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Broken Hearts, Shocking Kidneys and Gene Therapies to Turn Stem Cells On

In this episode, Bruce is joined again by consultant medical microbiologist, Dr Kim Jacobson to discuss three medically-related presentations in the 3-minute format. In the first talk Pouya Pour from Bristol University explains his research on using skin cells to generate new heart cells to repair heart disease. Also from Bristol is Amy Burchill who is looking at ways to treat blood pressure via electrical shocks to nerves in the kidney.

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Mapping Taxonomy of Perception, Changing Mindsets in School and Making Memories Stick

In this episode here, Bruce meets three finalists from the Bristol heats of the 3MT competition and gets to ask them follow-up questions. James Fleming originally studied taxonomy of fossils but has used this knowledge to reconstruct our understanding of the ancient visual system. Pooneh Roney is researching mindset – the notion that perseverance at certain topics depends on our attitu

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Black Holes in Space, Black Holes in Ice and Big Holes in the Earth’s Crust

The tenth episode showcases female scientists studying holes of various forms. Gabriele Betancourt-Martinez from the University of Maryland explains how she uses xrays to study black holes in space. Back on Earth, Ewa Sypianska from Cardiff University explains how drifting bacteria that are impacting on glaciers forms a different type of black hole and dark matter.

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Latest Podcast on Averting Disaster is Up

This episode is all about using science and engineering to prevent disasters. UK 3MT champion 2015, Zaid Janjua from Nottingham University explains how he is using centrifugal force to test coatings that make flying safer. Ronak Janani is a female engineer from Sheffield Hallam University who wants to make the batteries in your phones safer, greener and more efficient.

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