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Thursday 27th February 2014
The peculiarities of the naked mole-rat – what can we learn from them?
Ewan St John Smith
Wednesday 15 January 2014
The saga of alemtuzumab in the treatment of multiple sclerosis
Wednesday 26th June 2013
Bad moves: how decision-making goes wrong and the ethics of smart drugs
We make decisions all the time, so often that we take our ability to do so for granted. But what happens if we lose this ability because of brain injury or illness?
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Making a difference across the globe
Using a microchip system, Solexa Sequencing (now part of Illumina sequencing) can decode billions of DNA fragments at the same time.This has transformed bioscience by speeding up the reading of a human genome by around a million times. Thanks to Solexa Sequencing, personalised medicine is a step closer; it will soon be possible to make clinical decisions based on the actual genetic information of the patient or infectious agent.
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Breast Cancer- the biology behind the silent killer
Tuesday 30th October
Losing your world while falling asleep
In the last few years Tristan has concentrated on describing different states of consciousness, such as wakefulness, sleep, sedation and the vegetative state. Now, he is looking at how we lose consciousness and how we get it back.
Tuesday 8th May
How intelligence happens
Tuesday 27th March
What is pain and how can we treat it?
Tuesday 21st February
Open your mind
January 10th, 2012
Brain control of appetite & body weight
Tuesday 22nd November 2011
A window on the biology of behaviour: insights from syndromes of genetic origin
Tuesday 11th October
NHS rationing, NICE or nasty? The value of statistics
Tuesday 14th June 2011
Learning about learning - a new approach to studying Huntington's Disease
Tuesday 17th May 2011
Zero degrees of empathy
Thursday 17th February 2011
Untangling Alzheimer's disease
Tuesday November 9th
DNA and cancer
TUESDAY October 19th
Dementia and an ageing society
Wednesday 14th July 2010
Synthetic biology: making artificial life?
Gos Micklem, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge
Wednesday 16th June 2010
Gambling and the brain
Luke Clark, Experimental Psychologist at the University of Cambridge
19th May 2010
Are my genes to blame when my jeans don't fit?
Giles Yeo, Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge
28th April 2010
Ape Research in Indonesia - Marrying Science with Conservation
Susan Cheyne, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford
Wednesday 24th March 2010
Jumping to delusions - how the brain takes dangerous shortcuts
Paul Fletcher, Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
24th February 2010
Our Place in the Cosmos
Carolin Crawford, Institute of Astronomy
27th January 2010
Pandemic! Where do new infections come from?
Chris Smith, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge
9th December 2009
Genetic testing: truth or dare?
11th November 2009
Exploiting bacteria to battle cancer
Guillermo de la Cueva Mendez
14th October 2009
Shrinking down nutrition: nanofoods