Elemental Bones

Elemental Bones

Bones. Far from static objects. In this podcast, Anne discusses aspects of bone physiology that made their way into THE SILVER SKULL.   SHOW NOTES Osteoclasts and osteoblasts Vitamin D Rickets Scurvy Epiphyseal cartilage Periosteum Osteoid Hydroxyapatite...
Getting Medieval

Getting Medieval

Are researchers really mining medieval texts for ideas they can apply to modern medicine? Yes they are! Listen to Anne Renwick speak about the current efforts that inspired Evie’s character and work in A SNOWFLAKE AT MIDNIGHT.   SHOW NOTES AncientBiotics...
Medical Mistletoe

Medical Mistletoe

Mistletoe, it’s not just for kisses! Is it poisonous? At a low dose, can mistletoe be used as a medicine? SHOW NOTES Mistletoe: Good for More Than Free Kisses Durable response of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma following high-dose peri-lesional injections...
Lost Rivers of London

Lost Rivers of London

Anne Renwick tells the story of how the Effra, one of London’s lost rivers, came to play a key role in THE GOLDEN SPIDER. SHOW NOTES Effra The Lost River Tyburn The Original South London Waterworks Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks Company Vauxhall Bridge...
Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence

Anne Renwick discusses bioluminescence (with a brief detour to fluorescence), her hands-on experience with it, and how it illuminates the dark nights in The Elemental Steampunk World. SHOW NOTES Bioluminescence Bioluminescence Chemistry Fluorescence Green Fluorescent...