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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 | 6 years ago | 1143 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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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 | 6 years ago | 838 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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01:09:00

The mechanics of memory

by Tim Bliss
The mechanics of memory
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1002 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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00:00:00

Health Information Literacy – Self Management of Long-Term Conditions

by Vicky Grant
Health Information Literacy – Self Management of Long-Term Conditions
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 7 years ago | 943 views
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A moving personal account of living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS) and how it was possible to improve life by making use of the discoveries already available, but not widely known.  Why can't all sufferers have access to the same data?

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00:06:00

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 | 8 years ago | 3367 views
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Repairing damage to eyesight caused by chemicals

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01:15:00

Plagues and Parasites

by Nicholas White
Plagues and Parasites
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 760 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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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 | 9 years ago | 1444 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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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 | 9 years ago | 1414 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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00:59:00

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 | 10 years ago | 865 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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00:59:00

Electricity, Magnetism and the Body

by Anthony Barker
Electricity, Magnetism and the Body
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 718 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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00:07:00

Torsten Wiesel

by Torsten Wiesel
Torsten Wiesel
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1108 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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