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  1. Killer T Cell Attacking Cancer (2012)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    Short video filmed through an Olympus microscope, showing a killer T cell attacking a cancer cell. The original footage shown was made by Alex Ritter, a PhD student on the NIH-OxCam programme, in the...

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  2. Memory Loss Tapes, The (2012)

    Director
    Shari Cookson; Nick Doob
    Producer
    Shari Cookson; Nick Doob
    Subject
    Medical sciences; Mental Health and Counselling

    This documentary, made in a cinema verite style, profiles seven people living with Alzheimer’s disease, each in an advancing state of dementia, from its earliest detectable changes through to death.

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  3. Key Issues in Sports Cardiology (2012)

    Subject
    Medical sciences; Sports science

    Matthew Wilson, who runs the Sports Cardiology Research Programme at Aspetar Sports Medicine Centre, Qatar, talks Karim Khan through key issues, and the latest research, in sports cardiology. [17 minutes]

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  4. Pain and Arthritis (2012)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    People with arthritis live with severe pain. Even just getting dressed can be an agonising ordeal. Yet we are still not sure how to manage it. Arthritis affects young and old alike. Joint replacement surgery...

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  5. Can Nanotechnology Help Cure Cancer? (2012)

    Subject
    Medical sciences; Technology

    What makes a cancer cell different from a healthy cell and how can nano-particles recognise them in order to deliver chemotherapy treatments without side effects? Nanotechnology expert Sonia Trigueros...

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  6. Lasers in Chemistry Research (2012)

    Subject
    Chemistry; Medical sciences

    This short video shows how UW-Madison Chemistry Professor Martin Zanni’s laboratory uses lasers to study the causes of Type II diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease and cataracts. [1 minute 44 seconds]

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  7. Medicinal Cannabis and Its Impact on Human Health (2011)

    Director
    James Schmachtenberger; Lindsey Ward
    Subject
    Medical sciences

    In this documentary, physicians and leading researchers discuss the medicinal use of cannabis and its demonstrated affects on human health. Topics include: the consensus from over 15000 scientific and...

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  8. Cut: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision (2011)

    Director
    Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon
    Subject
    Medical sciences; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 70 minutes), $34.95

    CUT is a documentary that examines the subject of male circumcision from a religious, scientific and ethical perspective. Using cutting-edge research, in addition to interview footage of rabbis,...

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  9. When Will we Understand Autistic Spectrum Disorders? (2011)

    Subject
    Medical sciences; Psychology

    Video recording of Rosalind Franklin Award Lecture given by Professor Francesca Happé at the Royal Society, London on 26 October 2011. In it she presents a cognitive neuroscience perspective on what might...

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  10. 23 Week Babies: The Price of Life (2011)

    Director
    Adam Wishart
    Subject
    Medical sciences

    Babies born four months early - in the 23rd week of pregnancy - exist on the very edge of life. A few go on to become the ‘miracle babies’ of glossy magazines, but most die. Director Adam Wishart has...

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