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The Mosaic Science Podcast - audio documentaries and audio versions of our weekly longread. Mosaic is a digital magazine that publishes compelling stories exploring the science of life. Produced by the Wellcome Trust. More at mosaicscience.com.
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Now displaying: March, 2015
Mar 30, 2015

How do you tell someone that they’re seriously ill, or even dying? Chrissie Giles explores how doctors learn and how they deal with the stress and trauma, for both their patients and themselves.

 

Written and read by Chrissie Giles

Produced by Barry J Gibb

 

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If you liked this story, we recommend Atul Gawande in conversation. Chrissie Giles interviews the best-selling author and surgeon about end-of-life care, writing and how doctors can be better communicators. Watch the 10min video or downloadable extended audio interview.

Mar 23, 2015

When Kim Goodsell discovered that she had two extremely rare genetic diseases, she taught herself genetics to help find out why.

Written by Ed Yong
Read by Segun Akingbola
Produced by Barry J Gibb

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If you liked this story, we recommend How malaria defeats our drugs, Ed Yong's report from the Thai-Myanmar border, one of the last bastions in the fight agains malaria drug resistance. 

Mar 16, 2015

Healthcare in Australia’s Aboriginal communities is hindered by a long history of racial discord between very different cultures. Georgina Kenyon discovers the story of one young woman who died in the 1980s, and asks whether anything has changed since.

 

Written by Georgina Kenyon

Read by Pip Mayo

Produced by Barry J Gibb

 

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If you liked this story, we recommend Georgina Kenyon's short accompanying article about the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Blood Speaks, Rose George's tale of menstrual taboo in Nepal and Bangladesh. 

 

 

Mar 9, 2015

Thousands remain trapped between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them. 

 

Written by Roger Highfield
Read by Segun Akingbola
Produced by Barry J Gibb

 

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If you liked this story, we recommend Proof of life and A measure of conciousness, two accompanying aricles to this story by Roger Highfield.

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