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A brand new Science Podcast coming out of The CDT in Smart Medical Imaging at King's and Imperial Colleges, London. This podcast is all about the roles of radiochemistry, radiobiology, computer science and engineering in the ongoing battle against disease. This podcast starts out by introducing the fundamental concepts of radiation and will explore the other disciplines in future episodes. Join us on our exploration of the frontier of medical science!
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In this Episode James and Aidan share a couple of Christmassy facts that we hope will get you through until the new year. This episode was recorded prior to the Tier 4 restrictions being implemented across some of the UK so we hope that you're able to have as good of a festive period as can be.Keep your eyes peeled for the great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter on 21st December 2020 (tonight!). Send us any pictures you manage to get and we'll share them on our social media pages:Instagram: @radionuclear.podTwitter: @rad_podFacebook: RadioNuclear PodcastEmail: radionuclear.pod@gmail.com
In this episode, the first with two hosts, Aidan Michaels and James Waldron, we talk about all things viruses and vaccines. With recent developments in the fight against the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) pandemic we felt it important to discuss this virus and how the new mRNA vaccines work. If you've been wondering how all this science works and what the future holds now that we have approved vaccines for COVID-19 then give this episode a listen.  Any further questions to what got answered in this episode can be addressed in future episodes, simply send us your question to any one of our inboxes:Twitter: @rad_podInstagram: @radionuclear.podFacebook: RadioNuclear PodcastEmail: radionuclear.pod@gmail.com
In this episode we are joined by Inês Costa, a PhD student of Dr Sam Terry's (last episode's guest). We discuss her research into Auger electrons and their potential as powerful tools in the radiotherapy of cancer. We also delve into what life is like as a PhD student, both the highs and lows along with the benefits that come with living and studying in London. Be sure to check out Inês' instagram page: @radiation_hotstuff where she will be sharing news from inside the Department of Imaging Chemistry and Biology at King's College London. Remember to send in what you want to hear about next. Our inboxes are always open:Email: radionuclear.pod@gmail.comInstagram: @radionuclear.podTwitter: @rad_podFacebook: RadioNuclear Podcast
In this episode we are joined by lecturer in radiobiology at King's College London, Dr Samantha Terry. We discuss Dr Terry's research interests, the importance of science communication and we answer some of your questions on the topic of cancer. Go and check out the Banana Rap, a project that Dr Terry has worked on to help spread awareness of radiation being all around us. The rap is available online via the instagram account: @radiation_hotstuff which gives an insight to the work we are doing at the Department of Imaging Chemistry and Biology at King's College London.Alternatively, follow this link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEz62e8Bz-z/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheetFeel free to get in touch with us with any questions you have using our social media and email platforms:Facebook: RadioNuclear PodcastInstagram: @radionuclear.podTwitter: @rad_podE-mail: radionuclear.pod@gmail.com
In this episode we introduce the topic of cancer. Where the name comes from and how the disease can come to be. This is the first in a mini series about cancer with this episode serving as an introduction to discussions about the disease.We also highlight Dr Jane C Wright, the Giant of the Week who was a pioneering African American Physician who specialised in cancer research, treatment and chemotherapy development and administration. Go to our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages to see a photo of this fantastic scientist. Feel free to send in any questions you have about cancer or any other topic just as we have on this episode. Email: radionuclear.pod@gmail.comTwitter: @rad_podFacebook: RadioNuclear PodcastInstagram: @radionuclear.pod
In this episode we discuss the importance of clear and effective science communication in the modern era and how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the best and worst of how science is relayed to the public. Also covered in this episode is the effect that President Trump has had on the interpretation of information and selecting the truth. The importance of asking the right questions and having the right sources is greater now than ever. Our Giant of the week is Lewis Howard Latimer, inventor of the carbon filament for lightbulbs. Well done to those who got it right on our social media. Latimer should be credited with the modern lightbulb instead of Edison. Just another example of why we need to keep discussing the roles of black scientists and engineers in the development of modern society. Some brilliant Public Engagement from King's College and the Royal College of Art: artxscience.co.ukIf you want to join the conversation get in touch on our social media pages:Facebook: RadioNuclear Podcast (@RadioNuclearPod)Instagram: @radionuclear.podTwitter: @rad_podSend in your questions to us and we'll be happy to answer them as best we can. We hope you enjoy!
In this episode we cover neutron radiation, positron emission and electron capture and introduce the basics of the effects of radiation on our cells. We've answered some of your questions and have begun a new segment, "On the shoulders of Giants" where we talk about great figures from science history. This week we talk about George Washington Carver, an agricultural scientist and inventor who rapidly advanced farming and improved the lives of many Americans. Social Media: Twitter: @rad_podFacebook: RadioNuclear PodcastInstagram: @radionuclear.podEmai: radionuclear.pod@gmail.comTime stamps:Welcome message: 0:15Introduction: 1:30Neutron radiation: 2:25Positron Emission: 4:25Electron Capture: 6:50Shoulders of Giants: 9:10Effects of Radiation on cells: 14:35Radiotherapy: 17:00Fun fact about radiation: 19:40
The first episode of this brand new podcast coming out of King's College London is all about radioactivity: What it is, where it comes from, how it's used and how the media represents it. This series of podcasts is starting off with an introduction to the principles of nuclear imaging sciences (PET and SPECT) and radiotherapy. Let us know what you'd like to hear about in future episodes!Contact us at: radionuclear.pod@gmail.com or on Twitter @bmeis_podThanks to Josh, Jacob, Jake and Ollie for their questions. Keep them coming in, we'll do our best to answer them. Please leave us a rating to let us know how we're doing. Happy listening! Speak to you in the next episode. 
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