Radio Plus has been pleased to be working with Blue Coat CofE School, Coventry (http://www.bluecoatschool.com) and researchers from the University of Warwick (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk) to compile a series of features on aspects of physiology that affect us all.
After an initial training day, the sixth formers took over the corner of one University department to meet leading researchers in the areas of Diabetes, Obesity and Parkinson’s.
Adair said, "We wanted to bring everyday science to everyday people. The pupils did an excellent job of allowing the listeners in our region to access the cutting edge research being conducted on our doorstep at Warwick – and opening up physiology to the wider public.”
Radio Plus Station manager Tim Coleman added, "This collaboration between local scientists, schools and Radio Plus is exactly the kind of thing we want to achieve with our station. We want to highlight the many good news stories in our community such as these. The features strike the right balance between being informative, relevant and thought-provoking.”
To hear the features, go to the Radio Plus Soundcloud stream and the Physiology Bites Group:
These features were funded by the Physiological Society and you can read more about their activities, as well as the websites of the researchers interviewed below.
http://www.physoc.org - The Physiological Society
http://www.dalelab.org.uk/tanycyte.html - Heather Benford & Matei Bolborea