December 10th, 2012
Episode 235 of 420 episodes
News in science: Safe sex and nano-technology - scientists have created a new dissolvable contraception made from a thin film of nano particles. Scientists have found by using thermal imaging "truth or lies" can be detected by the temperature of your nose & a muscle near your eye. Platelets live inside your red blood cells and make protein that is able to help kill malaria. Scientists have found a gene that controls the function and formation of red blood cell. To read more about the 'Pinocchio effect' visit http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121203081834.htm…To read more about 'Platelet protein key to fighting malaria' visit http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/12/07/3649589.htm… 1st Story Dr Caroline Lee talks about how tumours attaching to lymph nodes are the fist signs of the spread of cancer and how stress increases the distribution. Scientists are looking at beta blockers to slow down and prevent the increased spreading of breast cancer due to stress. 2nd Story Gut Microbes Antibiotics have made a huge global difference. Research has linked antibiotics to obesity - suggesting early life exposure to antibiotics increases your chances to becoming obese. Children who were exposed to antibiotics at an early age showed they had a 22% chance to being overweight at age 3. 6 months after birth the association between antibiotics and obesity begins to break down. Antibiotics seem to be having a huge effect on communities. Bacteria can apparently help you become slim - studies in mice show that microbes in your gut can have an effect on your diet outcome. Fecal transplantation and more. To read more about the link between antibiotics and obesity visit http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/08/22/3573468.htm… 3rd Story 3D printing - Layer upon layer is printed to create a 3D object. Titanium printing - using the same idea as 3D printing, titanium powder is used to create objects e.g hip rotator cuff for a hip replacement. To read more about 3D and Titanium printing visit http://chriskp.squarespace.com/the-science-of-stuff/?SSScrollPosition=0… T. o read more about 3D and Titanium printing visit http://chriskp.squarespace.com/the-science-of-stuff/?SSScrollPosition=0…
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