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  • Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila Creative commons image Icon By André Karwath aka Aka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila

    By Pelumi Nubi

    What happens when DNA becomes damaged? One OU PhD student explains how studying interstrand crosslinks in fruit flies...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Apr 2017

  • Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila

    Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila Creative commons image Icon By André Karwath aka Aka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 21 Apr 2017
    What happens when DNA becomes damaged? One OU PhD student explains how studying interstrand crosslinks in fruit flies has exploited similar human...
  • Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health Creative commons image Icon By Lite-Trac (Lite-Trac) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health

    By Alex Dawson

    What are the links between mood disorders and a type of pesticide called Organophosphates? One OU PhD student...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Apr 2017

  • Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health

    Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health Creative commons image Icon By Lite-Trac (Lite-Trac) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Apr 2017
    What are the links between mood disorders and a type of pesticide called Organophosphates? One OU PhD student explains their research... 
  • Challenge: Make paper and ink Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: qimono

    Challenge: Make paper and ink

    By The OpenLearn team

    Could our stricken scientists make their own paper and ink? It required undestanding of the processes involved. ...

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    12 Apr 2017

  • Challenge: Make paper and ink

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    Challenge: Make paper and ink Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: qimono
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Apr 2017
    Could our stricken scientists make their own paper and ink? It required undestanding of the processes involved.  
  • Nanotechnology: Good things come in small packages

    By Konstantina Nadia Tzelepi

    How does it feel to use something in your everyday life without realising its importance? Lots of people use it. The...

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    03 Apr 2017

  • Nanotechnology: Good things come in small packages

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Apr 2017
    How does it feel to use something in your everyday life without realising its importance? Lots of people use it. The economy has changed dramatically over...
  • 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

    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
    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...
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    British Science Week

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

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    1 hour 30 mins

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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

    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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    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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    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...

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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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    Detecting Down’s syndrome in the unborn fetus Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    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 27 Apr 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Diploma in Paramedic Science

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Apr 2017
    The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC...

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
    Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Apr 2017
    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Apr 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 27 Apr 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 27 Apr 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 27 Apr 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 27 Apr 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 27 Apr 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 27 Apr 2017
    If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range...