Tagged: health

how the pulse changes

visitors this year: 37 The speed of your pulse changes as you go about your day. It changes as you sit, walk or exercise. It is quite easy to record your pulse using the...

monitor breathing

visitors this year: 216 Is your breathing steady while you sit restfully? How does it change when you talk? How does it change when you exercise? How quickly do you recover after exercise? To...

data on breakfast cereals

visitors this year: 35 Datasets (files) like the one below are useful in science. They have data to analyse by drawing graphs. The file below is in a ‘CSV’ format. Open this one in your...

pH data on souring milk

visitors this year: 105 The label on my milk bottle tells me how long the milk will ‘last’ at different temperatures. What do they measure to make this assessment? Is it the pH? I summoned...

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: 955 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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scientist 21: the experimental psychologist – Alzheimers disease – love addiction (2012)

visitors this year: 296 Experimental psychologist Brianne Kent talks to Chris Creese about memory, Alzheimer’s disease; and why love is a drug. Brianne Kent was working on a PhD in experimental psychology at the...

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Bioengineering research in Cambridge – 105science

visitors this year: 43 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...

Research into cocaine addiction – 105science

visitors this year: 107 COCAINE ADDICTION is DIFFERENT. 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...

Drug discovery special – 105science

visitors this year: 44 DifiniGEN is a new Cambridge University spin-off company who have a process for growing human liver cells. CEO Dr Marcus Yeo explains how their cells are used by pharmaceutical companies, to test if...

Modelling chemistry of the atmosphere – 105science

visitors this year: 27 See here for the interview scientist 34: the atmospheric scientist – John Pyle & atmospheric ozone (2012) Missing show, but the interview is above. We visit the Centre for Atmospheric...