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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


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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