FT Science with Clive Cookson

In this week’s podcast: we talk to vice-president of the Association of Healthcare Journalists and science editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Karl Stark, about the state of health/science journalism in the US and in Europe and we hear from AAAS about new enzymes linked to a cancer-related muscle wasting disorder called cachexia.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Andrew Jack and Diana Garnham

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: We take an optimist’s tour into the future, with writer and comedian Mark Stevenson and Nadia Ramlagan from AAAS reports on why smoking can keep your weight down.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Diana Garnham

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: We talk to neuroscientist at King’s College London, Christoph Anacker about how anti-depressants stimulate new cell growth in the brain and Duncan Jarvies from the BMJ reports on the chronic health effects from lack of sleep.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Diana Garnham.

Produced by LJ Filotrani and Martin Stabe

 

In this week’s podcast: The sounds of science – we talk to composer Bill Dougherty about a piece of music composed for the Sound of Science day at the Science Museum called ‘In Time’; plus we hear from Nadia Ramlagan from AAAS about how the sense of smell may have stimulated brain evolution in our mammalian ancestors 200 million years ago.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Diana Garnham

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: We talk to the new executive director of the International Aids Society, Bertrand Audoin about his role and the agenda for the IAS in the coming months; we hear from the National Gallery about using science to detect fakes, study art history and help restore Old Master paintings; Duncan Jarvies from the BMJ reports on the practice of substantial equivalence, which allows manufacturers of medical devices to make tweaks to products without having to go through lengthy clinical trials.

Presented by Andrew Jack with Diana Garnham.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: We talk to David Clary, the first chief scientific adviser to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office about science and diplomacy and how the UK government finds out what is happening scientifically in other countries, and we hear from Professor Steven Bishop of University College London about an ambitious plan to computerise the social sciences and policy-making.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Andrew Jack and Diana Garnham.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: We talk to professor of cell biology at St George’s, University of London, Dorothy Bennett about her research into the mortality and immortality of cancer cells; we talk to a computer scientist from the University of Vermont, Josh Bongard, about his work enlisting evolution to help design robots; and, the British Medical Journal’s contribution this week from Duncan Jarvies is on the prevalence of arsenic in drinking water in many parts of the world, particularly Bangladesh.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Andrew Jack in Berlin.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: We hear about the latest discovery of dry ice on Mars and why the release of carbon dioxide has a cooling effect on the Martian climate; and, we talk to Jeremy Farrar, head of Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam about planning for emergencies.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Andrew Jack.

The AAAS contribution on the discovery of dry ice on Mars, is by Nadia Ramligan.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: We talk to mathematician Tony Crilly about the role of maths in science and whether it’s possible to determine a fair voting system by using a mathematical theory. We also talk about his latest book Big Questions: Mathematics.
The British Medical Journal contribution by Duncan Jarvies is on the development of an artificial pancreas which could make life much simpler for diabetics.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Diana Garnham.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s podcast: We celebrate space science on the 50th anniversary of the day Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space – we talk to guest John Zarnecki, one of Britain’s leading space scientists, inspired to become involved in space, after meeting Yuri as a school boy in north London. We also find out about the continuing battle against malaria with a report from Andrew Jack who has just returned from Senegal.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Andrew Jack and Diana Garnham.

Produced by LJ Filotrani