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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 (January, 2015)
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

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

Tissue in Research (July, 2015)
Safe storage, use, transfer, ethics and regulation
Topical Talks
Talks of interest in the biomedical and life sciences

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 'Understanding poor Lymphatic function and how to improve it: Revisiting old facts and examining new leads to help wounds heal'
Understanding poor Lymphatic function and how to improve it: Revisiting old facts and examining new leads to help wounds heal More info
Prof. Neil Piller


  • Lymphoedema and oedema: key differences
  • Blood-tissue-lymph systems and their interfaces
  • Importance of the lymphatic system
  • Organization of superficial lymph system
  • Functioning of the lymphatic system
  • Consequences of poor lymph flow
  • Deep and superficial systems
  • The adipo-lymphatic connection
  • Fats in the diet: How they affect lymph flow and load
  • Lymphatic drainage from the small intestine
  • Blockage/overload and chylous reflux
  • Factors which determine lymph load and flow
  • Development of lymphoedema
  • Types of lymphoedemas
  • Increased subcutaneous fat reduces lymph transport
  • Build-up of fibrous tissues reduces lymphatic function
  • The problems of fibrosis
  • Proximity issues
  • Other limb swellings which look like lymphoedema which may underlie the wound area: Lipoedemas, Myxoedema and Phlebo-lymphoedema
  • Adipose tissue, fibrosis and lymphoedema
  • What can be done to improve tissue/cell health and improve wound healing?


Play 'The genetics of frontotemporal dementia'
The genetics of frontotemporal dementia More info
Prof. John Hardy


  • Overall characteristics of FTD
  • Genes involved in frontotemporal dementia
  • Pathology of frontotemporal dementia
  • FTDP-17: 3R and 4R-tauopathies
  • FTLD-TDP subtypes
  • MAPT as the gene for FTD with tangles
  • The microtubule associated protein tau
  • Mutations affecting tau protein in FTD
  • PGRN mutations as a cause for FTD
  • A major locus for FTD and ALS on chromosome 9
  • Chromosome 3 dementia
  • Making sense of these genes
Play 'Presynaptic plasticity'
Presynaptic plasticity More info
Prof. Robert S. Zucker


  • What is short-term synaptic plasticity?
  • Use of quantal analysis to show that plasticity arises presynaptically
  • Synaptic depression and the "Depletion Model"
  • Relationship of depletion model parameters to binomial statistical parameters
  • Refinements to the depletion hypothesis
  • Origin of slow phases of depression
  • Role of multiple vesicle pools
  • Role of vesicle endocytosis
  • Role for calcium in recovery
  • Why depression is sometimes absent
  • Other forms of depression
  • Phases of synaptic enhancement: facilitation, augmentation, and potentiation
  • Presynaptic electrical events in synaptic enhancement
  • Calcium and the nonlinear summation single site hypothesis
  • Kinetic components of calcium removal
  • Multiple sites of calcium action
  • Problems with identifying molecular mediators
  • Candidate molecular mediators
  • A comprehensive model of presynaptic plasticity
  • Other forms of synaptic enhancement
  • Computational roles of short-term synaptic plasticity
  • Physiological roles of short-term synaptic plasticity
Play 'Stem cells derived from amniotic fluid and placenta'
Stem cells derived from amniotic fluid and placenta More info
Prof. Anthony Atala


  • 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

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