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Sex Changes for Oxygen and Nanotech Cancer Research

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Learn about some fish that actually change their sex in water that's not to their liking, and hear from a researcher who uses tiny nanoparticles to detect cancer in its earliest stages.

DNA-Filled JELLO as a Cancer Therapy

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This week we'll talk to a researcher who's developing a novel cancer treatment that uses DNA encased in gelatin.

Water: To Drink and To Store

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This week's episode focuses on the importance of water. We will hear new research on how to filter and purify drinking water. We will also learn how phytoplankton in our oceans can remove and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Stopping Cancer with Nanoparticles | Antibacterial Honey

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This week we will hear about two potential new ways to fight disease. First, nanoparticles may be used with traditional chemotherapeutics to selectively target and kill cancer cells. Also, honey is not just for eating but may be used to kill many types of bacteria.

Two Sides of the Same Nanoparticle | Tasmanian Tiger Genome

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This week we will discuss potential health benefits and environmental concerns of nanoparticles. We will also find out about the implications of studying the genetics of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger.

A Nano-Sized Solution for Getting Rid of Salt | Exploring an Underwater Unknown

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On this episode, we'll learn how nanoparticles could lead to inexpensive and safe fresh water supplies, and we'll hear about an expedition to an unexplored spot right here on Earth.

Storing Hydrogen in Nanotubes | Talking to a Computer for Better Health

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Today we'll learn about using carbon nanotubes to store hydrogen in a car's gas tank, and hear from a scientist who is designing computer helpers you can talk to.

Nano-Magnetic Sponges for Art Restoration

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On this episode, we'll hear how nano-magnetic sponges are being used to clean precious artwork.

Nanotech "Future Phone" | Stem Cells Cure Diabetes in Mice

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This week, we'll talk about art as an inspiration for nanotechnology, and learn how scientists are using stem cells to cure diabetes in mice.

QSTORM: Looking Inside Nerve Cells

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Our nerve cells contain thread-like molecular-scale transport systems that ferry essential materials from cell bodies to the tips of their axons and back. Diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's seem to be associated with traffic jams on these sub-cellular highways. Hear how Carnegie Mellon researcher Ge Yang and the QSTORM biological imaging team are working to achieve super-resolution views of traffic flow beyond the traditional limits of microscopy.