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Could we live without blood?

by Eureka!

Bloody hell, it’s a big one this week! We’re doing a deep dive on all things blood, as we ponder whether we could live without it. 

We’re going back in time to learn about a gruesome, blood-sucking tradition in ancient Rome and the very first blood transfusions, which involved some very unusual (hilarious) ingredients. Plus, the story of the very first scientific fraud recorded, could your blood type really determine your personality, and we find out just how close we are to creating synthetic blood...

Special thanks to this week’s expert, the legendary Professor Ashley Brown, whose work at the Advanced Wound Healing Lab is breaking the boundaries of what science thought was possible.


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