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The Naked Scientists Podcast

Dr Chris Smith

Education, Higher Education, Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Technology, Tech News

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The Naked Scientists flagship science show, includes the latest science news, interviews with top scientists, hands-on science experiments and answers to your science questions.

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Superbugs - MRSA and C. diff

September 22nd, 2008

Episode 135 of 1104 episodes

Superbugs and hospital acquired infections go under the microscope on this weeks Naked Scientists. We find out why Clostridium difficile has become such a problem, how to keep bacteria away from surfaces and see if there's a vaccine for MRSA on the horizon. Plus, we discover where fat cells hide out, why fungi fire spores at amazing speeds and how plant sugars can make perfect petrol. And in Kitchen Science, Ben and Dave launch a liver-powered rocket!

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