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Medical Sciences Division

The Division comprises over 2200 academics and staff, 800 graduate students and 900 undergraduates; about 350 NHS Clinicians and GPs contribute to our teaching activities. In total over 2500 individuals are involved in research.
Medical sciences research at Oxford has maintained its pre-eminent standing, as demonstrated by the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Analysis of the preliminary results published in December 2008 places Oxford medical sciences research as being of the highest quality in the UK in four separate medical science disciplines.

Series associated with Medical Sciences Division

A Splash of Colour
Africa Oxford Initiative
Autoimmune Disease
Big Questions - with Oxford Sparks
Calleva Research Centre
Cancer
Cancer in the Developing World
Career Equality Talks
Centre for Personalised Medicine
Children's Language and Literacy Impairments
Combined Medical-Surgical Grand Rounds
CortexCast - A Neuroscience Podcast
Crossing Boundaries
Diabetes and Obesity
Epidemics and Vaccines
Ethics and Early Intervention in Mental Health: Promoting Change through Research
Evidence-Based Health Care
Experimental Psychology Department
Families for the Treatment of Hereditary MND (FATHoM) Oxford Meeting
Families for the Treatment of Hereditary Motor Neuron Disease
Genetics
Global Health
Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX)
History of Tropical Medicine at Oxford
HIV
IDEAL Collaboration Conference 2016
Immunology
Inspiring Women in Science
Issues in Bioethics - Oxford Bioethics Network
Lectures in Pharmacology
Malaria
Malaria Atlas Project
McMichael Symposium
Medical Sciences
Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children
Musical Abstracts
NDM International Activities
NDM Public Engagement
NDM Units
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Nuffield Department of Medicine, Meet our Students
OPDC: Progress in Parkinson's Research.
Oxford Biomedical Research
Oxford Sparks: bringing science to life
Primary Care Health Sciences
Psychiatry
Public Health and Epidemiology (Richard Doll Seminars)
Public Lecture Podcasts from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
Research Integrity
Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences
Revolutionary Biology
Surgical Grand Rounds Lectures
Tackling Health Challenges
The Future of Science Symposium
The New Psychology of Depression
Translational and Clinical
Translational Medicine
Trust the Evidence
Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia: Oxford ARUK Public Open Day
Vaccine Research at Oxford
Vaccines - From Concept to Clinic with Oxford Sparks
Weatherall lecture
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Women in Medical Science
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Africa Works: Reflections on Failures and Successes in Healthcare Innovation Jake McKnight talks about the failures and successes of projects he’s studied or been involved in, reflecting on the idea that ‘Africa Works’, and as researchers and implementors, it’s up to us to fit local cultures rather to try to ‘fix’ them. Jake McKnight 08 Nov 2019
2 Creative Commons Gbagba and Jaadeh! as Anti-Corruption Revolutions from 'Below' Corruption is often bandied about in adult circles as the misuse of public influence for private gain. But, what if children could articulate how corruption is enmeshed in everyday human interactions? Robtel Neajai Pailey 08 Nov 2019
3 Everything is a poison Professor Jeffrey Aronson, Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, gives a talk on dose-response curves for the EBHC podcast series. Jeffrey Aronson 29 Oct 2019
4 Safe and effective drugs: The need to use all the available evidence to inform the effectiveness of commonly used medicines Carl Heneghan, Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, employs evidence-based methods to research diagnostic reasoning, test accuracy and communicating diagnostic results to a wider audience. Carl Heneghan 21 Oct 2019
5 Calcium is at the Coeur of Normal Heart Function and Disease Donald M. Bers delivers the Newton Abraham Professor Lecture, 2019. The lecture discusses the mechanisms by which calcium orchestrates cardiac function in health and is also involved in heart failure and life-threatening arrhythmias. Donald M. Bers 08 Oct 2019
6 Creative Commons Fighting against Poverty in the African Great Lakes Region: a question of Power and Resistance AfOx Visiting Fellow, Dr Aymar Bisoka from the Catholic University of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo delivered this seminar co-hosted by AfOx and the African House at Christ Church College. Aymar Bisoka 23 Sep 2019
7 Creative Commons Social ecology of cocoa farming in Ghana AfOx Visiting Fellow, Dr Rebecca Asare from the Nature Conservation Research Centre delivered this seminar co-hosted by AfOx and the African House at Christ Church College. Rebecca Asare 20 Sep 2019
8 Creative Commons Gender and water access- leveraging on social capital for inclusive access AfOx Visiting Fellow Professor Salome Bukachi, University of Nairobi delivered this seminar co-hosted by AfOx and the African House at Christ Church College. Salome Bukachi 20 Sep 2019
9 Medical advice and negotiations of medical authority in Nigerian HIV consultations AfOx Visiting Fellow, Dr Eniola Boluwaduro delivered this talk at All Souls College. Using the methodology of conservation analysis, Eniola examined the way in which doctors negotiate medical authority with patients during HIV consultations in Nigeria. Eniola Boluwaduro 16 Aug 2019
10 At The Interface : Richard Mooney We discuss Auditory Neuroscience in particular during vocal learning Alexander von Klemperer, Samuel Picard, Richard Mooney 23 Jul 2019
11 Creative Commons Diabetes, blood sugar, and red wine: a personal study This talk was delivered by Martin Bland. Martin Bland 17 Jul 2019
12 Creative Commons Nursing research in a global context Professor Sharon Brownie explains her research on nursing in LMICs Sharon Brownie 16 Jul 2019
13 Creative Commons The treatment and outcomes of care for sick newborns Researcher Jalemba Aluvaala tells us about his work concerning newborn care in LMICs. Jalemba Aluvaala 16 Jul 2019
14 Creative Commons Under pressure, the challenges of neonatal nursing Jacob McKnight tells us about the challenges faced by nurses caring for newborns in Kenya. Jacob McKnight 16 Jul 2019
15 Creative Commons Quantifying nursing care done (or left undone) David Gathara tells us about his work leading nursing research David Gathara 16 Jul 2019
16 Creative Commons Understanding nurses' work to care for sick newborns Social Scientist Jacinta Nzinga tell us about her research on the care of sick newborns. Jacinta Nzinga 16 Jul 2019
17 Creative Commons Health services that deliver for newborns. Professor Mike English tells us about the research project Health Services that Deliver for Newborns. Mike English 16 Jul 2019
18 Creative Commons Infectious diseases in the tropics Professor Tran Hien, founder member of our OUCRU unit in Vietnam tells us about the development of this very successful Clinical Research Unit. Tran Hien 16 Jul 2019
19 Creative Commons Sophisticated biostatistics for complex clinical research Professor Ronald Geskus from our OUCRU unit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, tells us about the contribution of biostatisticians to complex clinical research. Ronald Geskus 16 Jul 2019
20 Creative Commons Viral infections in Laos Dr Audrey Dubot-Peres from our LOMWRU unit in Laos and IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Marseille, France) tells us about her research on viral infections in Laos. Audrey Dubot-Peres 16 Jul 2019
21 Creative Commons Antimicrobial resistance in poultry production Dr Juan Carrique-Mas from OUCRU, our Clinical Research Unit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, tell us about his research in the development of antimicrobial resistance in small-scale poultry production. Juan Carrique-Mas 16 Jul 2019
22 Creative Commons Mathematical modelling for tropical diseases Lisa White, Professor of Modelling and Epidemiology at our MORU unit in Thailand, tells us how we can use mathematical and economic modelling to better use limited resources to control or eradicate tropical diseases Lisa White 16 Jul 2019
23 Creative Commons Scrub typhus in northern Thailand Dr Tri Wangrangsimakul from our MORU unit and based in Chiangrai, northern Thailand, tells us about his research on scrub typhus. Tri Wangrangsimakul 16 Jul 2019
24 Creative Commons Research at OUCRU Hanoi Professor Rogier van Doorn, director of our OUCRU unit in Hanoi, Vietnam, tells us about his research on antimicrobial resistance and avian influenza. Rogier van Doorn 12 Jul 2019
25 Creative Commons Clinical research in low and middle-income countries Professor Heiman Wertheim from our OUCRU unit in Hanoi, Vietnam, tells us about his research on drug resistant infections in low and middle-income countries. Heiman Wertheim 12 Jul 2019
26 Creative Commons Tuberculosis meningitis Professor Guy Thwaites, director of our OUCRU unit in Vietnam, tells us about his research on tuberculosis meningitis. Guy Thwaites 12 Jul 2019
27 Creative Commons OUCRU laboratory management Dr Motiur Rahman from our OUCRU unit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, tells us about his responsibilities in laboratory management. Motiur Rahman 12 Jul 2019
28 Creative Commons Developing collaborative clinical trials in Indonesia Dr Raph Hamers from our EOCRU unit in Jakarta, Indonesia, tells us how he developed collaborative clinical trials. Raph Hamers 12 Jul 2019
29 Creative Commons Central nervous system and HIV infections in Vietnam Professor Jeremy Day from our OUCRU unit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, tells us about his research on central nervous system and HIV infections in Vietnam. Jeremy Day 12 Jul 2019
30 Creative Commons Connecting research with communities in Nepal Dr Abhilasha Karkey from our Clinical Research Unit in Kathmandu, Nepal, tells us how research is brought to local communities in Nepal. Abhilasha Karkey 12 Jul 2019
31 Creative Commons Health policy and systems Dr Marco Haenssgen tells us about his research on Health policy and systems. Marco Haenssgen 12 Jul 2019
32 Creative Commons Transmission dynamics of hospital acquired infections Dr Tom Crellen from MORU (Mahidol Oxford Research Unit) in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about his research on transmission dynamics of infections aquired in hospitals. Tom Crellen 12 Jul 2019
33 Creative Commons Antibiotic prescription in primary care Dr Thomas Althaus from MORU (Mahidol Oxford Research Unit) in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about his research on antibiotic prescription at the point of primary care. Thomas Althaus 12 Jul 2019
34 Creative Commons Curing Plasmodium vivax malaria Professor Ric Price, affiliated with our OUCRU unit, tells us of his research on surveillance, diagnostics and treatments for Plasmodium vivax malaria Ric Price 12 Jul 2019
35 Creative Commons Genomics and global health Professor Olivo Miotto from our MORU programme in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us how genomics can help us improve global health Olivo Miotto 12 Jul 2019
36 Creative Commons Tracking antimalarial resistance and treatment of malaria using Triple ACTs Dr Rob van der Pluijm from MORU (Mahidol Oxford Research Unit) in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about his work as project coordinator in mapping resistance to antimalarials Rob van der Pluijm 12 Jul 2019
37 Creative Commons Blocking malaria transmission Dr Andrea Ruecker from MORU (Mahidol Oxford Research Unit) in Bangkok, Thailand, talks about possible interventions to block the transmission of falciparum malaria Andrea Ruecker 12 Jul 2019
38 Creative Commons Fighting malaria in Myanmar Professor Frank Smithuis from our MOCRU unit in Myanmar tells us about his research on malaria Frank Smithuis 12 Jul 2019
39 Creative Commons Primaquine and vivax malaria Dr James Watson from MORU in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about his research in the biology of relapse in vivax malaria, as well as the development of statistical models to better understand the pharmacology of antimalarial drugs. James Watson 12 Jul 2019
40 Creative Commons Using big data to eliminate malaria Dr Xin Hui Chan from MORU (Mahidol Oxford Research Unit) in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about the use of big data in our efforts to eliminate malaria Xin Hui Chan 12 Jul 2019
41 Creative Commons Malaria elimination and mass drug administration Dr Tom Peto from MORU (Mahidol Oxford Research Unit) in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us how mass drug administration can help eliminate malaria Tom Peto 12 Jul 2019
42 Creative Commons Primaquine for vivax and falciparum malaria Dr Bob Taylor from MORU (Mahidol Oxford Research Unit) in Bangkok, Thailand, tells us about his research on malaria, and how we can use primaquine to treat vivax malaria and prevent the transmission of falciparum malaria Bob Taylor 12 Jul 2019
43 The secret diary of a health ethnographer - what's it *really* like doing qualitative observation in operating rooms, ambulances, triage call centres and other health care settings? This guest lecture draws on nearly thirty years' experience of doing qualitative research in a variety of health settings that contain people, blood, injury, disease, emotions, and technologies. Catherine Pope 03 Jul 2019
44 Big data in heart failure - opportunities and realities The global health burden of heart failure is high, both as the common end-point for many cardiovascular diseases (e.g. hypertension and heart attacks) and a common point on the trajectory of non-cardiovascular diseases (e.g. chronic respiratory disease). Amitava Banerjee 03 Jul 2019
45 Creative Commons Behavioural Interventions to Improve the Quality of the Grocery Shopping This evening lecture is given in conjunction with the Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods accredited short course, part of the Evidence-Based Healthcare programme at the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education. Carmen Piernas 11 Jun 2019
46 At First Sight - Holly Bridge We discuss how the Brain processes vision. Alex von Klemperer, Samuel Picard, Paula Kaanders, Holly Bridge 08 Jun 2019
47 Sleeping with One Eye Open - Vladyslav Vyazovskiy We discuss the Science of Sleep Alex von Klemperer, Samuel Picard, Paula Kaanders, Vladyslav Vyasovskiy 08 Jun 2019
48 Driving Africa's prosperity through sustainable and innovative practices Guest lecture by the 6th President of Mauritius- Prof Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim 04 Jun 2019
49 Intro : Cortex Just Keeps the Rest of the Brain Warm We talk through what listeners can expect from future episodes of CortexCast. Alex von Klemperer, Paula Kaanders, Samuel Picard 31 May 2019
50 Is Africa a Dissimilar System? Oxford Africa Society 2019 Annual Lecture Discussion The discussion after the lecture, with an international guest panel on decolonising education and reimagining the higher education space in Africa and the Diaspora. Running Grass, Sizwe Mkwanazi, Shaeera Kalla, Nompendulo Mkatshwa. 17 May 2019
51 Is Africa a Dissimilar System? Oxford Africa Society 2019 Annual Lecture The Oxford Africa Society will host an annual lecture delivered by the Director of the University of Oxford’s African Studies Centre and Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, Wale Adebanwi. Wale Adebanwi 17 May 2019
52 Creative Commons The BMJ's open data campaign Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief of The BMJ, gives a talk for the EBHC podcast series Fiona Godlee 13 May 2019
53 Creative Commons Innovations to improve outcome and patient safety in low and middle income countries Ms Sarah Kessler discusses and shows clips from ‘The Checklist Effect’, the award-winning documentary inspired by the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist. Shafi Ahmed, Sarah Kessler 01 May 2019
54 Creative Commons Brain tumour surgery – awake and novel imaging Mr Plaha talks about where brain tumour surgery was 5 years ago, shares where we are now with the changing philosophy and management of brain tumours, including new surgery technical advances – minimally invasive endoscopic surgery and awake craniotomy. Puneet Plaha 26 Apr 2019
55 The Future of Treating Genetic MND Professor Kevin Talbot, University of Oxford, gives the fifth and final talk in the day's event, looking at the future of genetic MND and what the future holds for it. Kevin Talbot 17 Apr 2019
56 Early Genetic Trials in MND: The Sheffield SOD1 Experience Professor Christopher McDermott, University of Sheffield, gives the fourth talk in the day's event, and, along with Dani Baird, a person living with MND and a participant in the SOD1 trial, discuss her experieces in the trial. Christopher McDermott, Dani 17 Apr 2019
57 The Value of Online Shared Experiences Professor Louise Locock and Jade Howard, Univesity of Aberdeen, give the third talk in the day's event, looking at patient's experiences of motor neuron disease and how patients and families share their experiences online Louise Locock, Jade Howard 17 Apr 2019
58 Getting Tested: Experience from the Genetic Clinic Professor Anneke Lucassen, University of Southampton, gives the second talk fo the day, looking at her research and experience from studying the genetics related to MND Anneke Lucassen 17 Apr 2019
59 What are the Issues in Familial MND? Professor Martin Turner, University of Oxford, gives an introduction to the conference, and outlines some of the research his group has been doing on understanding familial MND and how they can treat it. Martin Turner 17 Apr 2019
60 Creative Commons OUCAGS and clinical academic training in the UK Professor Chris Pugh gives a talk on clinical academic training and the role OUCAGS (Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School) plays. Chris Pugh 17 Apr 2019
61 Decolonising African museums: the Africa perspective The debate on decolonising museums has been very lively across the gardens, libraries and museums in Oxford over the last few months. Fredrick Manthi 15 Apr 2019
62 Creative Commons Gastrointestinal (GI) haemorrhage Dr Raman Uberoi talks about interventional radiology and gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Raman Uberoi 12 Apr 2019
63 Creative Commons Using evidence to overcome fake news about healthcare Professor Carl Heneghan has extensive experience of working with the media. In this talk he will discuss some recent case examples, working with the BBC amongst others. Carl Heneghan 09 Apr 2019
64 Are we really advancing qualitative methods in health research? For many good reasons, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, thematic analysis, and realist tales have become key tools within the qualitative researcher's methodological toolkit. Cassandra Phoenix 08 Apr 2019
65 Size matters a tous les temps, a tous les peuples Dr. Martyn Sene is Deputy CEO of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), here, he gives an introduction to the importance of measurement and metrology (the science of measurement). Martyn Sene 03 Apr 2019
66 Creative Commons Communication in Healthcare: A Failure in Need of Rescue? Professor Amir Ghaferi discusses the current state of communication in healthcare and in particular surgery. Is there a failure in need of rescue? Amir Ghaferi 03 Apr 2019
67 The role of network meta-analysis in the evaluation of antidepressants for depression Andrea Cipriani is NIHR Research Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford. Andrea Cipriani 26 Mar 2019
68 Creative Commons Bolder Action for health in Africa This talk was delivered by Dr Tolullah Oni, Clinical Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge. Tolullah Oni 15 Mar 2019
69 Creative Commons Is energy bad for Africa? This talk was delivered by Prof Malcolm McCulloch, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy. Many utility companies are setting up large scale energy projects in African countries. Malcolm McCulloch 15 Mar 2019
70 Personalised external aortic root support: the Oxford experience Miss Renata Greco talks about personalised external aortic root support and in particular the Oxford experience with this technique. Renata Greco 08 Mar 2019
71 Creative Commons Cricket to clinic via the lab Professor Giles Toogood talks about his background which combined sport and surgery, and discusses the advances in hepatobiliary. Giles Toogood 19 Feb 2019
72 Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the digital era is transforming Kenya Writer and political activist Nanjala Nyabola delivers our first insaka of 2019. In this podcast, Nanjala explores shifts in power, popular action and social capacity in the digital age. Nanjala Nyabola 06 Feb 2019
73 Creative Commons Why poor diagnostic reasoning is failing patients, the public and health systems Carl Heneghan asks the question, "What is driving the increase in diagnostic testing in healthcare?" and discusses why expectations, technology and the media are contributing to the problems of too much medicine and overdiagnosis. Carl Heneghan 06 Feb 2019
74 School Based Approaches for Mental Health Interventions Outlining the opportunities schools have to work on their own school culture to best support refugee children with mental health problems, and unaccompanied refugee children in schools. Esther Schroeder, Mina Fazel, Aoife O'Higgins 05 Feb 2019
75 Family, Home and Community Interventions for Refugee Children How the family, home and community impact refugee children’s mental health and what can be done to support them. Links between parental and children’s mental health, and recognising young people’s agency. Esther Schroeder, Mina Fazel, Aoife O'Higgins, Katy Robjant 05 Feb 2019
76 Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) What is TF-CBT, how is it used with young people post trauma, and how young people can be assisted to continue with therapy. Esther Schroeder, Ruth Reed 05 Feb 2019
77 Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) What is NET, how it is used, who can be trained to do NET, and outlining the sessions. Esther Schroeder, Mina Fazel, Katy Robjant, Kerry Young 05 Feb 2019
78 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Refugee Children What traumatic events can increase the risk of having PTSD, how children with PTSD present, what happens in the brain, and grounding techniques. Esther Schroeder, Kerry Young, Katy Robjant 05 Feb 2019
79 Psychological Assessment Approaches for Refugee Children Barriers, diagnostic difficulties, and cultural and language considerations for doing a thorough psychological assessment. Esther Schroeder, Mina Fazel, Ruth Reed, Katy Robjant 05 Feb 2019
80 Machine perfusion – a new dawn or optimistic hyperbole? Professor Peter Friend, Dr David Nasralla and Dr Carlo Ceresa discuss liver transplantation and why they are replacing conventional cold storage in an ice box with normothermic automated, transportable liver preservation. Peter Friend, David Nasralla, Carlo Ceresa 28 Jan 2019
81 Systematic reviews: the past the present and the future Making decisions and choices about health and social care need access to high-quality evidence from research. Systematic reviews provide this by both highlighting the quality of existing studies and by themselves providing a high-quality summary. Iain Chalmers, Carl Heneghan, Kamal Mahtani 28 Jan 2019
82 Creative Commons Genes, Hands, Nerves, and Brains Professor Dominic Furniss and Dr Akira Wiberg discuss the tremendous connection we have between the hand and the brain, focusing their talk on Dupuytren's Disease and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Dominic Furniss, Akira Wiberg 21 Jan 2019
83 Creative Commons Achieving the Holy-Grail: The Humanising Healthcare Methodology Mr Hamish Dibley, a senior management consultant, explores a new and refreshing approach to how we understand and improve healthcare systems. Hamish Dibley 16 Jan 2019
84 Creative Commons Effect of metformin on breast cancer metabolism Dr Simon Lord presents a clinical study to understand the effect of metformin - one of the most commonly prescribed treatments worldwide for diabetes - on breast cancer metabolism. Simon Lord 16 Jan 2019
85 Personal Development Reviews - In conversation with Bill Dunn Bill Dunn, Oxford University's Professional Development Advisor, talks to Kamal Mahtani from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences about Personal Development Reviews. Bill Dunn 15 Jan 2019
86 Selection bias in cluster randomised controlled trials Professor David Torgerson, Director of the York Trials Unit, gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare podcast series. David Torgerson 07 Jan 2019
87 The application of realist approaches at the research/policy/practice interface: NICE work if you can do it Professor Mike Kelly, Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare seminar series. Mike Kelly 12 Dec 2018
88 How imperfect can a study be? Professor Alan Silman is an epidemiologist and a rheumatologist and is the co-author of 'Epidemiological Studies: A Practical Guide', which is the recommended textbook for the module 'Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods'. Alan Silman 05 Dec 2018
89 Creative Commons Adults' experiences of trying to lose weight on their own: findings from three qualitative syntheses Jamie Hartmann-Boyce is a Senior Researcher in Health Behaviours, based at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Her work focusses on obesity and tobacco control and her particular interests lie in evidence synthes Jamie Hartmann-Boyce 06 Nov 2018
90 More than meet the eye: Hyperspectral imaging How many colours we see is limited by our eye, which contains only three types of colour sensors. Using advanced techniques, vision scientists can take images of this “invisible” information and make it visible. Sérgio Nascimento 06 Nov 2018
91 Neurons code the colour we see All activity in your brain – including those which mediates your perception of colour – is based on electrical messages between neurons. Vision scientists can measure these signals at the eye, and at the back of the brain. Neil Parry 06 Nov 2018
92 Seeing neurons inside the living eye Using techniques borrowed from astronomy, vision scientists can take high-resolution images of the retina, the fine layer of cells in the back of your eye. Hannah Smithson, Laura Young 06 Nov 2018
93 Panel discussion: #TheDress – What do we know? In early 2015, an image of a dress polarised the internet: Some people saw it as black-blue, and some as white-gold. Three years on, we revisit the dress and discuss how vision science can explain this phenomenon. Manuel Spitschan, Anya Hurlbert, Karl Gegenfurtner, David Brainard 06 Nov 2018
94 Can antibiotics make you pregnant? Dr Jeffrey Aronson gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Jeffrey Aronson 29 Oct 2018
95 History of evidence synthesis Professor Mike Clarke gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Mike Clarke 29 Oct 2018
96 Evidence-Based Manifesto for better healthcare Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Carl Heneghan 10 Oct 2018
97 Creative Commons Global Surgery: Paediatric Surgery Team Medical student Ms Shannon Gunawardana talks about Oxplore, an outreach portal for schools and young people. Kokila Lakhoo, Shannon Gunawardana, Kathryn Ford 25 Sep 2018
98 Medicine and Art Professor David Cranston takes us on a little trip through art and medicine using illustrations of works that portray the changing role of medicine in society. David Cranston 28 Aug 2018
99 The jugglers and the black cat There has never been such a high demand for our personal data, such that it is often said that individuals are the product, not just the client. Kerina Jones 31 Jul 2018
100 How do you grow rice faster? 3 billion people depend on rice for survival & owing to predicted population increases, land that provided enough rice to feed 27 people in 2010 will need to support 43 by 2050. In this week's podcast episode we ask: how do you grow rice faster? Jane Langdale 11 Jul 2018