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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.
10 minutes, 52 seconds


REBROADCAST: Nature Pastcast March 1918
2019-03-15 08:16:08
This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we're rebroadcasting episodes from our Pastcast series, bringing to life key moments in the history of science. As the First World War draws to an end, astronomer Arthur Eddington sets out on a challenging mission: to prove Einstein's new theory of general relativity by measuring a total eclipse. The experiment became a defining example of how science should be done. This episode was first broadcast in March 2014.


14 March 2019: Ebola in DRC, a new HIV treatment, and the proposed US budget. 
2019-03-14 05:25:34
Instead of a regular edition of the Nature Podcast, this week we've got an extended News Chat between Benjamin Thompson and Amy Maxmen. They discuss the ongoing Ebola outbreak in DRC, an injectable treatment for HIV, and how the proposed US 2020 budget could affect science.


07 March 2019: Coastal carbon-sinks, mobile health, and Mileva Marić
2019-03-06 10:01:56
This week, wetlands' ability to store carbon, mobile health, and the story of Mileva Marić.


28 February 2019: Cuckoo parasitism, topological materials and cannabinoids in yeast.
2019-02-27 10:01:41
This week, the parenting strategies of a tropical cuckoo, increasing the number of topological materials, and growing cannabinoids in yeast.


21 February 2019: Mouse cell atlases and cataloguing viruses
2019-02-20 10:01:52
This week, mapping every cell in a mouse embryo and the benefits of cataloguing all the viruses on Earth.


14 February 2019: Atherosclerosis and disruptive science
2019-02-13 10:01:25
This week, the links between atherosclerosis and sleep-deprivation, and how team size affects research outputs.


07 February 2019: Massive chemical libraries, and CRISPR-CasX
2019-02-06 10:01:15
This week, virtual drug discovery, and a new addition to the CRISPR toolkit.


31 January 2019: Women of the periodic table, and harvesting energy from Wi-Fi
2019-01-30 10:01:11
This week, the female chemists who helped build the periodic table, and harnessing the extra energy in Wi-Fi signals.


24 January 2019: Economic downturns and black holes
2019-01-23 10:01:46
This week, the effects of recessions on public health, and simulating supermassive black holes.


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.


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