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  1. Parkinson’s: The Great Drug Experiment (2012)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (PAL, 45 minutes), £9.99

    Documentary on MitoQ, a drug developed and marketed by Antipodean Pharmaceuticals Ltd, which is designed to slow the progression of Parkinson’s. The programme follows volunteers through a twelve month...

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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. Guts (2012)

    Producer
    Helen Thomas
    Subject
    Biology; Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes), £195.00

    Presenter Michael Mosley uncovers the secret life of the human digestive tract. Using the latest in medical imagery and a tiny state of the art camera ‘pill’ that he swallows at the start of the film,...

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  4. 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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  5. How Long Have I Got Doc? (2012)

    Subject
    Health Education; Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL), £29.99

    A powerful training tool for GPs which was released to coincide with research by Dying Matters which revealed that increasing GPs’ confidence in talking to patients about dying and death can transform end...

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  6. 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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  7. Dysphagia: Experiences of People with Swallowing Difficulties (2012)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 90 minutes), £22.38 (£15.99 to parents/carers and students)

    The DVD contains interviews with people who are experiencing dysphagia (difficulty with swallowing), or are recovering from it. There are also interviews with carers. The DVD charts the wider aspects of the...

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  8. Gastrostomy: Experiences of Parent Carers and Adults Using Nutritional Support (2012)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £24.99 (£21.99 to parents/carers and students)

    This DVD aims to support the work of speech and language therapists, surgeons, dietitians and other members of the multi-disciplinary team by following and explaining the patient journey. It emphasises the...

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  9. 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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  10. 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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