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Podcast: The 106-year-old doctor, parent scientists and hearing aid games

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In this edition: An immunologist who worked with Alexander Fleming reaches 106, mums put their breast milk to the test and hearing aids get gamified.

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An image of an iPhone with the Entale appThe Imperial College Podcast is now also available on the brand new visual podcast app, Entale.

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Listen to individual chapters:

News: The lorry park of England and puberty BMI link – Will Kent, the garden of England, become a lorry park if Brexit lengthens border checks? We find out, as well as a link between early puberty and higher BMI for girls.

The Parenting Science Gang – More than 100 mothers donated their breast milk in a study collaborating from the Department of Surgery and Cancer. The Parenting Science Gang come up with their own research projects – including this one on the content of milk given to children up to and beyond two years old.

The 106-year-old doctor – Bill Frankland celebrated his 106th birthday on 19 March, but still sees patients. He is an expert in allergies, who introduced the world to the pollen count and worked with Alexander Fleming, Roger Bannister and Ernst Chain.

Tune in to hearing aids 3D Tune-In is an EU project to help those with hearing issues understand the latest tech for their hearing aids, and helping those without problems understand those who do, through immersive games and virtual reality.

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.


Reporters

Hayley Dunning

Hayley Dunning
Communications and Public Affairs

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 2412
Email: h.dunning@imperial.ac.uk

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Gareth Mitchell

Gareth Mitchell
School of Professional Development

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8766
Email: g.mitchell@imperial.ac.uk

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