21st February – Maintain your zinc intake – A way to improve memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease? – Dr Catherine Lawrence

Inflammation is a response of our immune system that occurs following infection or tissue damage to help us fight infection and promote tissue repair. However, too much inflammation or inflammation that occurs under inappropriate circumstances (e.g. in the absence of infection) can be damaging to our body, especially the brain, and is increasingly implicated in Read more about 21st February – Maintain your zinc intake – A way to improve memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease? – Dr Catherine Lawrence[…]

15th June – Alzheimer’s Disease – What goes wrong in the brain? – Dr Michael Harte

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a physical disease that affects the brain. It is named after Alois Alzheimer, the doctor who first described it in 1906. AD is a chronic neurodegenerative (loss of brain cells) disease that usually starts slowly and gradually worsens over time. With current treatments for AD only providing temporary symptomatic benefits, disease Read more about 15th June – Alzheimer’s Disease – What goes wrong in the brain? – Dr Michael Harte[…]

15th July – Building Brains – Prof. Steven Furber

Understanding the brain remains as one of the great frontiers of science – how does this organ upon which we all so critically depend perform its function as an information processing system? The SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network Architecture) platform has been developed to support real-time modelling of large-scale brain subsystems with the objective of accelerating Read more about 15th July – Building Brains – Prof. Steven Furber[…]