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Advances in Asthma
New mechanisms, management strategies and treatments
Advances in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
New mechanisms, management strategies and treatments
Agricultural Genetics
Understanding and improving plants and animals for food and agriculture
Alzheimer's Disease
Neurobiology, pathology and treatment
Antibiotic Resistance
From genes to global prevalence
Latest Developments and Future Progress
Fundamentals, Pathways, Clinical Applications and Role in Disease
Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
History, Diagnosis, Neurobiology, Treatment and Outcome
Etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestation and diagnostic methodologies
Biology and Significance of Plasmids
A multi-talk discussion of extrachromosomal elements in microorganisms
The path forward to highly sensitive and specific molecular diagnostics
The Blood-Brain Barrier
Understanding the regulatory gatekeeper between brain and body
Bone in Health and Disease
Bone Physiology and Osteoporosis
Calcium Signaling I
Regulation, Mechanisms, Effectors, Role in Disease and Recent Advances
Calcium Signaling II
Calcium and Disease
Cancer Pain Management
Advancing towards optimal symptom management
Cancer Therapy
Latest thinking in efficacy and toxicity
The Cell Division Cycle
Controlling when and where cells divide and differentiate
Cells of the Innate Immune System
Roles in health and disease
Cerebrovascular Disease
Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention - a prioritized approach
Chemical Biology
The role of Chemistry in our fundamental understanding of Biology
The Organelle that Sustains Us
Cognitive Neuroscience
Emergence of mind from brain
Copy Number Variation
Expanding the repertoire of genetic alterations in studies of natural variation and disease
Intercellular mediators regulating host defense
DNA Methylation
Physiology, pathology and disease
Drug Metabolizing Enzymes
Fundamentals, Study Methods, Recent Advances and Clinical Significance
The Endoplasmic Reticulum
Fundamentals and Role in Disease
Concepts, Theories, Paradigms and Mechanisms
Epilepsy and Seizures
Causation, diagnosis and management
Eukaryotic Gene Regulation
From Chromatin to Transcription to mRNA Processing
Evolution and Medicine
How New Applications Advance Research and Practice
Free Radicals and the Oxygen Paradox
Oxidative Stress in Biology, Aging and Disease
From DNA to Proteins
The Multiple Levels of Regulation
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis and management
Gene-Environment Interactions
Role in the Modulation of Pulmonary and Autoimmune Disease Risks
Genetic Epidemiology I
Fundamentals, Theory, Practice and Latest Developments
Genetic Epidemiology II
Latest Developments
Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease
Genetic interactions in a multifactorial disease
The discovery of glycan function and its fundamental applications
Good Laboratory Practice
Principles, Compliance and Mutual Recognition
Human Population Genetics I
Evolution and Variation
Innate Immunity
Host recognition and response in health and disease
Introduction to Cheminformatics
Data management, manipulation and properties
Introduction to Human Genetics
Fundamentals and latest advances
Ion Channels
Mediators of ion currents across cell membranes
The Legacy of Drosophila Genetics
From 'defining the gene' to 'analyzing genome function'
Libraries in a Digital Age  Full series access
Fundamentals and latest thinking
Macrophage Heterogeneity and Function
Role in innate and adaptive immunity
The Mechanisms of Ribosome Function
Insights into protein synthesis
Medical Imaging
Imaging Techniques for Pre-clinical and Clinical Applications
Their design and use
Agents for Health and Disease
Mitochondrial Biogenesis
Processes, Regulation, Functions and Disease
Molecular Basis of Bacterial Infection
Virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria and how they work
Molecular Chaperones
Principles and Diseases
Monoclonal Antibodies as Therapeutic Agents
Fundamentals, Therapeutic Applications and Latest Advances
Natural Killer Cell Biology
Natural killer cell-mediated immunity to pathogens and cancer
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Fundamentals, Research Methods, Latest Advances
Basic research, clinical care and patients' perspectives
Non-Clinical Testing for Toxicity of Pharmaceuticals
Regulatory and Practical Standards for Testing and Application
Epidemiology, Etiology, Consequences and Treatment
Pain and the Control of Pain
Pain transmission, regulation and management
Pharmaceutical Marketing
Latest insights, challenges, solutions and trends
Physiology and Pathophysiology of Neuroglia
Roles in health and disease
Prions and Amyloids
Self-propagating protein structures in mammals, yeast and fungi
Protein Epidemiology
Understanding Human Diseases at the Level of Protein Structure and Function
Protein Folding, Aggregation and Design
Concepts, Experiments, Theories and Mechanisms
Protein Homeostasis
Folding proteins and maintaining the protein-protein interaction networks
Protein Phosphorylation
A mechanism for regulating most aspects of cell life
Genetic Factors Influencing the Kinetics and Dynamics of Psychotropic Drugs
Biology, Pathogenic Mechanisms and Treatment
RNA Interference
Principles and Applications
Signal Transduction via Protein Tyrosine Kinase Receptors
Structures, Function, Regulation, Mechanisms and Role in Disease
Stem Cells
Recent advances in understanding and utilizing
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Fundamentals, Therapeutic Applications and Ethical Considerations
Topical Talks
Talks of interest in the biomedical and life sciences
Principles, recent developments and future directions
Vector-Borne Diseases
Characterization and epidemiology of arthropod transmitted infections
Viruses and Viral Diseases
Emerging threats to humans and animals
The World of Hormones
Molecular and Physiological Insights

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Play 'Low back pain: a composite of interacting systems?'
Low back pain: a composite of interacting systems? More info
Prof. Alison McGregor


  • Skeletal system: segmental joint motion of the spine
  • Muscular system: creating motion in body segments
  • Control system (CNS): co-ordination of muscles and body segments to produce function
  • Management and surgical care: surveys of practice, clinical studies and optimal post-operative management


Play 'Teixobactin kills pathogens without detectable resistance'
Teixobactin kills pathogens without detectable resistance More info
Prof. Kim Lewis


  • The high-tech & Waksman platforms
  • How to grow unculturable bacteria
  • Diffusion chamber, Petri dish and iChip comparison
  • The sand biofilm
  • Siderophores of neighbouring bacteria
  • Teixobactin: mechanism and efficacy
Play 'Gene transfer and gene therapy'
Gene transfer and gene therapy More info
Dr. David A. Williams


  • Definition of gene therapy
  • Requirements for successful gene therapy
  • Vector systems with application for blood diseases
  • Experience in clinical trials
  • Insertional mutagenesis
  • Prospects and new approaches
Play 'AMPA-receptors and fast synaptic transmission in the brain'
AMPA-receptors and fast synaptic transmission in the brain More info
Prof. Stuart Cull-Candy


  • The fast component of excitatory synaptic transmission in the brain mediated by AMPARs
  • Functionally distinct AMPAR subtypes are involved in transmission (importance of topology)
  • How AMPAR diversity shapes transmission (implications of differential distribution and plasticity)
  • How AMPAR structure affects its behaviour and properties
  • Role of auxiliary AMPAR proteins (stargazin) in controlling AMPAR properties and diversity

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