SoT 205: Excited About Herpes!

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Jo Benhamu.

Listen to this episode: (27:31)

The World Health Organisation has officially classified processed meat as “carcinogenic”, and red meat as “probably carcinogenic”. However, this doesn’t really tell you anything about the level of risk associated with meat. You’re probably fine.

Electric eels can deliver a strong shock, but they can deliver twice the shock by curling around and trapping their victim between head and tail.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an impressive new kind of treatment to help combat skin cancer: herpes. That’s right, herpes.

Jo Benhamu is a clinical trials coordinator in radiation oncology.