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April 13, 2007

Cholesterol busting statins and blood pressure

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=cholesterol.mp3

Professor Franco Cappuccio from Warwick Medical School talks about his recent research into the effects of cholesterol busting statins on blood pressure.

Length: 27 minutes

Summary:
What is cholesterol
Good and bad cholesterol
Dangers of high cholesterol
How can we fight it
What is a statin and how are they given to patients
Are cholesterol levels and high blood pressure often related
Why do statins reduce blood pressure
Quantify effects of statins compared with antihypertensive drugs
Are there any risks with statins
Have you any plans for future studies
Success of statins and antihypertensives as treatments


April 04, 2007

Warwick students to power space satellite

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=students_power_satellites.mp3

Bill Crofts and student, Kennith Leong, talk about the project they are involved in to design and build power supply systems for a moon orbiting satellite planned for launch by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2011.

Length: 26 minutes

Summary:

Background about the European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) mission proposed by the Student Space Exploration & Technology Initiative (SSETI)
What Warwick students are working on
Technology involved
Challenges that have been faced
Sponsorship and taking equipment into live space missions
Timescales involved in this project and propulsion methods
Warwick students’ involvement in the future
The purpose of the satellite’s mission
The American satellite, ASMO and NASA’s interest
What will happen to the satellite after its mission
What the students gain from the project and its aims
Kennith’s view on the student experience
Future engineering projects
Space exploration, what’s next
Brief overview and summary of the opportunities this project offers to students


March 23, 2007

Metal–containing molecules and DNA

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=metalomolecules_and_dna.mp3

PhD student, Adair Richards, and Professor Alison Rodger from the Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells Doctoral Training Centre (MOAC) talk about their work and recent article about binding metal-containing molecules to DNA.

Length: 20 minutes

Summary:

Introduction to MOAC
What is DNA
How do you make metalomolecules interact with DNA
What are you aiming to achieve
Talk about your current research
Will your methods help to reduce resistance to drugs
What was your article about
Any key areas that this will affect, in medicine
How long before your techniques are developed into mainstream applications
What are the risks involved
Can we do anything on a practical level to fight drug resistance
Is this a costly process
Summary of the work on DNA in MOAC


February 22, 2007

Perceptions of body image

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=body_image.mp3

Karen Throsby from The University of Warwick’s Sociology Department talks about the relationships between gender and body image as well as cosmetic and weight loss surgery in the light of the recent Radio 1 survey on the topic.

Length: 18 minutes

Summary:
Do you think the results of Radio 1’s survey were surprising
Why is there confusion over how people should perceive their own bodies
What reasons are there for the recent focus on weight, in particular
Who is driving this focus
Increasingly, men are becoming conerned about their bodies
The psychological and physical motivators behind different types of surgery
Acceptance of cosmetic surgery, differences between that and weight loss surgery
Commercial factors influencing surgery
How can we help people to be more comfortable with body image and appearance


February 08, 2007

Religion and public office

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=religion.mp3

Professor Roger Trigg talks about the relationship between faith, religion and public office. Should we make a clear distintion between public office and private belief?

Summary:

Should faith be privatised
Why do we struggle to discuss this
Does removing faith leave a moral or ethical vacuum
Can we reconcile tradition and pluralism in society
Does the status of the Church of England weaken the status of other religions
Should we have a register of philosophical interests
Should faith be more vocal on key issues
Does not listening to religious opinion force people into extremism
Do we have a fear of theocratic states
Is this a case of absolutism vs relativism
Is our democracy founded on the authority of God or the People
Can we have a separation between public service and private faith


February 01, 2007

Green Chemistry

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=green_chemistry.mp3

Professor James Clark from The University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence talks about sustainable chemistry, current areas of research and how it impacts on our day to day lives and the environment.

Length: 26 minutes

Summary:

What is Green Chemistry, what does the Centre do
What are Green Chemistry’s goals
Give some examples of Green Chemistry already out there
Current areas of research at the Centre
New types of fuels
Mainstream uptake of these technologies
Further examples relevant to the general public
What targets should we aim to achieve with Green Chemistry
Most significant area of environmental concern that will be addressed by Green Chemistry
Should we be looking at other ‘Green’ sciences
Is the popularity or economics an issue for Green Chemistry
How will you get the message across to people


December 22, 2006

Metal ring round white dwarf solves missing planets puzzle

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=white_dwarf.mp3

Dr Boris Gänsicke and Professor Tom Marsh from The University of Warwick’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Group within the Department of Physics talk about their recent discovery of a metal rich gas disc around a white dwarf in the Virgo constellation.

Length: 16 minutes

Summary:
What does the Astronomy and Astrophysics group do
Recent discovery of a metal rich gas disc around a white dwarf in the Virgo constellation
How does this relate to an apparent lack of planets around white dwarfs
How white dwarfs are formed
The planet that caused the disruption of the asteroid
The Earth’s fate in 5 to 8 billion years
Implications of the discovery for our own Solar System
Why is the system so rare
Does this have any bearing on the question of life on other planets
Next stage of the white dwarf’s life
Further research on the star
What will happen to the metal rich disc


December 08, 2006

Producing antibodies in plants

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=antibody_production.mp3

Dr. Lorenzo Frigerio from Warwick’s Biological Sciences Department talks about the Wellcome Trust Translation Award he has received to enable him to validate his lab based work on increased yield of antibody production within plant cells using complete plants in order to show industrial scale manufacture is possible.

Length: 19 minutes

Summary:

Background on antibody production in plants
Wellcome Trust Translation Award to validate work in complete plants
How will these antibodies be used, what benefits are offered
Who will be treated and how
When will this enter the market
Will this be costly (privately available or NHS)
Risks to health or the environment
Other areas of medicine the techniques might be applied to


November 20, 2006

Carbon trading

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=carbon_trading.mp3

Dr Andrew Sentance from the Centre for Globalisation and Regeneration talks about carbon trading, how it works, how it affects us and the potential benefits.

Length: 14 minutes

How carbon trading works
Should global warming be left up to the market
Is carbon trading understood by the public, does it have enough exposure
What if China and the United States don’t get involved
Will carbon trading deliver results quickly enough
Does the scheme favour rich countries over poorer ones
Have there been any studies to see if it encourages a reduction in emissions
What will happen if we do not implement a carbon trading scheme


November 14, 2006

Nanotechnology in medicine

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=nanotechnology.mp3

Professor David Smith from The University of York talks about nanotechnology and its application to modern medicine. Topics covered include delivery of cancer drugs, tissue engineering and gene therapy.

Length: 25 minutes

What is nanotechnology
Most significant impact of nanotechnology on modern medicine
Developments that are currently available
Drug delivery with the aid of nanotechnology
Developments that will be available in the future
Risks to health
Risks to the environment
Professor David Smith’s key areas of research
A typical day in the laboratory
When to treat patients using these techniques
Any ethical issues that may arise
Costs of these types of treatments


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