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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


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 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


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