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The biology of Alzheimer’s – and what we might do to cure it | Lou Reese

Why do people get Alzheimer’s? How do you differentiate amongst the different types, and what’s really going on? With imaging now we can see the accumulation of certain toxic proteins in people’s brains. There is general consensus that there are a number of these that are implicated in the disease. A-beta (or Beta-Amyloid), tau, alpha […]

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Meet the Doctoral Researcher – Physiology & Biochemistry

Hi I’m Joanna Vella. My doctoral studies are in population and forensic genetics, and medical genetics, within the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. I am tracing the origins of the Maltese, by investigating maternal and paternal ancestry. I am doing this by studying the lineage markers: Mitochondrial DNA — which is inherited maternally — and […]

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Mendel’s Laws, excerpt 1 | MIT 7.01SC Fundamentals of Biology

The following content is provided under a Creative Commons license. Your support will help MIT OpenCourseWare continue to offer high quality educational resources for free. To make a donation or view additional materials from hundreds of MIT courses, visit MIT OpenCourseWare at ocw.mit.edu. ERIC LANDER: Let’s talk about what Mendel really did in his experiments. […]

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Sunset and Yellow Micariff Guppy Genetics, Sex-Linked Inheritance

Hi everyone! Here are some male yellow MIcariff guppies. Basically, they’re a yellow bodied fish with yellow fins. And here’s the sunset form they have an additional red color to their fins. In this video, I’ll explain the genetics behind these two forms of the Micariff guppy. Starting with the simplest case if you breed […]

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