Curiosity Daily Podcast: Memory’s Role in Social Anxiety, The First Synthetic Self-Replicating Genome, and Penguins Can Call Underwater
Learn about new research into how social anxiety works in the brain; how scientists developed the first synthetic self-replicating genome; and the adorable sounds penguins make underwater.
March 25, 2020
Episode Show Notes:
It's harder for people with social anxiety to remember encounters that ended positively by Kelsey Donk
- Dolan, E. W. (2020, February 13). Social anxiety is linked to impaired memory for positive social events. PsyPost; PsyPost. https://www.psypost.org/2020/02/social-anxiety-is-linked-to-impaired-memory-for-positive-social-events-55685
- Social anxiety is associated with impaired memory for imagined social events with positive outcomes. (2019). Cognition and Emotion. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02699931.2019.1675596
Scientists just created the first synthetic self-replicating genome by Cameron Duke
- Ball, P. (2006). Smallest genome clocks in at 182 genes. Nature, news061009–10. https://www.nature.com/articles/news061009-10
- El Karoui, M., Hoyos-Flight, M., & Fletcher, L. (2019). Future Trends in Synthetic Biology—A Report. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2019.00175
- Gao, Q. Q., & McNally, E. M. (2015). The Dystrophin Complex: Structure, Function, and Implications for Therapy. Comprehensive Physiology, 1223–1239. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cphy.c140048
Libicher, K., Hornberger, R., Heymann, M., & Mutschler, H. (2020). In vitro self-replication and multicistronic expression of large synthetic genomes. Nature Communications, 11(1), 1–8. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-14694-2
- Reproductive genome from the laboratory. (2020, February 17). Www.Mpg.De. https://www.mpg.de/14473280/reproductive-genome-from-the-lab
Penguins can call underwater by Steffie Drucker
- Hakai Magazine. (2020). Penguins Call Underwater | Hakai Magazine. Hakai Magazine; Hakai Magazine. https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/penguins-call-underwater/
- Thiebault, A., Charrier, I., Aubin, T., Green, D. B., & Pistorius, P. A. (2019). First evidence of underwater vocalisations in hunting penguins. PeerJ, 7, e8240. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8240
- Aubin, T., Jouventin, P., & Hildebrand, C. (2000). Penguins use the two–voice system to recognize each other. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 267(1448), 1081–1087. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2000.1112
- Emperor Penguin | National Geographic. (2011, June 10). Nationalgeographic.Com. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/e/emperor-penguin/
Fun videos from Chicago’s Museum Campus:
- Penguins explore the Shedd Aquarium https://twitter.com/shedd_aquarium/status/1239661654629023747
- Chicago Tribune coverage https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-ent-shedd-penguins-field-trip-20200315-bpo4v5cwwnggzjp5ghccme3ray-story.html
- Adler Planetarium’s response https://twitter.com/AdlerPlanet/status/1240658129525919747
- Field Museum’s response https://twitter.com/FieldMuseum/status/1240286876415799296
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