Exploring the Solar System

Exploring the Solar System

Dominic Ford reports from the European Planetary Science Congress, where he heard about the latest misisons to Mars and the Moon. Lewis Dartnell explains how the ExoMars mission, due to land on Mars in 2018, will go about looking for signs of lifeforms that may have died out billions of years ago. Dina Pasini discusses her more speculative ideas about how the life we see on Earth could have started on Mars. And Bernard Foing and Jessica Barnes discuss what we’re still learning about the Moon. Plus, we have more answers to your space science questions.

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Genes and genealogy – Naked Genetics 13.09.14

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Who do you think you are? And is the answer in your genes? This month we’re delving into genes and genealogy. Plus, putting an end to genetic determinism, and an ancient Egyptian gene of the month.

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  • Normal (left) versus cancerous (right) mammography image. (c) National Cancer Institute

    16:12 – Stress and cancer link?

    Researchers in the US have taken a step forward in understanding how the body’s response to stress might be linked to the spread of cancer.

  • Huntington's Disease (c) Dr Frank Gaillard, radiopaedia

    17:05 – Hope for Huntington’s Disease

    Researchers at the University of Leicester have made a discovery that could lead towards a new hope for fighting Huntington’s disease.

  • Cytomatrix_with_stem_cells_growing (c)

    26:08 – Is there any relationship between stem cells and cancer?


    I am doing my EPQ about show stem cells are related to cancer

    I would like to know if
    stem cells are a reason for cancer to accrue?

    can stem cells cure cancer?

    what are the latest researches to this subject?

    If you can help me with anything i’ll be gratefu…

  • Mark Antony and Cleopatra (c) Andreas Praefcke

    28:38 – Gene of the month – Cleopatra

    And finally, our gene of the month is Cleopatra, named after the legendary Egyptian queen, who was said to have committed suicide by snake.

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