Not Exactly Rocket Science
By Duncan and Dominic
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In each episode, Duncan and Dominic talk to a medical researcher about what they do, and believe us, if we can understand this stuff then so can you.
||CleanLynn Paterson||In a special Not Exactly Brain Surgery episode, biologists Philip and Clara talked to Lynn, a lecturer in physics at Heriot Watt. They talked about optical tweezers, being knocked over by sunlight and the tweezability of yeast||8 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPoppy Lamberton||Poppy works in neglected tropical diseases, and she spoke to us about discrete choice experiments, worms that come out of snails, and how children can poo on demand||25 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaren Faulds||Karen is working with nanoparticles to see cells in a new way, and she spoke to us about having to learn how to talk to medics, accidental discoveries, and emailing strangers||11 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGail McConnell||Gail is actually a physicist, and she talked to us about a lens as big as your arm, sending hard drives through the post, and the difficulty of advertising DVD on VHS||27 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElaine Dzierzak||Elaine is trying to make stem cells, and she was kind enough to talk to us about the importance of finding a question that drives you, tiny little mouse hearts, and Vegas slots||13 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Henderson||David is looking at the links between multimorbidity and social care, and he spoke to us about wrangling massive datasets, calling 999 from 111 and drumming in the infantry||30 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrigin Stories||This one is just the two of us, talking to each other about what we used to do and how we got here. Listen out for Indian flag cosplay, prosthetic hands and some seagulls in the background||9 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdriano Rossi||Adriano is researching the mechanisms of inflammation, and he was kind enough to talk to us about white blood cells, zebrafish and how we’re just here to serve our gut bacteria overlords||26 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhilippa Saunders||Philippa works on sex steroids, and she was kind enough to talk to us about Arnold Schwarznegger, her rather unusual PhD viva, and the extraordinary growth of pig blastocysts||12 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHenry McSorley||Henry is isolating compounds from parasites in the hope that they might be useful in the treatment of allergies and immune disorders, and he was kind enough to talk to us about whale guts, medical uses for Tabasco sauce, and the way that mummies are all||28 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Gregory||Chris works with cancer and inflammation, and we talked to him about apoptosis, Prometheus and treacherous big-eaters||14 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMargarete Heck||Margarete works on a protein she discovered called invadolysin, and she kindly talked to us about genetics, flyverine, mitosis and getting flies in the post||31 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|