A personalized, made-to-order, mini human brain? Why not? All we need is some skin or hair cells from a person! Learn how scientists are making mini brains (boring scientific term: cerebral organoids) and how they are using them to study brain development and disease.
Our brain processes information from the surrounding world and drives our emotions and behavior. Despite many years of research we still lack understanding how billions of neurons work together to enable this driving function. This lack of knowledge is to a large extent due to our limited ability to control activity of individual neurons. Optogenetics, a new technique capable of controlling the brain with light, has revolutionized neuroscience and opens new ways to treat neurological disorders in humans.
Cognitive reserve explains how some people tend to be more resilient to brain changes or damages than others. Greater understanding of this concept could lead to interventions to slow cognitive ageing or reduce the risk of dementia.
Our bodies contain trillions of bacterial cells. What do they do, and how can we know? Are bacteria one day going to destroy us all? How do they adapt to become resistant to the drugs that are meant to kill them? To answer each of these questions we'll need to know something about the rapidly evolving field of bacterial genetics.
Have you ever wondered why it is hard to recover from brain damage? Or what happens inside the brain when it is injured? We will explore not only this, but also the latest and most exciting research from the science of brain repair!
Вы когда-нибудь задавались вопросом: «Что такое жизнь?». На первый взгляд кажется, что это весьма философское понятие. Но на самом деле мы сталкиваемся с ним гораздо чаще, чем вы думаете. Многие прикладные задачи были бы нерешаемы без знания того, как отличить живое от неживого. Подробнее об этом слушайте в моей лекции.
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Epigenetics means "above genetics". Wonder what that means? We invite you to 15x4 Munich to get a flavour of this exciting science and how processes which it studies affect our lives and overall well-being.
Did you know that you can actually train your brain like a muscle? Neurofeedback uses modern EEG technology to make the brains’ activity visible so that you can train specific brain frequencies related to specific mental states. And Steven will explain you how it works.
Are you human? Good, this applies to you. Metabolomics offers a high-resolution snapshot of human metabolism. You will want to learn about it as some of the exciting findings may change our view on health and biology. So come to the talk!
Всегда ли мутантом быть это плохо? Существуют ли в реальной жизни супергерои с невероятными способностями? Узнайте об этом в лекции.
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