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Opinionated Science Episode 30: Psychedelics: A Trip Through Psilocybin and MDMA Research

On this week’s Opinionated Science, the team take a look at the growing potential of psychedelic medicine. In this episode, we take a deep dive into four leading psychedelic compounds: psilocybin, MDMA, ketamine and DMT.

Opinionated Science Episode 28: The Futuristic Lab
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Opinionated Science Episode 28: The Futuristic Lab

In this episode, the team is joined by Claudia Consoli, the Facility Lead for qPCR at Central Biotechnology Services in Cardiff, Jon Baize, the Senior Product Manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific Connect Platform™, and David Joyce, the director of Product Management at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

They explore the fundamental requirements of the laboratory of the future and discuss how innovative technologies are advancing and their wishes for the future of the laboratory.
Opinionated Science Episode 27: Cannabis Edibles: Getting the Munchies for Science
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Opinionated Science Episode 27: Cannabis Edibles: Getting the Munchies for Science

In this special crossover episode, we hear how cannabis edibles affect our bodies and brains and how the growing demand for edibles will see the creation of cannabis drinks and restaurants. Please bring snacks for this podcast.
Opinionated Science Episode 25: AirDNA and Reversing Hair Loss in Shaved Mice
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Opinionated Science Episode 25: AirDNA and Reversing Hair Loss in Shaved Mice

In this episode, the TN team take a look at a study that has plucked DNA out of thin air, and another that points the way towards reversing stress-induced hair loss. There are several bad puns in this episode, please proceed with caution. 
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