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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 | 6 years ago | 1173 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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00:29:00

Are We Going to Cure all Diseases and at What Price?

by Aaron Ciechanover
Are We Going to Cure all Diseases and at What Price?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 933 views
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We are exiting the era where our approach to treatment of these and many other diseases is 'one size fits all', and enter a new era of 'personalized medicine' where we shall tailor the treatment according to the patient's molecular/mutational profile....

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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 | 10 years ago | 1441 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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00:41:00

Climbing the Everest Beyond the Everest

by Ada Yonath
Climbing the Everest Beyond the Everest
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1074 views
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The challenges associated with pursuing ribosomal crystallography can be described as a series of Everest climbing. At each step, when reaching the summit, a taller and more difficult one became exposed. Snapshots of this story will be described.__....

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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 | 10 years ago | 1479 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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00:32:00

Cultural Values of Scientific Knowledge

by Werner Arber
Cultural Values of Scientific Knowledge
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1809 views
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The acquisition of scientific knowledge largely depends on the availability of appropriate research approaches and methodologies. Novel scientific knowledge represents cultural values. On the one hand, it enriches our world-view with impacts on our....

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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 | 3408 views
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Repairing damage to eyesight caused by chemicals

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00:34:00

Discovery of Nitric Oxide and Cyclic GMP in Cell Signalling and their Role in Drug Development

by Ferid Murad
Discovery of Nitric Oxide and Cyclic GMP in Cell Signalling and their Role in Drug Development
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1788 views
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The role of nitric oxide in cellular signaling in the past three decades has become one of the most rapidly growing areas in biology. Nitric oxide is a gas and a free radical with an unshared electron that can regulate an ever-growing list of biolog....

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00:28:00

DNA between Physics and Biology

by Luc Montagnier
DNA between Physics and Biology
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1083 views
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The association of DNA with water is known since the deciphering of its double helical structure by X-Ray diffraction in 1953 (Watson, Crick, Wilkins and Franklin). However the power of DNA for organizing water seems to go far beyond the direct fill....

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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 | 744 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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00:59:00

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 | 6 years ago | 679 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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00:30:00

From the Structure of the Ribosome to the Design of New Antibiotics

by Thomas Steitz
From the Structure of the Ribosome to the Design of New Antibiotics
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1024 views
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Structural studies of the ribosome exemplify the evolution of structural studies in cell biology from the early negatively stained images of macromolecular assemblies in whole cells, to a detailed atomic understanding of the mechanism of action of a ....

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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 | 5 years ago | 549 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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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 | 980 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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00:31:00

HIV, a Discovery Highlighting the Global Benefit of Translational Research

by Francoise Barre-Sinoussi
HIV, a Discovery Highlighting the Global Benefit of Translational Research
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 789 views
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The fantastic progress made in medicine led the scientific community to hope about the complete eradication of infectious diseases in the middle of the 20th century. The sudden emergence of AIDS in the early 80's cruelly reminded us that this dream ....

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00:31:00

Infections in the Etiology of Human Cancers

by Harald Zur Hausen
Infections in the Etiology of Human Cancers
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 788 views
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During the past century a number of chemical and physical risk factors for human cancers have been identified. Only relatively recently, mainly during the past 30 years, infectious agents have been identified as important human carcinogens. Besides....

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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 | 6 years ago | 533 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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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 | 900 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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00:42:00

Natural Selection and the Future of Life

by Christian de DuvŽ
Natural Selection and the Future of Life
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 1006 views
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In his lecture Professor Christian Rene de DuvŽ gives a rough overview on the history of life starting about 3.5 billion years ago with the first cells up to the appearance of the first primates 70 million years ago, and he states that all organisms....

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00:45:00

On the Genetic Basis of Morphological Evolution

by Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
On the Genetic Basis of Morphological Evolution
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 589 views
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Darwin's theory of evolution states that variation of the shape and pattern of the adults rather than the embryos are the basis for natural selection. In order to understand how morphological variation arises, it is important to identify the genes th....

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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 | 10 years ago | 780 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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00:33:00

Programmed Cell Death in Development and Disease

by Robert Horvitz
Programmed Cell Death in Development and Disease
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 949 views
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Programmed cell death (often referred to as apoptosis) is a normal feature of animal development and tissue homeostasis. The misregulation of cell death has been implicated in a diversity of human disorders, including cancer, autoimmune diseases, he....

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00:29:00

Protein Cross Talk in Cell Signaling

by Edmond Fischer
Protein Cross Talk in Cell Signaling
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 721 views
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The main focus of the talk will be on signaling by tyrosine phosphorylation, which has been directly implicated in the regulation of cell growth, differentiation and transformation. External signals coming in the form of mitogenic hormones and growt....

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00:33:00

Signals and Signalling Mechanisms in the Central Nervous System

by Erwin Neher
Signals and Signalling Mechanisms in the Central Nervous System
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 5 years ago | 964 views
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Our brain is a network of about 10^11 neurons, which are connected by synapses. A neuron typically receives input from about 10000 other neurons, which can be either excitatory or inhibitory. The neuron integrates these inputs and generates an 'act....

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