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Ramachandran 01:20:00

Brain function: synesthesia and phantom limbs

by Vilayanur Ramachandran
Brain function: synesthesia and phantom limbs
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1005 views
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Professor Ramachandran examines problems that lie at the interface between neurology and psychiatry. He explains how phantom limbs may be used as a probe to understand brain functions and will also discuss synesthesia, a condition in which sounds and....

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Sahakian 01:07:00

Cognitive enhancing drugs: neuroethical issues

by Barbara Sahakian
Cognitive enhancing drugs: neuroethical issues
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1039 views
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Cognitive enhancing drugs are used to treat neuropsychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. These drugs improve the quality of life and wellbeing for patients and their families.

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Everest, the first ascent: the untold story of the man who made it possible 00:59:00

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 | 3 years ago | 396 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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Harnessing the power of mobile phones and big data for global health 01:00:00

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 | 2 years ago | 341 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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Medical myths and misconceptions 00:44:00

Medical myths and misconceptions

by Suzy Lishman
Medical myths and misconceptions
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 310 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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White 01:15:00

Plagues and Parasites

by Nicholas White
Plagues and Parasites
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 556 views
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Contagions, or infectious diseases, which kill both fascinate and frighten us. Far from receding in importance as was expected fifty years ago in the heyday of new antibiotic discovery, infectious diseases remain a major cause of suffering and death ....

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Stem cells: a cure for blindness? 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 | 4 years ago | 399 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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The art of stealth: a virus in my liver 00:29:00

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 | 4 years ago | 398 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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RS Bliss 01:09:00

The mechanics of memory

by Tim Bliss
The mechanics of memory
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 691 views
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How does the brain store and recall memories? A critical neural component of memory is the synapse, a specialist junction where one nerve cell releases a transmitter chemical to influence the excitability of another. Memorable events are thought to i....

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RS Happe 01:05:00

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 | 4 years ago | 615 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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Winning and losing the fight against infectious diseases 01:02:00

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 | 4 years ago | 417 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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