Level Up Human S2E8 - Uber Ovaries

Released Wednesday, 11th March 2020
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Simon and Rachel are souping up Homo sapiens once again, live at the Barbican Centre with guest experts: reproductive physiologist Kim Jonas, and cardio-vascular pharmacologist, Michael Preedy. This episode was created with the support of the Physiological Society and the Biochemical Society.

Episode summary

We discuss the weirdest reproductive physiology on the planet, hypersexuality and how stem cells can now be reprogrammed into a new type of cell. In our news section, Rach explains why putting ice on a sprain may not longer be best practice.

Next: pitches from our guest experts, the studio audience and Mother Nature herself.

Michael wants lightening breath. Kim wants improved longevity for ovaries.

The audience want a cure for FOMO and a projector for thoughts. Simon pitches the collagen scales of the Amazonian fish, Arapaima gigas.

Which will make it onto the shortlist? Which pitch will win? Listen, and find out.

Mentioned this episode

Sensing north: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/06…

The Sims: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sims

Arapaima gigas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arapaima_gigas

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