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SERIES IN THIS COLLECTION

A
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
Antivirals
Latest Developments and Future Progress
Apoptosis
Fundamentals, Pathways, Clinical Applications and Role in Disease
Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
History, Diagnosis, Neurobiology, Treatment and Outcome
Autoimmunity
Etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestation and diagnostic methodologies

B
Biology and Significance of Plasmids
A multi-talk discussion of extrachromosomal elements in microorganisms
Biomarkers
The path forward to highly sensitive and specific molecular diagnostics
The Blood-Brain Barrier
Understanding the regulatory gatekeeper between brain and body

C
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
Chloroplast
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
Cytokines
Intercellular mediators regulating host defense

D
DNA Methylation
Physiology, pathology and disease
Drug Metabolizing Enzymes
Fundamentals, Study Methods, Recent Advances and Clinical Significance

E
The Endoplasmic Reticulum
Fundamentals and Role in Disease
Epigenetics
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

F
Free Radicals and the Oxygen Paradox
Oxidative Stress in Biology, Aging and Disease
From DNA to Proteins
The Multiple Levels of Regulation

G
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
Glycobiology
The discovery of glycan function and its fundamental applications
Good Laboratory Practice
Principles, Compliance and Mutual Recognition

H
Human Population Genetics
Evolution and Variation

I
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

L
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

M
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
Microarrays
Their design and use
Microbiota
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

N
Natural Killer Cell Biology
Natural killer cell-mediated immunity to pathogens and cancer
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Fundamentals, Research Methods, Latest Advances
Neurotrauma
Basic research, clinical care and patients' perspectives
Non-Clinical Testing for Toxicity of Pharmaceuticals
Regulatory and Practical Standards for Testing and Application

O
Obesity
Epidemiology, Etiology, Consequences and Treatment

P
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
Psychopharmacogenetics
Genetic Factors Influencing the Kinetics and Dynamics of Psychotropic Drugs

R
Retroviruses
Biology, Pathogenic Mechanisms and Treatment
RNA Interference
Principles and Applications

T
Topical Talks
Talks of interest in the biomedical and life sciences

V
Vector-Borne Diseases
Characterization and epidemiology of arthropod transmitted infections
Viruses and Viral Diseases
Emerging threats to humans and animals

W
The World of Hormones
Molecular and Physiological Insights
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FREE TALK OF THE MONTH

Play 'Stem cells derived from amniotic fluid and placenta'
Stem cells derived from amniotic fluid and placenta More info
Prof. Anthony Atala

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS TALK

  • Introduction to the amniotic fluid and placenta
  • Collecting stem cells from the amniotic fluid or placenta
  • Cell markers in amniotic fluid or placenta derived stem cells
  • Amniotic fluid or placenta derived stem cells are able to form embryoid bodies
  • Uses of amniotic fluid or placenta derived stem cells: Immunomodulation
  • Uses of amniotic fluid or placenta derived stem cells: Regenerative medicine
  • Amniotic fluid or placenta derived stem cells can be differentiated into a variety of cell types
  • Amniotic fluid stems cells in the kidney
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis; a model and treatment with amniotic fluid stems cells
  • Clinical uses of amniotic fluid or placenta derived stem cells

POPULAR TALKS

Play 'Plant cell wall: structure and biosynthesis'
Plant cell wall: structure and biosynthesis More info
Prof. Debra Mohnen
Dr. Melani A. Atmodjo

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS TALK

  • Overview of plant cell wall functions
  • Primary and secondary walls
  • Types of polymers in plant cell walls
  • Organization of plant cell walls / plant cell wall models
  • Cell wall proteins
  • Structure and synthesis of lignin
  • Structure and synthesis of cellulose
  • Structure and synthesis of hemicelluloses
  • Structure and synthesis of pectic polysaccharides
Play 'One plus one is better than two: genome doubling in flowering plants'
One plus one is better than two: genome doubling in flowering plants More info
Prof. Doug Soltis

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS TALK

  • Polyploidy: traditional views and new paradigm
  • Success of the tetraploids: size matters
  • Ancient polyploidy and "hexaploidy"
  • Autopolyploids vs. allopolyploids
  • Origins of polyploid species
  • Polyploids as evolutionarily dynamic
  • Predictable and repeated evolution
  • Defining homeologs and homeolog loss
  • Tissue-specific expression of homeologs
  • Aneuploidy and its compensation
Play 'The Myc transcription factor network'
The Myc transcription factor network More info
Prof. Robert N. Eisenman

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS TALK

  • Myc plays a broad role in cellular functions
  • Deregulation of Myc is associated with many cancers
  • Myc and Mxd proteins heterodimerize with Max, bind DNA, and activate or repress transcription through recruitment of co-regulator complexes that in turn influence chromatin modifications
  • Myc family proteins are highly conserved and regulate cell growth by binding to many genes involved in translation and metabolism
  • Myc also has functions unrelated to transcription

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