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  Opinionated Science Episode 29: Puppies! And Optogenetic Sight Restoration
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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...

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  Opinionated Science Episode 28: The Futuristic Lab
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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.

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  Opinionated Science Episode 27: Cannabis Edibles: Getting the Munchies for Science
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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.

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  Opinionated Science Episode 26: Organoids: How To Grow Your Own Brain
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In this episode, the team is joined by John Mason, a Professor of Molecular Neural Development at the University of Edinburgh. They explore the miniature world of organoids and discuss how these small models are making big changes in the world of neurological research.

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  Opinionated Science Episode 25: AirDNA and Reversing Hair Loss in Shaved Mice
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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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  Opinionated Science Episode 24: Mayan Bones, Boozy Brains and Baboon Logic
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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.

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  Opinionated Science Episode 23: Mind Palaces, Artificial Sight and Invading Squirrels
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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.

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  Opinionated Science Episode 22: Nano-sized Waste Causing Macro-sized Problems
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In this episode, the team is joined by Ariel Bohman, an application scientist at Perkin Elmer. They discuss the different types of microplastics and how they are affecting everything from the food we eat to the corals in our oceans.

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  Opinionated Science Episode 21: The Roundup – Moon Phases, Anti-Cancer Elephants and Poop Infusions
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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.

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  Opinionated Science Episode 20: How Data Integrity Can Stop You Getting Fined $500 Million
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In this episode, we explore data integrity – a pillar of good science. We hear from our expert speakers how modern labs can improve their data and, of course, what happens when mistakes or fraud compromises data integrity.

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