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Science, Maths & Technology 

A tour of the cell

This free course, A tour of the cell, contains a blend of text and a multimedia interactive component to look at the uniformity and diversity within cells. Fundamental to understanding how cells 'work' is a knowledge of the subcellular components and how they are arranged. This is introduced through a series of in-text and self-assessment questions.

Free course
12 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

A tour of the cell

This free course, A tour of the cell, contains a blend of text and a multimedia interactive component to look at the uniformity and diversity within cells. Fundamental to understanding how cells 'work' is a knowledge of the subcellular components and how they are arranged. This is introduced through a series of in-text and self-assessment questions.

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A tour of the cell

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Vaccination

Vaccinations are now considered a part of everyday life, but how do they work? Vaccination is a free course that will help those with a background in biology understand the historical development of vaccination, assess the various types of vaccines used today, examine their production and explore the limitations that are placed on vaccination programmes.

Free course
14 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

Vaccination

Vaccinations are now considered a part of everyday life, but how do they work? Vaccination is a free course that will help those with a background in biology understand the historical development of vaccination, assess the various types of vaccines used today, examine their production and explore the limitations that are placed on vaccination programmes.

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Vaccination

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Science, Maths & Technology 

The delivery service to fix your brain

How can we make sure drugs get to where they are needed in the body? Open University PhD student Conor McQuaid explains one way in which scientists can target the delivery of drugs.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Are robots about to take jobs from the poor?

A new generation of robots could be expanding their career options - and that could be catastrophic news for the poorest in the world, says Aisling Irwin.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

The Hunt

Another chance to enjoy the award-winning, ground-breaking OU/BBC natural history series The Hunt. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series explores the dynamic relationship between predator and their prey. Watch clips from each episode and explore the science behind the stories.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall

The Open University takes us behind the scenes of David Attenborough's Life In the Undergrowth.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Water and human health

Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although only a tiny fraction of the Earth's supply is available to humans and terrestrial animals. In this free course, Water and human health, we look at threats, such as pollution, to water's capacity to support life around the world.

Free course
9 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

Water and human health

Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although only a tiny fraction of the Earth's supply is available to humans and terrestrial animals. In this free course, Water and human health, we look at threats, such as pollution, to water's capacity to support life around the world.

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Water and human health

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Brain Awareness Week

13-19 March 2017 is Brain Awareness Week. From our OU PhD students' fascinating research into the brain to a video on how brain neurons are just like a busy beach, we've got a host of FREE brainy learning materials.

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Has Donald Trump improved the US economy in fifty days? Creative commons image Icon Steven Depolo under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license article icon

Money & Business 

Has Donald Trump improved the US economy in fifty days?

Donald Trump is proudly acclaiming his great economic data. But is he actually enjoying a boom handed to him by President Obama? Gabriella Legrenzi considers the evidence.

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