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  • The delivery service to fix your brain

    By Conor McQuaid

    How can we make sure drugs get to where they are needed in the body? Open University PhD student Conor McQuaid...

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    20 Mar 2017

  • The delivery service to fix your brain

    The delivery service to fix your brain New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Mar 2017
    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...
  • Brain Awareness Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime

    Brain Awareness Week

    By Dr Ellie Dommett

    13-19 March 2017 is Brain Awareness Week. From our OU PhD students' fascinating research into the brain to a...

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    13 Mar 2017

  • Brain Awareness Week

    Brain Awareness Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 13 Mar 2017
    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...
  • British Science Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: British Science Week

    British Science Week

    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 10th-19th March 2017!

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    13 Mar 2017

  • British Science Week

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 13 Mar 2017
    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 10th-19th March 2017!
  • Separate coloured ink with this experiment

    By Dr Nicholas Turner

    Did you know your black biro isn't black and your green felt tip isn't green? Don't believe this? Try this...

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    13 Mar 2017

  • Separate coloured ink with this experiment

    Separate coloured ink with this experiment Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 13 Mar 2017
    Did you know your black biro isn't black and your green felt tip isn't green? Don't believe this? Try this chromatography experiment.
  • Beachbrains Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Beachbrains

    By Jon hall

    Ever tried to picture how many neurons we have inside our brain but can't envisage it? Use this busy beach ...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Mar 2017

  • Beachbrains

    Beachbrains Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Mar 2017
    Ever tried to picture how many neurons we have inside our brain but can't envisage it? Use this busy beach analogy to help you understand the brain:...
  • Researching rare disorders: NGLY-1, the first disorder of deglycosylation Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: By The original uploader was TimVickers at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    Researching rare disorders: NGLY-1, the first disorder of deglycosylation

    By Sarah Needs

    What happens when our cells can’t get rid of the waste products they produce?  Working on a project inspired by...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Mar 2017

  • Researching rare disorders: NGLY-1, the first disorder of deglycosylation

    Researching rare disorders: NGLY-1, the first disorder of deglycosylation Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: By The original uploader was TimVickers at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Mar 2017
    What happens when our cells can’t get rid of the waste products they produce?  Working on a project inspired by the passion of the rare disease...
  • Using lanthanides as medical imaging tools Creative commons image Icon By Helmut Januschka (Helmut Januschka)CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Using lanthanides as medical imaging tools

    By Irene Villares Ojea

    Discover how an element belonging to the 'rare earth metals' is being used in medicine. Here's how lanthanides'...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Using lanthanides as medical imaging tools

    Using lanthanides as medical imaging tools Creative commons image Icon By Helmut Januschka (Helmut Januschka)CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Discover how an element belonging to the 'rare earth metals' is being used in medicine. Here's how lanthanides' magnetic properties are fantastic for medical...
  • Sugar coating biopharmaceuticals

    By Matthew Allen

    Many modern therapeutics, such as those used to treat anaemia and breast cancer, are proteins - but the...

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Sugar coating biopharmaceuticals

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Many modern therapeutics, such as those used to treat anaemia and breast cancer, are proteins - but the protein doesn't solely determine how...
  • Targeted genome editing: Introducing the CRISPR/Cas9 system Creative commons image Icon By Thomas Splettstoesser (www.scistyle.com) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Targeted genome editing: Introducing the CRISPR/Cas9 system

    By Sonia Azeggagh

    Ever heard of CRISPR/Cas9? OU research student, Sonia Azeggagh, explains the impact of this genome editing technology...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Feb 2017

  • Targeted genome editing: Introducing the CRISPR/Cas9 system

    Targeted genome editing: Introducing the CRISPR/Cas9 system Creative commons image Icon By Thomas Splettstoesser (www.scistyle.com) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Ever heard of CRISPR/Cas9? OU research student, Sonia Azeggagh, explains the impact of this genome editing technology on biology and medicine:
  • Rewriting DNA: An introduction to genome editing Creative commons image Icon By Thomas Splettstoesser (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Rewriting DNA: An introduction to genome editing

    By Sonia Azeggagh

    Why would scientists want to alter the DNA of organisms or cells? One OU Ph.D. student explains all you need to know...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Feb 2017

  • Rewriting DNA: An introduction to genome editing

    Rewriting DNA: An introduction to genome editing Creative commons image Icon By Thomas Splettstoesser (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Why would scientists want to alter the DNA of organisms or cells? One OU Ph.D. student explains all you need to know about genome editing...

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  • Detecting Down’s syndrome in the unborn fetus

    Downs syndrome is the condition that is screened for the most in pregnant women because of the increased risk with the increasing age of mothers....

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  • Detecting Down’s syndrome in the unborn fetus

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    Downs syndrome is the condition that is screened for the most in pregnant women...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Diploma in Paramedic Science

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    Diploma in Paramedic Science Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC...

    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
    Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built...

    Certificate in Health Sciences

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    Certificate in Health Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a...

    Certificate in Physics

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    Certificate in Physics
    Duration 900 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age –...

    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences

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    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    This foundation degree has been specially developed for staff working in a variety...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    This DipHE course has been specially developed for staff working in a variety of...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 26 Mar 2017
    If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range...