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Krebs.png 00:03:00

The Krebs Cycle

by Matt Johnson
The Krebs Cycle
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 3 years ago | 0 views
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Matt Johnson explains the Krebs Cycle, its discovery by a University of Sheffield Nobel Prize winner and its role in endurance sports such as cycling.

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Is there life 00:03:00

Is there life in your PC?

by Norman Billingham
Is there life in your PC?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 674 views
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What is there in your computer which is attractive to bacteria and fungi?

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telomeres 00:35:00

Telomeres: Telling Tails

by Elizabeth Blackburn
Telomeres: Telling Tails
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 777 views
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Telomeres protect chromosome ends and help stabilize the genome. Throughout human life and in aging, telomeres often erode down, eventually causing cells to malfunction or die. The highly regulated cellular enzyme telomerase adds telomeric DNA to tel....

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the killer defence 00:29:00

The Killer Defence

by Peter Doherty
The Killer Defence
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 689 views
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Immune surveillance by virus-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), or killer T cells, has long been known to be central to the control of acute infections and some cancers, though the role of CTL memory in the rapid recall of immune protectio....

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minimising a bacterial 00:31:00

Minimizing a Bacterial Genome by Global Design and Synthesis

by Hamilton Smith
Minimizing a Bacterial Genome by Global Design and Synthesis
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 862 views
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In 2010, we chemically synthesized the 1078 Kb Mycoplasma mycoides genome and transplanted it into a recipient cell cytoplasm to create a 'synthetic cell', JCVI-syn1.0 (Science, 329, 52-56, 2010). We identified several hundred non-essential genes by ....

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Role of nitric 00:39:00

Role of Nitric Oxide and Cyclic GMP in Cell Signaling and Drug Development

by Ferid Murad
Role of Nitric Oxide and Cyclic GMP in Cell Signaling and Drug Development
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 780 views
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Nitric oxide research has grown rapidly with about 150,000 research publications describing its biological effects. It is an important messenger molecule that affects most tissues and biological processes. Many effects of nitric oxide are mediated by....

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Ion channels 00:30:00

Ion Channels: Their Discovery, their Function and their Role in Diseases

by Erwin Neher
Ion Channels: Their Discovery, their Function and their Role in Diseases
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 713 views
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The concept of bioelectricity emerged in the late 18th century, based on the experiments of Galvani and Volta. Sixty years ago, Hodgkin and Huxley showed that the nerve impulse is a result of permeability changes of the nerve membrane. This raised th....

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the origins of cellular 00:31:00

The Origins of Cellular Life

by Jack Szostak
The Origins of Cellular Life
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 746 views
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The complexity of modern biological life has long made it difficult to understand how life could emerge spontaneously from the chemistry of the early earth. We are attempting to synthesize simple artificial cells in order to discover plausible pathwa....

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the origin of reversible 00:30:00

The Origin of Reversible Protein Phosphorylation as a Regulatory Mechanism

by Edmond Fischer
The Origin of Reversible Protein Phosphorylation as a Regulatory Mechanism
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 934 views
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Reversible protein phosphorylation can be considered one of the most prevalent mechanism by which eukaryotic cellular events are regulated. It is directly involved in numerous pathological conditions, and bacterial and viral diseases. This process wa....

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a crime 00:27:00

A Crime against Humanity

by Richard Roberts
A Crime against Humanity
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 973 views
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When Monsanto first tried to introduce GMO seeds into Europe there was a backlash by the Green parties and their political allies, who feared that American agro-business was about to take over their food supply. Thus began a massive campaign not agai....

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Finding mutations 00:31:00

Finding Mutations that Affect Immunity

by Bruce Beutler
Finding Mutations that Affect Immunity
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 864 views
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Beginning with an exception to normal function caused by a genetic aberration, one may hope to find at least one protein with non-redundant function in a certain biological process. This approach permitted the identification of the receptor for bacte....

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Insight into the laws 00:34:00

Insight into the Laws of Nature for Biological Evolution

by Werner Arber
Insight into the Laws of Nature for Biological Evolution
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 778 views
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Both evolutionary biology and genetics have their roots 150 years ago in work with phenotypic variants of plants and animals. In contrast, microbial genetics originating as recently as the 1940s, rapidly revealed that filamentous DNA molecules are th....

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from proto-oncogenes 00:29:00

From Proto-oncogenes to Precision Oncology

by Harold Varmus
From Proto-oncogenes to Precision Oncology
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 915 views
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The diagnosis, classification, and treatment of human cancers are being transformed by scientific discoveries that were strongly influenced by the discovery of the c-src proto-oncogene, as described in the lecture by Michael Bishop. The path to this ....

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Tickling Worms 00:32:00

Tickling Worms – Surprises from Basic Research

by Martin Chalfie
Tickling Worms – Surprises from Basic Research
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 785 views
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Research, at least my research, has never been linear. I have found that my lab and I often double back on problems after years of inactivity or go off in entirely new directions as dictated by the work and people's interests This lack of direction r....

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How to Model 00:29:00

How to Model the Action of Complex Biological Systems on a Molecular Level

by Arieh Warshel
How to Model the Action of Complex Biological Systems on a Molecular Level
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 744 views
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Despite the enormous advances in structural studies of biological systems we are frequently left without a clear structure function correlation and cannot fully describe how different systems actually work. This introduces a major challenge for compu....

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Physical perspective 00:25:00

Physical perspective on cytoplasmic streaming

by Ray Goldstein
Physical perspective on cytoplasmic streaming
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 647 views
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Professor Ray Goldstein FRS is the Schlumberger Professor of Complex Physical Systems at the University of Cambridge. Here he describes a biological example of topological inversion, with relevance to engineering problems in human technology.

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Cuckoos 01:14:00

Cuckoos and their victims

by Nick Davies
Cuckoos and their victims
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 702 views
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The sight of a little warbler feeding an enormous cuckoo chick has astonished observers since ancient times. It was once thought that cuckoos were unable to raise their own young because of defective anatomy and behaviour, and so other birds were onl....

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Chillies 00:04:00

The Science of Chillies

by Various Presenters
The Science of Chillies
for 14-19 and upwards,
Highschool presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 974 views
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These things are HOT! - and have a variety of biochemical effects.

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Can the wheat 00:05:00

Can the wheat which grows in dry areas solve the food crisis?

by Chiho Motokawa
Can the wheat which grows in dry areas solve the food crisis?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Highschool presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 807 views
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Chiho describes her important work in looking for varieties of wheat which could help increase food production in arid areas.

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Gold-banded lillies 00:05:00

Growing gold-banded lilies with fungi

by Tomoha Miyazaki
Growing gold-banded lilies with fungi
for 14-19 and upwards,
Highschool presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 781 views
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Tomoha describes her work in helping preserve this threatened species of plant.

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Wheat growth 00:07:00

Wheat gets over global warming.

by Nao Sato
Wheat gets over global warming.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Highschool presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 671 views
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Nao describes her work in investigating the ways in which wheat can be made to cope with the higher temperatures expected from global warming.

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Soil Recovery 00:06:00

Soil Recovery by Re-use

by Akira Ise
Soil Recovery by Re-use
for 14-19 and upwards,
Highschool presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 860 views
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Aki decribes her experiments in improving soils using various buffering materials.

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Hydrogen fermentation 00:07:00

Hydrogen fermentation with iron powders

by Yuto Yonebayashi
Hydrogen fermentation with iron powders
for 14-19 and upwards,
Highschool presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 672 views
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How iron powder can catalyse bacterial production of hydrogen.

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Barnacles 00:06:00

Stream affect barnacles shell direction

by Shokichi Sugihara
Stream affect barnacles shell direction
for 14-19 and upwards,
Highschool presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 717 views
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An interesting look at how the direction of water flow affects shell growth in barnacles.

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