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  • What effects does mercury have on health and the environment?

    Although in its natural form mercury is not especially toxic, it still poses a real risk when it finds its way into the environment.

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    5 mins

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    12 Sep 2017

  • What effects does mercury have on health and the environment?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Sep 2017
    Although in its natural form mercury is not especially toxic, it still poses a real risk when it finds its way into the environment.
  • Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you?

    By Lisa Claydon, Paul Catley

    If brain scans can reveal when someone is lying, should they become part of the court process? The OU's Paul Catley and Lisa Claydon consider the case.

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    If brain scans can reveal when someone is lying, should they become part of the court process? The OU's Paul Catley and Lisa Claydon consider the case.
  • How are Ethiopian coffee growers responding to climate change?

    By Baraka Rateng’

    As the climate changes, Ethiopia's coffee industry is under threat. But faced with a mountain to climb, climbing a mountain might provide a solution. Baraka Rateng’ explains.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • How are Ethiopian coffee growers responding to climate change?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    As the climate changes, Ethiopia's coffee industry is under threat. But faced with a mountain to climb, climbing a mountain might provide a solution. Baraka...
  • Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list

    As the prospects of a post-Brexit UK/US trade deal get caught up in the question of chickens washed in chlorine, here's a short guide to background reading on poultry standards

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    01 Aug 2017

  • Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    As the prospects of a post-Brexit UK/US trade deal get caught up in the question of chickens washed in chlorine, here's a short guide to background reading...
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    01 Jun 2017

  • Extinctions at World Heritage Sites aren't just environmental disasters

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jun 2017
    As species vanish at alarming rates from protected areas, the impact goes beyond loss of diversity.  Emilio Rodríguez Mega reports.
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    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 has exploited similar human disorders.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Apr 2017

  • Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila

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    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...
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    Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons?

    By Dr David Scott

    Spice, and other synthetic drugs, are spreading through UK prisons at a rate that the authorities are struggling to respond to. The OU's David Scott explains why.

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    10 Apr 2017

  • Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Apr 2017
    Spice, and other synthetic drugs, are spreading through UK prisons at a rate that the authorities are struggling to respond to. The OU's David Scott explains...
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    DIY Science: Ecosphere

    By The OpenLearn team

    Use our easy to follow guide to create a mini-version of an ecosphere, and watch what happens to the plants and creatures inside.

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    Updated on:

    06 Apr 2017

  • DIY Science: Ecosphere

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Apr 2017
    Use our easy to follow guide to create a mini-version of an ecosphere, and watch what happens to the plants and creatures inside.
  • 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 economy has changed dramatically over the last 20 years because of it. OU PhD student, Konstantina Nadia Tzelepi, discusses...

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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 struggle to save the seabirds after the Torrey Canyon disaster

    By Dr J V Beer

    Fifty years ago [March 1967] the Torrey Canyon ran aground between Cornwall and the Isles Of Scilly, splilling over 100 million litres of crude oil into the sea. To mark the anniversary, we're reproducing an article from WWT's Wildfowl magazine,...

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    29 Mar 2017

  • The struggle to save the seabirds after the Torrey Canyon disaster

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Mar 2017
    Fifty years ago [March 1967] the Torrey Canyon ran aground between Cornwall and the Isles Of Scilly, splilling over 100 million litres of crude oil into the...
  • 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 explains one way in which scientists can target the delivery of drugs.

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    Updated on:

    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...
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    Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall

    By The OpenLearn team

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

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    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2017

  • Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2017
    The Open University takes us behind the scenes of David Attenborough's Life In the Undergrowth.
  • Hound hub

    By The OpenLearn team

    Love labradors? Potty about poodles? Explore the Hound hub to find out more about our furry friends.

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    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2017

  • Hound hub

    Updated 14 Mar 2017
    Love labradors? Potty about poodles? Explore the Hound hub to find out more about our furry friends.
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    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 the passion of the rare disease community, Open University PhD student Sarah Needs explains:

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2017

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

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    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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    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' magnetic properties are fantastic for medical imaging:  

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2017

  • Using lanthanides as medical imaging tools

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    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 protein doesn't solely determine how the body responds to the drug. Here's an explainer about what the sugars do: 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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...
  • Gold: Medicine for the Brain

    By Nayab Fatima

    Once used for decoration in the ancient world, discover why gold particles are now considered treasure in the world of medicine...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Feb 2017

  • Gold: Medicine for the Brain

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Once used for decoration in the ancient world, discover why gold particles are now considered treasure in the world of medicine...
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    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 on biology and medicine:

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Feb 2017

  • Targeted genome editing: Introducing the CRISPR/Cas9 system

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    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:
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    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 about genome editing...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Feb 2017

  • Rewriting DNA: An introduction to genome editing

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    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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    Big data and bioinformatics: Powerful tools for decoding DNA

    By Stephen Chandler

    With so many researchers all over the world producing information, is there a way for other scientists to look at large sets of results and use them to make new discoveries? 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2017

  • Big data and bioinformatics: Powerful tools for decoding DNA

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Feb 2017
    With so many researchers all over the world producing information, is there a way for other scientists to look at large sets of results and use them to make...
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    Genomic “dark matter”: a key to understand cancer biology?

    By Perla Pucci

    Could studying certain elements in our genome , previously considered to be 'junk', hold the key to the treatment of several diseases? One OU Ph.D. student explains her research:

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    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2017

  • Genomic “dark matter”: a key to understand cancer biology?

    Genomic “dark matter”: a key to understand cancer biology? Creative commons image Icon Richard Wheeler under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Feb 2017
    Could studying certain elements in our genome , previously considered to be 'junk', hold the key to the treatment of several diseases? One OU Ph.D....
  • Dolly The Sheep: What happened next?

    Back at the start of the century, OpenLearn - or Open2.net as we were then known - investigated Dolly The Sheep and the implications of cloning animals. A lot has happened in the years since then. Time to catch up.

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    20 Feb 2017

  • Dolly The Sheep: What happened next?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2017
    Back at the start of the century, OpenLearn - or Open2.net as we were then known - investigated Dolly The Sheep and the implications of cloning animals....
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    Rare diseases are important too: Investigating Idiopatic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

    By Ester Pascual-Baixauli

    Idiopatic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), is a rare disease prevalent in obese women of child-bearing age; this article explores The Open University's research into the disease.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2017

  • Rare diseases are important too: Investigating Idiopatic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Feb 2017
    Idiopatic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), is a rare disease prevalent in obese women of child-bearing age; this article explores The Open University's...
  • How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics?

    By Madhukara Putty

    Indian researchers have taken inspiration from nature to develop a way of protecting replacement hips and joints from infection - without the need for antibiotics. 

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2017

  • How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Indian researchers have taken inspiration from nature to develop a way of protecting replacement hips and joints from infection - without the need for...
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    How our brain changes as we grow old: the Blood Brain Barrier breakdown

    By Eduardo Frias-Anaya

    What's the Blood Brain Barrier and how does studying this help us to find out more about diseases associated with ageing such as Alzheimer’s? OU research student, Eduardo Frias-Anaya explains:

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    10 mins

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    Updated on:

    03 Feb 2017

  • How our brain changes as we grow old: the Blood Brain Barrier breakdown

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Feb 2017
    What's the Blood Brain Barrier and how does studying this help us to find out more about diseases associated with ageing such as Alzheimer’s? ...
  • Does counting calories work?

    By Nicola Twilley, Cynthia Graber

    If you're finding your new diet frustrating because you can't make the calories add up, you're not alone. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley investigate why the calorie might be broken.

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    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2017

  • Does counting calories work?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2017
    If you're finding your new diet frustrating because you can't make the calories add up, you're not alone. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley investigate...
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    Shift working – does it change how we think?

    By Emily Breese

    How does sleep deprivation and circadian rhythm affect shift workers' cognition? Emily Breese, a postgraduate student at The OU, explains the importance of her research on this:

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    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2017

  • Shift working – does it change how we think?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Feb 2017
    How does sleep deprivation and circadian rhythm affect shift workers' cognition? Emily Breese, a postgraduate student at The OU, explains the...
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    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to publish it... but how do you persuade the gatekeepers to open up?

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    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2017

  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor? Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Kaboompics
    Updated 11 Jan 2017
    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to publish it... but how do you persuade the...
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    Global Handwashing Day

    By Rachel McMullan

    Take a look at the cultural, social and religious implications of washing hands while also learning more about the science of hygiene and sanitation. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Oct 2016

  • Global Handwashing Day

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Oct 2016
    Take a look at the cultural, social and religious implications of washing hands while also learning more about the science of hygiene and sanitation. 
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    Free course: Histology

    OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from Open University study; trying one of our free courses, such as Histology is an ideal starting point.

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    30 Sep 2016

  • Free course: Histology

    Free course: Histology Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Updated 30 Sep 2016
    OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from Open University study; trying one of our free courses, such as Histology is an ideal...
  • Dogs under the microscope

    By Dr Mark Hirst

    Dr Mark Hirst delves into Dog DNA to explain where they came from and why there are so many different types.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Sep 2016

  • Dogs under the microscope

    Introductory level Updated 12 Sep 2016
    Dr Mark Hirst delves into Dog DNA to explain where they came from and why there are so many different types.
  • Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    Caster Semenya's 800 metres victory at Rio hasn't been met with universal acclaim, as it reopens the debate over hyperadrogenic atheletes.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2016

  • Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Aug 2016
    Caster Semenya's 800 metres victory at Rio hasn't been met with universal acclaim, as it reopens the debate over hyperadrogenic atheletes.
  • Why could phosphorus depletion leave us all hungry?

    By Michelle Dobrovolny

    Easily accesible phosphorus rock sources are starting to run out. As the mines empty, food production could be hit. Should access to the rock become a basic human right?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jul 2016

  • Why could phosphorus depletion leave us all hungry?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2016
    Easily accesible phosphorus rock sources are starting to run out. As the mines empty, food production could be hit. Should access to the rock become a basic...
  • OpenLearn Live: 22nd July 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    A biochemist with a fearsome reputation; how drones are helping ferrets and keeping your workers involved. Free learning from across the day.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Jul 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 22nd July 2016

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jul 2016
    A biochemist with a fearsome reputation; how drones are helping ferrets and keeping your workers involved. Free learning from across the day.
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    How do you tell the biological sex of a T-Rex?

    By Jon Tennant

    Carefully, if you find yourself trying to determine the sex of a live T-Rex. But when all you have is fossils... how do you go about it?

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jun 2016

  • How do you tell the biological sex of a T-Rex?

    How do you tell the biological sex of a T-Rex? Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Yana Ray
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jun 2016
    Carefully, if you find yourself trying to determine the sex of a live T-Rex. But when all you have is fossils... how do you go about it?
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    OpenLearn Live: 8th June 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Why antibiotics in cow dung might be even more worrying than you'd guess, and the sinking value of Coca-Cola. Free learning from through the day.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jun 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 8th June 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 8th June 2016 Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Didgeman
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jun 2016
    Why antibiotics in cow dung might be even more worrying than you'd guess, and the sinking value of Coca-Cola. Free learning from through the day.
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jun 2016

  • Is the first step in beating superbugs to defeat poverty?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jun 2016
    A two-speed health service can only aid the spread of disease resistant 'superbugs', warns Jason Silverstein
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    Can the way research is reported play into sexist assumptions?

    By Dr. Cliodhna O’Connor

    The way much research on sexual differentiation is conducted and communicated has come under intense criticism from scholars in both the natural and social sciences. Cliodhna O’Connor describes how traditional gender stereotypes are projected onto...

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    15 Apr 2016

  • Can the way research is reported play into sexist assumptions?

    Can the way research is reported play into sexist assumptions? Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Geralt
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Apr 2016
    The way much research on sexual differentiation is conducted and communicated has come under intense criticism from scholars in both the natural and social...
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    60 second adventures in microgravity

    By Dr Sabrina Gaertner, Dr Ben Rozitis, Dr Helen Fraser

    What is microgravity, and how does it help science research? This series, funded by the UK Space Agency, explores how we recreate microgravity conditions on Earth, and why they are beneficial to scientific research.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Apr 2016

  • 60 second adventures in microgravity

    Featuring: Video Video
    60 second adventures in microgravity Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Apr 2016
    What is microgravity, and how does it help science research? This series, funded by the UK Space Agency, explores how we recreate microgravity conditions on...
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2016

  • How are scientists testing for the growth of antibiotic resistance?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2016
    Is following the evolution of bacteria going to help us find a solution to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance?
  • What are premature babies telling us about antibiotic resistance?

    By Lunatic Laboratories

    A new study of the bacteria found in the guts of children born before full-term shows the superbug problem is a growing threat.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2016

  • What are premature babies telling us about antibiotic resistance?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2016
    A new study of the bacteria found in the guts of children born before full-term shows the superbug problem is a growing threat.
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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • Ever Wondered About... Berries?

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
    Paul Merrett and David Shuker discuss the science and significance of berries.
  • Ever Wondered About... Fish?

    By Professor David Shuker, Paul Merrett

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    Influenza: A case study

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    Quiz: Can you identify food under an electron microscope?

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    BSE and vCJD: Their biology and management

    The furore surrounding the socalled mad cow diseases is an important and controversial episode of recent years Although it peaked several years ago the topic is still of great medical significance influencing the way the public thinks about and experiences science and scientists All of which is touched upon in in this free course BSE and vCJD their biology and management

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    Diabetes care

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    24 Jul 2018

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    How can you exercise safely in the heat?

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    23 Jul 2018

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    Charles Dickens and the dinosaurs

    By John C Murray

    How was Charles Dickens influenced by Victorian interest in dinosaurs? John C Murray explores how Dickens might have been shaped by the work of Richard Owen in this review of Gowan Dawson's Dickens, Dinosaurs, and Design in Victorian Literature...

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    When is the best time to water during a heatwave?

    The sun is out, the sky is blue; there's not a cloud to spoil the view and have you seen what that's doing to the herbaceous border? Botanist Alastair Culham explains how to make the most of watering as Britain continues to experience a hot spell.

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    05 Jul 2018

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    Young people in the UK chug their way through more energy drinks that anywhere else in Europe. Amelia Lake and Shelina Visram ask if it's time to take action.

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    Young people in the UK chug their way through more energy drinks that anywhere else in Europe. Amelia Lake and Shelina Visram ask if it's time to take action.
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    Science doesn't know how free divers do it

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    20 Mar 2018

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    Gene testing

    This free course Gene testing looks at three different uses of genetic testing prenatal diagnosis childhood testing and adult testing Such tests provide genetic information in the form of a predictive diagnosis and as such are described as predictive tests Prenatal diagnosis uses techniques such as amniocentesis to test fetuses in the womb For example it is commonly offered to women over 35 to test for Downs syndrome Childhood testing involves testing children for genetic diseases that may not become a problem until they grow up and adult testing is aimed at people at risk of lateonset disorders which do not appear until middle age In addition we address some of the issues involved in carrier testing another predictive test This involves the testing of people from families with a history of genetic disease to find out who carries the gene and who therefore might pass the disease onto their children even though they themselves are unaffected Here the aim is to enable couples to make informed choices about whether or not to have children and if so whether they might have a genetic disease studies proteins Starting with a simple analysis of the molecular make up the course moves on to look at the importance of protein and how they are digested and absorbed

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    Addiction and neural ageing

    This free course Addiction and neural ageing takes its title from two topics that are of immense worldwide social economic ethical and political importance You will develop a Masters level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas

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    Vaccination

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    29 Jan 2018

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    Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood

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    As the planet has ever-more mouths to feed, could increasing the consumption of seaweed and algae be the answer?

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    As the planet has ever-more mouths to feed, could increasing the consumption of seaweed and algae be the answer?
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    The turkey is a fascinating bird - and demands more respect than a bit of stuffing and a spot of cranberry. Ricki Lewis explains more

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    Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment

    The incidence of obesity is on the increase in affluent societies and the phenomenon commands increasing attention from health professionals legislators and the media This free course Obesity Balanced diets and treatment looks at the science behind obesity examining the dietary physiological and genetic aspects of the topic

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    A block of ice melts away, and there sits a frog. Is this an ice monster of some sort? No.
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    Gene manipulation in plants

    Genetic manipulation of crops is an issue of great current interest and controversy This free course Gene manipulation in plants covers some of the basic science that underpins the debate and examines the hotly contested case study of the development of golden rice By looking at the science behind the headlines you will acquire a clearer idea of both what is possible in GM science and what may be considered desirable

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    27 Oct 2017

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    Genetic manipulation of crops is an issue of great current interest and...
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    Is there something truly demonic about the vampire squid from hell? No.
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    Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels

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    Replacing cows milk with non-dairy alternatives can put you at risk of not getting enough iodine. Here's why that matters - and what you can do about it.
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    By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade

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