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5th September 2016 – Zika Virus

Zika Virus – Separating Fact from Fiction Dr Lee Haines  gave us an overview on the current Zika virus outbreak in the Americas and focussed on the history of Zika, the different ways the virus can be transmitted, the clinical … Continue reading

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6th July 2015 – Quantum Biology

Delivered by “The Manchester Quantum Biology Discussion Team”, comprising Professor Nigel Scrutton, Dr Sam Hay and Dr Alex R Jones. Disappearing in one place and reappearing in another. Being in two places at once. Communicating information seemingly faster than the … Continue reading

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12th May 2014 – Creating Siblings for Medicinal Purposes

Dr Sarah Chan will return to discuss the possibilities and issues concerned with creating siblings for medicinal purposes.

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5th November 2013 – How Animals Detect Light

Professor Rob Lucas will discuss with us the different ways that animals detect light and what they use that light for.  Rob says “We are all well aware that we rely upon specialised light-sensitive cells in our retina (photoreceptors) to see. In fact this … Continue reading

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2nd April 2013 – Cloning

Sarah Chan, deputy director of The University of Manchester Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation (which recently joined Manchester University’s Faculty of Life Sciences) will join us to lead our discussion. Projects that offer excellent collaboration between the University and … Continue reading

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2nd April 2012 – The Brain: the Impact of Tea and Coffee

The Brain – the impact of tea and coffee + plasticity: “What shall I be today?” It’s not just Quantum Mechanics which is complicated, is it? The human brain is probably the most complex object in the universe. Come and … Continue reading

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