Tag Archives: physiology

3rd September 2018 – How the Immune System affects Brain Disease

Professor David Brough, a researcher and senior lecturer at Manchester University gives a fascinating account of recent developments in the field. David says “Inflammation is our body’s response to infection and injury. It is generally beneficial promoting resistance, repair and … Continue reading

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8th May 2017 – Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) System

Andy Canterbury is the business development manager for MC Diagnostics, a small company based in St Asaph, North Wales and they have developed a DNA microarray platform for medical diagnostic testing; the primary application being HLA typing. Andrew has an … Continue reading

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3rd April 2017 – Genes Regulating Ageing

Genes Regulating Ageing and the Quest for Immortality Dr. Joao Pedro de Magalhaes, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool. Hundreds of genes are now known to regulate ageing and have been shown to increase longevity by up … Continue reading

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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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7th May 2013 – Can Animals Think Scientifically?

Dr Bill Sellars will address the question “When you think of the things some animals can do or make, you have to ask if they can think “scientifically” and, if so, what does this mean for humankind?”

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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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