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Harnessing the power of mobile phones and big data for global health

by Rachel McKendry
Harnessing the power of mobile phones and big data for global health
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 609 views
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Infectious diseases rank among the gravest threats to human health alongside global warming and terrorism. New strains continue to evolve every year and can spread rapidly. The consequences can be devastating. The 1918 Spanish flu killed an estimated....

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Everest, the first ascent: the untold story of the man who made it possible

by Harriet Tuckey
Everest, the first ascent: the untold story of the man who made it possible
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 756 views
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The conquest of Everest by a British team in 1953 has always been celebrated as a triumph of heroic leadership, team work and courageous climbing, but the vital role that scientific innovation played in the success of the expedition has never been wi....

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Winning and losing the fight against infectious diseases

by Christopher Dye
Winning and losing the fight against infectious diseases
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 778 views
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Human infectious diseases will be eliminated and replaced by chronic ÒlifestyleÓ diseases as fertility falls, life expectancy increases, and populations grow older and wealthier. This is the standard story of the epidemiologic transition, but it is....

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The art of stealth: a virus in my liver

by Zania Stamataki
The art of stealth: a virus in my liver
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 687 views
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The liver is a vital organ that works like a chemical factory every day to keep you alive. But what exactly does it do and how do viruses exploit it to hide from the immune system?  With help from volunteers, Dr Zania Stamataki will demonstrate some....

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00:44:00

Medical myths and misconceptions

by Suzy Lishman
Medical myths and misconceptions
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 587 views
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Can a cold land you in hot water? ÊCan you live without your liver? ÊCan you tell medical fact from fiction? WeÕve all been told to eat our crusts, that an apple a day keeps the doctor away and that weÕll catch a cold if we go outside with wet ha....

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01:29:00

Stem cells: a cure for blindness?

by Rachael Pearson
Stem cells: a cure for blindness?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 712 views
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Retinal degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in the western world. Drug treatments currently available only serve to slow the diseaseÕs progress and are not always successful. Rachael Pearson has helped develop a novel therapeutic approach t....

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01:40:00

Alzheimer’s disease: treatments and tests on the horizon

by Simon Lovestone
Alzheimer’s disease: treatments and tests on the horizon
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1252 views
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The lecture by Professor Simon Lovestone showed how current research in dementia holds great promise both in trying to understand the mechanisms to find new treatments and in researching biomarkers to help identify the condition at an earlier stage.....

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When will we understand Autism Spectrum Disorders?

by Francesca Happé
When will we understand Autism Spectrum Disorders?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 933 views
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It is agonising for a parent, troubling for a clinician, and puzzling for a researcher when a young child seems oblivious to people, is fixated on spinning objects, and shows no sign of communicating. An adult who finds their own inner states opaque,....

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Developing biocompatible materials to restore sight.

by Sheila MacNeil
Developing biocompatible materials to restore sight.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 3544 views
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Repairing damage to eyesight caused by chemicals

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MRI – A window on the human body

by Laurie Hall
MRI – A window on the human body
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1005 views
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Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a powerful means of not only distinguishing between different types of tissue but also of identifying whether the tissues are normal or diseased.

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Electricity, Magnetism and the Body

by Anthony Barker
Electricity, Magnetism and the Body
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 805 views
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The controlled ways that electricity and magnetism can stimulate the body are demonstrated and how the resulting responses can aid diagnosis discussed.

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Torsten Wiesel

by Torsten Wiesel
Torsten Wiesel
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 11 years ago | 1334 views
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Winner of the The Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine 1981 together with Roger W. Sperry 'for his discoveries concerning the functional specialization of the cerebral hemispheres' and also David H. Hubel 'for their discoveries concerning informati....

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