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

Opinionated Science Episode 40: A Herpes-MS Link, mRNA Pills and Regenerating Frog Limbs
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Opinionated Science Episode 40: A Herpes-MS Link, mRNA Pills and Regenerating Frog Limbs

In the latest Opinionated Science, the first of 2022, the TN team discusses why multiple sclerosis links to a herpesvirus, a limb regenerating Fitbit that has amputee frogs hopping again and the next era of pill-based mRNA technology.

Opinionated Science Episode 39: The Science of Christmas Dinner
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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?
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 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 29: Puppies! And Optogenetic Sight Restoration
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Opinionated Science Episode 29: Puppies! And Optogenetic Sight Restoration

In this episode of Opinionated Science, we hear about some revolutionary research that has deployed a cutting-edge genetic technique to restore partial sight to a man who lost his vision to retinitis pigmentosa 40 years previously. And also about a behavioral experiment involving over 300 cute puppies...
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 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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