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  1. Repairing the Code (2012)

    Subject
    Biology; Medical sciences

    Video recording of the Francis Crick Lecture given at the Royal Society on 7 December 2011 by Dr Simon Boulton from Cancer Research UK. DNA, also known as the ‘blue print’ of life, encodes the...

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  2. Epigenetic Modifications and Cancer

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    Professor Skirmantas Kriaucionis aims to to elucidate the molecular function of DNA modifications in normal cells and cancer. Although all cells in the human body have the same genome, they look different...

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  3. Moon Children (2000 Video)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks at children affected by xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare condition that makes the skin so sensitive tht any exposure to ultraviolet light would cause cancer. Shows how the study of this condition is...

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  4. Cancer and the Genome (2 Parts) (2005)

    Subject
    Biology; FE; Medical sciences

    Two 15-minute programmes. The first looks at cancer and its causes and the second shows an A-level biology class demonstrating their knowledge of DNA and proteins.

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  5. Genetic Fingerprinting (1990 Video)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Master: SP Betacam/Panasonic MII Videocassette. VHS. col. 25 min., £42.25 (+VAT +p&p)

    Explains the process of gathering forensic material and illustrates this with reconstructions of violent crime. Explains the scope and limitations of the technique. Describes use of DNA fingerprints in...

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  6. Aflatoxins (2017)

    aka: Aflatoxins: Chemistry in Its Element

    Subject
    Biology; Chemistry

    Why did thousands of turkeys drop dead across England in 1961? Why is eating peanut butter on a stick of celery better for you than spreading it on toast? This podcast answers both questions by investigating...

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  7. Dna: The Story of the Pioneers Who Changed the World (2004)

    Subject
    Biology; Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (300 minutes), £24.95

    A double DVD consisting of five programmes (four of them broadcast on Channel 4) tracing the history of one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century - the double-helix structure of DNA.

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  8. Viruses: The Deadly Enemy (1997 Video)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 25 min., 2004 sale: £35.00 (+VAT inc. p&p)

    Looks at viruses, viral diseases, the immune system’s response and vaccination. Covers: viral epidemics; shapes, structures and characteristics of viruses; methods of reproduction; how viruses cause...

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