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6th December 2010 – Microbes and Health

Dr Ian Wilson of Astra Zeneca plc will  lead our discussion on Microbes and Health (ours not theirs!). You probably know that our digestive tracts (that’s “guts” to you and me) are teeming with a fantastic variety of bacteria – … Continue reading

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10th May 2010 – Memories are Made of This

Professor Alistair Burns (MBChB, FRCP, FRCPsych, MD, MPhil, DHMSA) is Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester in the UK and an Honorary Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in the Manchester Mental Health and … Continue reading

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12th April 2010 – The Brain in the Gut

In this talk, Dr Cath O’Neill from the University of Manchester Gastrointestinal Sciences Group, will talk about how the brain ‘talks’ to the gut to control eating and drinking. Put simply, the brain controls everything we do. This includes things … Continue reading

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1st June 2009 – Dinosaur Locomotion

Dinosaur Locomotion and Primate Evolutionary Divergence Dr Bill Sellers of Manchester University will introduce us to his research on dinosaurs and how they moved. Could a T-Rex catch a triceratops that was running to escape?  Could it catch a man … Continue reading

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5th January 2009 – What Makes You Tick?

A look at our many internal body clocks Professor Andrew Loudon from Manchester University introduced us to the many body clocks we have built in to ensure that our body is ready for what it needs to do “at the … Continue reading

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1st December 2008 – The Effects of Space and Ageing on Human Physiology

Professor Mario Narici from Manchester University led the discussion on the effects of space trips on the physiology of astronauts. Astronauts have the urgent requirement for physiotherapy treatment on return from space, if they are not to fracture a limb … Continue reading

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