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Podcast: Brain buzzing, cave exploring and young scientists on the world stage

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In this edition: using electricity to slow dementia, on expedition with the caving club, and Imperial scientists head to the World Economic Forum.

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

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News: final farewell and statin studies – We follow the Cassini spacecraft in its final moments and discuss the largest-ever study of statin use, which reveals they really do cut deaths.

Buzzing the brain – We talk to an Imperial research who believes using electricity to stimulate the brain could slow the progress of dementia and Alzheimer's.

On expedition with the caving club – Journey deep into a Slovenian mountain with the Imperial College Caving Club, squeezing through narrow passages and discovering new caverns. You can also listen to the extended version.

Scientists on the world stage – We meet Imperial participants in the World Economic Forum's Young Scientists community, preparing to share their research with world leaders and the general public.

All caving images by Rhys Tyers.


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Gareth Mitchell

Gareth Mitchell
Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8766

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Hayley Dunning

Hayley Dunning
Communications Division

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 2412

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