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scientist 66: the science journalist – report from the MRC LMB Cambridge (2014)

visitors this year: 830 Dr Chris Creese and Roger Frost tour the LMB-MRC open day exhibition and learn about body clocks and worms. Follow-up link Read more at Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk

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scientist 64: the molecular biologist – Hugh Pelham at MRC LMB Cambridge (2014)

visitors this year: 956 The Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge is credited for landmark discoveries and cutting-edge techniques. This podcast offers an overview of what the LMB do. On the occasion of the Medical Research Council centenary,...

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scientist 70: the biotechnologist – biosciences for Africa BFA (2014)

visitors this year: 767 A Cambridge project seeks to improve farming practices in Africa by sharing advances in biotechnology. They’re called Biosciences for Farming in Africa (www.b4fa.org). Chris Creese meets one of their founders Dr David...

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scientist 61: the grain business manager – Andrew Wingate wheat and flours (2014)

visitors this year: 783 CAMGRAIN is a farmer-owned central storage co-operative, set up 20 years ago to provide facilities for storing, analysing, cleaning and distributing grain to the food industry such as those who...

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scientist 59: the psychiatrist – Karen Ersche cocaine addiction (2013)

visitors this year: 313 Dr Karen Ersche tells about her research into cocaine addiction. The work investigates the finding that cocaine addiction affects some people and not others. Also, unlike other addictions, there are no substitute...

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scientist 58: the archaeologist – John Creese ceremonial pipes (2013)

visitors this year: 298 Dr John Creese tells about the science of archaeology and the investigative techniques they use. Dr Creese is a researcher at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Interviewer Roger Frost asks...

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scientist 57: the gastroenterologist – Stephen Middleton Smart pill for IBS (2013)

visitors this year: 305 An electronic medical procedure offers an innovative way for doctors to find out what’s going on inside the intestine. The ‘SmartPill’ is a tablet-sized device with sensors to take measurements...

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scientist 56: the motor vehicle development manager – Nissan LEAF electric car (2014)

visitors this year: 316 The technology behind the world’s best selling electric vehicle. Called the Nissan LEAF, it’s a car to drive across town with the thought that you’re not polluting, or adding to the traffic...

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scientist 48: the religious paleontologist – Rob Asher on evolution and belief (2013)

visitors this year: 290 The author of ‘Evolution and Belief’ tells why understanding evolution is less of a challenge to religious belief, and doesn’t make people into atheists. Dr Rob Asher shares evidence for...

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scientist 47: the drug discovery chemist – how medicines are discovered (2012)

visitors this year: 399 In this podcast, a Cambridge chemist talks about drug discovery. Sean McKenna, a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, describes techniques that take the guesswork out of making pills. We think...

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scientist 46: the bioengineer – Michelle Oyen develops and uses new materials (2012)

visitors this year: 295 Dr Michelle Oyen is a Reader in bioengineering at the University of Cambridge. Dy Oyen explains how materials science can be put to use in medicine where there’s a need to create surgical...

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scientist 45: the headteacher – a science technical college UTC Cambridge (2012)

visitors this year: 327 Cambridge’s newest secondary school opened to start teaching in 2014. Called University Technical College – Cambridge, it specialises in biomedical and environmental science and technology. The UTC is a state funded...

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scientist 42: the clinical immunologist – Mark Larche on pet and grass allergies (2013)

visitors this year: 465 A UK biotechnology company has been testing vaccines for common allergies. The vaccines use SPIREs (synthetic peptides that regulate immune system cells) to help people fend off their allergies to...

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scientist 41: the earth scientist – British Antarctic Survey and the ionosphere (2013)

visitors this year: 279 Dr Ingrid Cnossen is an earth scientist who works for the British Antarctic Survey. She studies the ionosphere, a layer of the upper atmosphere where satellites orbit the earth. Related podcasts Professor John...

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scientist 40: the science presenter – the ugly animal society – Simon Watt (2013)

visitors this year: 261 Hear about a fun campaign to save the ‘ugly’ animals. Simon Watt of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society tell us that ugly animals face extinction because the cute creatures, like cuddly pandas, “steal...

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scientist 36: the research biotechnologist – Alan Tunnacliffe & the bdelloid rotifer (2013)

visitors this year: 278 Professor Alan Tunnacliffe of the Cambridge University Department of Chemical Engineering tells why the bdelloid rotifer has fascinated top biologists. This microscopically tiny invertebrate lives in rain puddles. The creature can survive without water for millions of...

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scientist 34: the atmospheric scientist – John Pyle & atmospheric ozone (2012)

visitors this year: 424 We visit the Centre for Atmospheric Science in Cambridge University and speak to Professor John Pyle about modelling the lower atmosphere using supercomputers. Follow-up link: Centre for Atmospheric Science atm.ch.cam.ac.uk...

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scientist 32: the experimental psychologist – Cambridge Cognition tests for Alzheimers disease (2012)

visitors this year: 236 Dr Jenny Barnett of Cambridge Cognition speaks about the neuropsychological tests they develop including one designed for the early detection of dementia. Their test is to be used in a...

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scientist 31: the science outreacher at Cambridge science centre (2012)

visitors this year: 304 The Cambridge Science Centre is a really useful educational attraction in the city centre. Founder Dr Chris Lennard tells Roger Frost what the centre aims to do for science education. The Cambridge Science Centre opened in...

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scientist 30: the social psychologist – cleanliness and perception (2012)

visitors this year: 249 Does cleanliness affect perception? University of Cambridge psychology PhD student, Dario Krpan thinks so. He discusses how the state of our body affects how we perceive things. For example, feeling...

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