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The Naked Scientist

The Naked Scientist

27 November 2015 4:19 PM

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The Naked Scientist

30 December 2016 1:09 PM

The Naked Scientist Dr Chris Smith speaks to Karima Brown about the year’s biggest breakthroughs in science, and what will be big in science in 2017.

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Treatments for Marfan Syndrome and other arterial diseases

2 December 2016 12:41 PM

Crispin Sonn, spoke to the Naked Scientist about treatments for Marfan Syndrome and other arterial diseases. They also took science related questions from listeners.

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Friday stand-in Frank Magwegwe the Naked Scientist

25 November 2016 2:54 PM

The Naked Scientist tells us about new research to eliminate sleeping sickness.

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The Super Moon

18 November 2016 2:24 PM

Friday stand in Gil Oved had a chat with the Naked Scientist Dr Chris Smith about the Super m=Moon that appeared this week.

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New HIV vaccine

11 November 2016 3:22 PM

This week the Friday Stand-In, Nomfundo Walaza, spoke to the Naked Scientist – Dr Chris Smith. Chris shared some interesting research about how a new vaccine controls HIV activity in monkeys. Some of the interesting listener questions included the chemical makeup of egg yolk and the scientific advancements in the treatement of tinnitus.

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Bionic plants

4 November 2016 3:07 PM

The Naked Scientist spoke to Maps about bionic plants that can detect explosives , Maps then opened the lines for callers to ask science related questions.

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First fossilised brain from a dinosaur

28 October 2016 12:55 PM

The first example of a fossilised dinosaur brain has been discovered in a pebble picked up on a UK beach. Millions of years ago the region of the south coast of England called Bexhill would have been a seasonal wetland prone to forest fires and home to large herbivorous dinosaurs like iguanodons.

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Growing your own cartilage

21 October 2016 1:16 PM

Naked Scientist Chris Smith spoke to Redi about Swiss doctors that have announced this week that it will soon become possible for patients with knee injuries to be treated using cartilage grown from their own noses.

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Gene editing

14 October 2016 2:43 PM

The Naked Scientist spoke to Rich about the  fact that the University of California has developed a new treatment, a gene editing system with the potential to cure the inherited blood disorder sickle cell anaemia.

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Science Nobel prize winners

7 October 2016 12:36 PM

The Naked Scientist Dr Chris Smith  spoke to Lebo  about the Science Nobel prize winners then   we opened the line for science related questions

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