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Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Provides resources, strategies, and information on conduction research in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology.

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Marci Brandenburg
Taubman Health Sciences Library

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109


A new Basic Sciences Guide has been created, which includes information presented on this guide. The new guide can be found at Please update any relevant bookmarks to the new guide. This guide will be retired in the future.  Questions or feedback? Please email

Podcasts In The Sciences

Podcasts are audio or video files that one can download from the web; or more simply said, downloadable Internet radio shows or video programming. Although many people play them on portable devices, one can also simply listen to a podcast on their computer. There are thousands of podcasts that span a broad range of topics. In this post I will highlight a few podcast series that might be of interest to scholars in the sciences. Each of these podcasts is available for free on the websites, via RSS feeds, or in a podcast directory. Here are a few recommendations.

Nature Publishing Group produces a rich array of podcasts that highlight stories covered in their journals.

In December 2005, around the time podcasts became popular in the mainstream, Science started producing their podcasts as a pilot project. They have been posting new episodes to their site since then. These shows contain excellent coverage of articles published in the journal, but with an interesting down-to-earth tone appropriate for any audience.

Scientific American has two podcast series: 60-Second Science and Science Talk

Science Friday
Excellent weekly coverage of the top stories in science and technology.  

Nature Podcasts

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Science Podcast

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