A couple of months ago we met up with Fossil Collective before their Manchester show where we discussed touring, recording and witnessed them getting booked for South by South West (maybe). They even played a couple of songs for us. Check it out below.
Prof. Charles Streuli and Dr. Nasreen Akhtar from the FLS and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Matrix have discovered how cells from the breast know which way up (also known as "polarity") they need to be in order to function properly and form healthy tissues. When these cells lose their polarity, they stop aligning themselves in the correct way, forming a disorganised tissue that resembles the early stages of breast cancer. Their discovery can therefore help us to understand, prevent and fight the disease.
In this episode we talk about computers and brains and how one can affect our understanding of the other. Tom Sharp, from the University of Manchester, is a computer scientist working in the SpiNNaker group where he's building a massive super computer which should be able to simulate large networks of neurons. Matteo Farinella, from UCL, has a background in biology, but he's now making computer simulations of how single neurons from the cortex of the brain integrate and compute large amounts of information in just a few milliseconds.
Marissa is back after being ill and Rob Corrin joins us to talk about brussel sprouts and talk about his 'Jazz influenced dubstep duo' band, Autonomous! We also played the capital quiz and the epic 'Quiz to end all quizzes'!