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Opinionated Science: The Dish on Cell Culturing
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Opinionated Science: The Dish on Cell Culturing

In this episode, the team is joined by Jacob Sten Petersen, Corporate Vice President and Head of Stem Cell Research and Development for the global healthcare company Novo Nordisk.

Drawing upon decades of experience in drug development, join us to hear Professor Petersen's unique insights into how cell culturing has played a role during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how cell cultures have impacted drug discovery across the globe.

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 35: Mighty Microbes Battle Cancer and Protect the Environment
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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.
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 33: Fish on Meth and a Prize-Winning Prosthesis
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Opinionated Science Episode 33: Fish on Meth and a Prize-Winning Prosthesis

In this episode, the team looks at a study showing that the wild European perch has a fondness for methamphetamine and another body of research that has advanced how lower limb neuroprostheses are designed.
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 Episode 32:  Debunking the "Hygiene Hypothesis" and Psychedelic Brain Changes
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Opinionated Science Episode 32: Debunking the "Hygiene Hypothesis" and Psychedelic Brain Changes

On this episode, the team take a look at a new study that suggests people's interpretation of the "Hygiene Hypothesis" - that early exposure to some microorganisms protects against allergic disease - might be in need of a cleanup. They also detail some findings on the psychedelic drug psilocybin and its effects on the connections of the mammalian brain. Not to be missed!
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.

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