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Podcast: Antarctica, giant cells and the Dyson School


Professor Martin Siegert discusses the risk of Antarctic ice melting in our latest podcast.

Also in the programme, we hear about Imperial’s partnership with Dyson to launch a school of design engineering, and how giant cells can contribute to bone diseases

The podcast is presented by Gareth Mitchell, a lecturer on Imperial's Science Communication MSc course and the presenter of Click Radio on the BBC World Service, with contributions from our roaming reporters from the Research Communications group.

Download the complete podcast (mp3)


News: Old brains and the Imperial festival – A new study on how head injuries may accelerate ageing in the brain, and a look ahead at our big event on 9-10 May.

Bone-eating giants – Immune cells can fuse together to form giant cells with many nuclei. Dr Jacques Behmoaras is investigating why this happens and how these cells are involved in osteoporosis.

Ocean water melting Antarctic ice sheet - Professor Martin Siegert talks about the recent findings from his survey of Totten Glacier in East Antarctica, and working as a scientific explorer.

Dyson to open design engineering school Professor Peter Childs on Imperial’s new partnership with Dyson and his hopes for students to launch businesses.


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