Tagged: health

how the pulse changes

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 computer. You used to...

monitor breathing

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 find out you can...

data on breakfast cereals

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 spreadsheet or Datalogging Insight...

pH data on souring milk

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 patience, collected a glass...

measure pulse with a sound sensor

You can sense the human pulse cheaply using a sound sensor. While pulse sensors can now be found even in phones, using a sound sensor works too. Hold a sound sensor over where your...

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

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)

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, and a visit by...

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scientist 63: the molecular gastronomist – Peter Barham on gastronomy (2014)

We talk with Peter Barham, a professor of ‘Molecular Gastronomy’ about what his delicious subject entails. He wrote the book “The Science of Cooking”. His idea is that “a kitchen is like science laboratory”...

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

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 chemicals that can be...

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

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 inside your gut and...

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

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 you will be intrigued...

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

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 implants and new tissues....

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

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 cats, grasses and dust...

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

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 government-funded field trial. And...

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

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 more clean might harshen...

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

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 University of Cambridge. She...

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Molecular Gastronomy with Peter Barham plus Improving cycling using psychology – 105science

We talk with Peter Barham, a professor of ‘Molecular Gastronomy’ about what his delicious subject entails.  He wrote the book “The Science of Cooking”. His idea is that “a kitchen is like science laboratory”,...

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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...

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Psychology interviews including a social psychologist and also Cambridge Cognition – 105science

Happy new year from the Science Show!  With a nod to new years resolutions, we’ve put together a psychology special on memory and addiction. Experimental psychologist Brianne Kent talks to Chris Creese about Alzheimer’s disease, memory, and why...

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