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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. 
Opinionated Science Episode 24: Mayan Bones, Boozy Brains and Baboon Logic
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Opinionated Science Episode 24: Mayan Bones, Boozy Brains and Baboon Logic

In this episode, the TN team review what happens in the brain when we drink alcohol, find out how to use baboons and grapes to make discoveries about logic processing and unearth the rise-and-fall life story of an ancient Mayan.
Opinionated Science Episode 23: Mind Palaces, Artificial Sight and Invading Squirrels
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Opinionated Science Episode 23: Mind Palaces, Artificial Sight and Invading Squirrels

In this episode, the team round up some of the best and weirdest science from the last month. We investigate some innovative methods being used to control invasive squirrels, a new technology that could partially restore sight and an innovative memory technique beloved by ancient greeks, memory maestros and TV detectives.
Opinionated Science Episode 21: The Roundup – Moon Phases, Anti-Cancer Elephants and Poop Infusions
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Opinionated Science Episode 21: The Roundup – Moon Phases, Anti-Cancer Elephants and Poop Infusions

In this episode, the TN team rounds up some of the best and weirdest science from the last month. Hear how elephants and naked mole rats fight cancer, how immunotherapy is getting a microbial boost from poop transplants and why researchers think our sleep patterns might be affected by the phases of the moon.
Opinionated Science Episode 19: Next-Generation Sequencing Takes Over the World
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Opinionated Science Episode 19: Next-Generation Sequencing Takes Over the World

In this episode, the team discuss the omnipresent technology of next-generation sequencing (NGS), which has seen the cost of sequencing a human genome go from $100 million to under $1000 in just two decades. We hear from the European Bioinformatics Institute’s Dr Alex Almeida, who uses NGS techniques to examine the human microbiome. We also investigate the future of NGS and ask, what will happen when we have sequenced absolutely everything?
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