Featuring in-depth conversations that explore cutting edge research and analysis from the University of Liverpool, each episode features our academic experts discussing research in their specialist field.

This podcast series, produced in collaboration with the University of Liverpool online, provides a quick route to insider knowledge on new trends and upcoming key issues.


Episode 4: Dr Suzi Gage on ‘Say Why to drugs’

April 12, 2017

Suzi Gage, co-host of the podcast ‘Say Why to Drugs’, is taking the ‘Just Say No’ motto and turning it on its head. The podcast is an evidence driven, deep dive into everything we know, and still don’t know, about specific recreational drugs. Every two weeks she and her co-host, the UK rapper Scroobius Pip focus on a different drug.

At the beginning of this year, Suzi Gage won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Early career award for public engagement with science.

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Episode 3: Nano-medicine shrinks the cost of HIV treatment

April 12, 2017

Steve Rannard and Andrew Owen are using nano-technology to make HIV medicine more effective and less expensive. Nanomedicine builds tiny particles of medication designed to drive the drug into the bloodstream more effectively.

Less medicine means lower costs for treatment, which could greatly increase the number of HIV patients that can receive therapy in low to middle income countries.

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Episode 2: Liverpool, Cradle of the Beatles

March 27, 2017

Dr Mike Jones traces the City of Liverpool’s complex relationship with The Beatles. It may seem difficult to believe today, but the city was not always so warm in its embrace of four of its most famous sons.

A fascinating story that has its origins in the dramatic social, political and economic changes of the past century.

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Professor Chris Probert

Episode 1: Follow Your Nose

March 6, 2017

Chris Probert leads a team that’s invented a machine that can reliably detect the early stages of cancer in a patient with nothing more than a sniff of small sample.

For some cancers this has the potential to dramatically simplify the detection of tumours. It offers an alternative test that is not only much more comfortable for patients but also potentially much more accurate.

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