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Fisher 01:16:00

A molecular window into speech and language

by Simon Fisher
A molecular window into speech and language
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1051 views
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Our capacity for complex speech and language remains one of the most intriguing aspects of being human. It has long been suspected that some answers to this enigma will be found buried within the genome. With recent advances in genetic technologies, ....

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Moncada 01:09:00

Adventures in vascular biology

by Salvador Moncada
Adventures in vascular biology
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 939 views
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Thirty years ago it was thought that the endothelium, a layer of thin, flat cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels was inert. However, major discoveries since then have demonstrated that it is a highly metabolic organ involved in maint....

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Bacterial cell walls, antibiotics and the origins of life 01:10:00

Bacterial cell walls, antibiotics and the origins of life

by Jeff Errington
Bacterial cell walls, antibiotics and the origins of life
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 518 views
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The cell wall is a crucial structure found in almost all bacteria. It is the target for our best antibiotics and fragments of the wall trigger powerful innate immune responses against infection. Surprisingly, many bacteria can switch almost effortl....

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Lander 01:19:00

Beyond the human genome project

by Eric Lander
Beyond the human genome project
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1045 views
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Dr Lander and his colleagues have developed many of the key tools and generated many of the key information resources for modern mammalian genomics. Their work includes mapping and sequencing of the human, mouse, and other genomes. He was elected a m....

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Tessier-Lavigne2 01:12:00

Brain development and brain repair.

by Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Brain development and brain repair.
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 856 views
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The human brain is made up of close to a trillion nerve cells (or neurons), each of which makes connections with, on average, hundreds of other nerve cells, to form the complex neuronal circuits that control all brain activities, including perception....

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Wilmut 01:04:00

Cloning, stem cells and regenerative medicine

by Ian Wilmut
Cloning, stem cells and regenerative medicine
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 670 views
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Extraordinary opportunities to study the molecular mechanisms that cause inherited diseases are being provided by new methods of producing stem cells. Hear about not only the potential value of these new methods, but also how their development was pr....

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Cuckoos 01:14:00

Cuckoos and their victims

by Nick Davies
Cuckoos and their victims
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 589 views
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The sight of a little warbler feeding an enormous cuckoo chick has astonished observers since ancient times. It was once thought that cuckoos were unable to raise their own young because of defective anatomy and behaviour, and so other birds were onl....

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Alessi 01:12:00

Deciphering disease: cells and disruption of their communication

by Dario Alessi
Deciphering disease: cells and disruption of their communication
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 745 views
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The human body may seem to be no more than a bundle of tissues and organs, yet the cells these are made from are capable of interacting, communicating and performing complex tasks. Our cells' capacity to interact in this way enables humans to adapt t....

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Rees G 01:06:00

Decoding consciousness

by Geraint Rees
Decoding consciousness
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 698 views
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Everything we know about the world comes to us through our brain. Yet for each of us our own conscious mental world of thoughts and feelings is isolated and private. Despite centuries of research, language or gesture remains the only way we can disco....

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Hall-Spencer 00:33:00

Deep sea discoveries

by Jason Hall-Spencer
Deep sea discoveries
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1634 views
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Recent underwater images show that the deep sea realm of the British Isles is nothing like the monotonous expanse of mud that many people imagine. Spectacular coral reefs, once thought to be restricted to the tropics, are now known to occur in the ch....

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Klug 01:08:00

Engineered zinc finger proteins and gene expression

by Aaron Klug
Engineered zinc finger proteins and gene expression
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1059 views
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It has long been the goal of molecular biologists to design DNA binding proteins for the specific control of gene expression. The zinc finger design, discovered by Sir Aaron Klug 20 years ago, is ideally suited for such purposes, discriminating betwe....

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RS Teichmann 01:07:00

Finding patterns in genes and proteins: decoding the logic of molecular interactions

by Sara Teichmann
Finding patterns in genes and proteins: decoding the logic of molecular interactions
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 785 views
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Dr Sarah Teichmann is based at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge.  In the post-genomic era, high-throughput methods are providing us with a deluge of data about genes and proteins. What knowledge about biology do....

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