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Podcast Extra: The search for a rare disease treatment

From Nature Podcast - Nick Sireau's sons have a rare genetic disease called alkaptonuria, which can lead to body tissues becoming brittle, causing life long health issues. In this Podcast Extra, Geoff Marsh speaks to Nick and to the physician Dr Lakshminarayan Ranganath about their search for a treatment for alkaptonuria.


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Podcast Extra: The search for a rare disease treatment
2019-01-11 09:15:30
Nick Sireau's sons have a rare genetic disease called alkaptonuria, which can lead to body tissues becoming brittle, causing life long health issues. In this Podcast Extra, Geoff Marsh speaks to Nick and to the physician Dr Lakshminarayan Ranganath about their search for a treatment for alkaptonuria.
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17 January 2019: RNA splicing in yeast, and a walking fossil
2019-01-16 10:01:40
This week, investigating introns' roles, and reanimating a fossil.


Podcast Extra: The search for a rare disease treatment
2019-01-11 09:15:30
Nick Sireau's sons have a rare genetic disease called alkaptonuria, which can lead to body tissues becoming brittle, causing life long health issues. In this Podcast Extra, Geoff Marsh speaks to Nick and to the physician Dr Lakshminarayan Ranganath about their search for a treatment for alkaptonuria.


10 January 2019: Fast Radio Bursts and new year future gazing
2019-01-09 10:01:37
This week, detecting intergalactic radio bursts, and seeing what's in store for science in 2019.


26 December 2018: Our reporters' top picks of 2018
2018-12-26 10:00:00
In this special round-up episode of the Nature Podcast, a few of our regular reporters choose their favourite podcast piece of 2018, and explain why they enjoyed making it. 


20 December: Quantum physics adds a twist, and festive fun
2018-12-19 10:01:04
The Nature Podcast's 2018 end of year special, including songs, books, our annual quiz, and more!


20 December 2018: Quantum physics adds a twist, and festive fun
2018-12-19 10:01:04
The Nature Podcast's 2018 end of year special, including songs, books, our annual quiz, and more!


Podcast Extra: Evidence of a 'transmissible' Alzheimer's protein
2018-12-13 08:10:23
New research suggests that a key protein involved in the neurodegenerative disease can be transferred between brains.


13 December 2018: The art of performing science, and chiral chemistry
2018-12-12 10:00:25
This week, 'performing' experiments, and making mirrored molecules.


06 December 2018: Heart xenotransplants and phage fighting
2018-12-05 10:01:13
This week, improving heart xenotransplants and soil bacteria versus phages.


29 November 2018: Atomic clock accuracy and wind farm worries
2018-11-28 10:01:47
This week, measuring gravity's strength with clocks, and worries over wind farms' wakes.


22 November 2018: An ion-drive aeroplane, and DNA rearrangement.
2018-11-21 10:01:25
This week, a solid-state plane engine with no moving parts, and 'mosaicism' in brain cells.


15 November 2018: Barnard's Star, and clinical trials
2018-11-14 10:01:06
This week, evidence of a nearby exoplanet, and clinical trials in a social media world.


08 November 2018: Designer cells, and a Breakthrough researcher
2018-11-07 10:01:21
This week, building a cell from the bottom up, and a Breakthough Prize winner


01 November 2018: Mood forecasting technology, and where are the WIMPs?
2018-10-31 11:02:28
This week, the role that mood forecasting technology may play in suicide prevention, and a 'crisis' in dark matter research.


01 November 2018: Mood forecasting technology, and where are the WIMPS?
2018-10-31 11:02:28
This week, the role that mood forecasting technology may play in suicide prevention, and a 'crisis' in dark matter research.


18 October 2018: Cannabis horticulture and the Sun's place in history
2018-10-17 10:00:59
This week, how science can help Canadian cannabis growers and a potted history of the Sun.


11 October 2018: The life of a new Nobel laureate and organised ants
2018-10-10 10:00:00
This week, what life is like when you've just won a Nobel prize, and how a vestigial organ helps ants get organised.


04 October 2018: Latent HIV, bird personalities and the Hyabusa2 mission
2018-10-03 10:38:10
This week, targeting latent HIV, the breeding behaviour of bold birds, and an update on a near-Earth asteroid mission.


27 September 2018: A wearable biosensor and a mechanical metamaterial.
2018-09-26 10:00:00
This week, an ultra-thin, wearable biosensor and a multi-shape, mechanical metamaterial.


20 September 2018: Negative emissions and swarms under strain
2018-09-19 10:00:00
This week, the ethics of sucking carbon-dioxide out the atmosphere and bee swarms under strain.


13 September 2018: The oldest drawing and the energy of data
2018-09-12 10:00:00
This week, the oldest drawing ever found, and the hidden energy costs of data.


6 September 2018: Space junk, and a physicist's perspective on life
2018-09-05 10:00:00
This week, keeping an eye on space junk, and how a physicist changed our understanding of life.


30 August 2018: Gravity's big G and the evolution of babies
2018-08-29 10:00:00
This week, an early mammal relative's babies, and new attempts to pin down the strength of gravity.


Backchat August 2018: Audio reporting, audience feedback, and Brexit
2018-08-24 07:00:00
In this month's roundtable, audio vs print reporting, returning to Brexit, and finding out about our audience.


23 August 2018: Quantum computers and labour division in ants
2018-08-22 10:00:27
This week, colony size and labour division in ants, and simulating a quantum system on a quantum computer.


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