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  1. Viral Outbreak: The Science of Emerging Disease (2010)

    Subject
    Biology; Medical sciences
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 240 minutes), free

    A series of four lectures in the 2010 Holiday Lectures series: Lecture 1 - Dengue Fever: Breaking Epidemic Cycles by Eva Harris; Lecture 2:- The Virus Hunter’s Toolkit by Joseph L. DeRisi,; Lecture 3 -...

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  2. Zoo Quest for a Dragon (6 Parts) (2009)

    Subject
    Anthropology; Biology; Geography; Media studies

    ZOO QUEST FOR A DRAGON, first broadcast in 1956, was the third in David Attenborough’s groundbreaking ZOO QUEST television natural history series. In these programmes he pioneered techniques in programme...

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  3. Is Human Evolution over? (2009)

    Subject
    Biology

    Audio recording from the Darwin College Lecture Series 2009 by Steve Jones. Many people - Darwin included - have claimed that the human species will continue to evolve in the future, as it has in the past....

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  4. Science Not Stamp Collecting (2009)

    Subject
    Biology; Environmental science

    Video recording of a lecture by Professor Stephen Hopper at the Royal Society on the importance of botany from 1759 to 2059. Arranged in collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to celebrate their...

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  5. Reprogramming the Code of Life (2009)

    Subject
    Biology

    Video recording of the Francis Crick Prize Lecture given at the Royal Society by Dr Jason Chin, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, on 26 November 2009. The information for synthesizing the molecules...

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  6. Exploring Biodiversity: The Search for New Medicines (2009)

    Subject
    Biology; Medical sciences
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 240 minutes), Free

    What medical secrets do venomous snails hold? How can listening in on bacterial conversations help develop new antibiotics? In four lectures given in the 2009 Holiday Lectures series, Dr. Bonnie L. Bassler...

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  7. Secret Universe: Journey Inside the Cell (2009)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes), £59.00 (DVD), £20.00 (1 Year Digital Licence), £59.00 (3 Year Digital Licence)

    This programme uses the latest techniques in cell visualisation and CGI to tell the story of the battle between a human cell and an adenovirus for the control of human DNA.

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  8. Using a Micropipette (2009)

    Director
    Jon Shears
    Producer
    Raymond Dalgleish; Nicola Suter-Giorgini; Kas Kramer
    Subject
    Biology

    A short film showing how to use a Gilson Micropipette. The film was made to support the teaching of undergraduate Biological Science students at the University of Leicester. [9 minutes]

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  9. Portraying the Brain (2008)

    Subject
    Biology; Philosophy; Psychology

    Audio recording of a public lecture by neurologist Adam Zeman at the Royal Society for the Encouragements of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA) on 6/3/2008, followed by discussion. He asks how can we make...

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  10. Interview with Jacques Monod. (2008)

    Producer
    Edward Goldwyn
    Subject
    Biology

    A very rare video interview with Jacques Monod. the French molecular biologist who was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1965. Produced by ex-Horizon producer Edward Goldwyn and recorded in...

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