Tagged: DNA

scientist 43: the virologist – Derek Smith influenza mutation and vaccination

Did you know you have a 1 in 10 chance of getting the flu? In times when cancers can be treated, FLU or INFLUENZA continues to infect vast numbers of people. Professor Derek Smith...

scientist 39: the plant breeder – Gillian Covey developing wheat at KWS (2013)

You may wonder how today’s farmers are able to grow wheat reliably. We talk with plant scientist Gillian Covey, who explains how different strains of wheat can be bred to make better seeds for farmers....

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

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 years, and by now...

Influenza: the flu, the virus and the vaccine with Professor Derek Smith – 105science

Influenza: the flu, the virus and the vaccine with Professor Derek Smith – 105science

Professor Derek Smith of Cambridge University tells how flu, also known as Influenza, so successfully eludes the immune system. In times when cancers can be treated, FLU or INFLUENZA continues to infect vast numbers...

A DNA cocktail; research on your body clock plus hands on at the Cambridge Science Centre – 105science

A DNA cocktail; research on your body clock plus hands on at the Cambridge Science Centre – 105science

A DNA drink to enjoy in the sun, how camping can reset your biological clock, and why the Cambridge Science Centre is the place to take the kids this summer! The Science Centre tell us how...

Molecular biology research at the Medical Research Council lab of Molecular Biology in Cambridge – 105science

Molecular biology research at the Medical Research Council lab of Molecular Biology in Cambridge – 105science

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, as the Science Show team visit the lab. On...

Researching the invertebrate that lives in puddles: bdelloid rotifer – 105science

Researching the invertebrate that lives in puddles: bdelloid rotifer – 105science

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 years, and...

DifiniGEN are experts in human cell production. We talk to Dr Marcus Yeo about how this benefits drug development – 105science

DifiniGEN are experts in human cell production. We talk to Dr Marcus Yeo about how this benefits drug development – 105science

Dr Marcus Yeo is from DifiniGEN, a new Cambridge company that grows liver cells to test if new drugs are harmful. Their technology comes from the Nobel Prize-winning work of Cambridge university’s Sir John...