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Episode 26: UCSF versus Stanford! (With Carry The One Radio!)

Lisl, Trisha, Diego, and David are joined by the UCSF students from Carry The One Radio。 Team UCSF and team Stanford science-podcast-battle it out in the game categories Weakest Link, Team Real or Fake, and Google’s Optional (not a typo!)。 The group also discusses which scientists we’d like to interview and the story of the Shavenbaby。 (Not a shaven baby!)。

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Episode 25: A new way to Array

Lisl, Diego, Dave and guest host Dr. Mary Cavanagh speak with graduate students Jason Buenrostro and Lauren Chircus on building new technologies, RNA-protein interactions, and strawberry-rhubarb pies. Plus, we cover a newly discovered female penis and what really happens during conception (articles not related!).

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Episode 24: Jeopardy!

We’ll take Goggles Optional for 400 please. “What are we up to this week?” “What is Trisha, Nick, Diego, and Emily battle it out in Jeopardy, and discuss aging and functional genomics?” Correct! This week we highlight how we can light up worms to study aging, the amazing regenerating thymus, and why you might want to stay away from scissors when you’re hungry. Lastly, we bid farewell to our staff member with the most PhDs, Dr. Nick. The poop and sex jokes just won’t be the same without you!

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Episode 23: Pinky and the Brain

“Gee Goggles Optional, what are we going to do this week?” The same thing we do every week listeners, try to bring science to the world! Emily, Diego, Lisl, and David host a BRAIN themed episode! The group discuss two major brain mapping studies in mice (Pinky) and human (Brain)。 Want to see how brainy you are? Our game show features a round of “Guess the Real Brain Term。” Finally, lightsabers aside, we explore a cool way to move paralyzed muscle by firing light into the brain。

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Episode 22: The Cuckoo Ambassadors

Lisl, Trisha, Diego, and David welcome Dr. Joe Rodgers and converse on adult stem cells, muscle repair, working out, and fighting mountain lions. The group also explores how the parasitic cuckoo bird can actually benefit its host. Plus, Lisl rants about anemones, what caused The Great Dying, and we introduce a new type of game show question!