June 2020

LIVE talk | The Idea of the Brain | 18:30 (UK time), 7 July 2020.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 7 July 2020. Summary ‘Humans have wondered for tens of thousands of years what thoughts are, and where they come from. For most of our history, people either thought that emotions and feelings were centred in the heart or the gut or even the kidneys, or that we were as one with the land, and that our thoughts flowed from that link. Today, scientists have shown that thought is based in the brain, and and many people imagine the brain is like a computer. I will show how we came to this understanding,… Read More »LIVE talk | The Idea of the Brain | 18:30 (UK time), 7 July 2020.

e-Bug – a Microbes and Antibiotics Resource Hub

We at LIVE with Scientists couldn’t think of anything more timely than this next great resource hub! e-Bug is a Public Health England lead initiative providing resources for teaching and learning about microbes, disease prevention and antibiotics.   The e-Bug initiative aims to reduce antibiotic resistance by exchanging information and experience on good practice in antibiotic use and education. The scheme aims to do so by training future prescribers and users of antibiotics, complementing national antibiotic and hygiene education campaigns. This is all with the ultimate aim of helping to reduce antibiotic resistance across Europe.  The e-Bug initiative achieves these aims by providing a wealth of education resources, which are… Read More »e-Bug – a Microbes and Antibiotics Resource Hub

The University of Manchester Division of Pharmacy and Optometry: new members needed to join the Patient and Public Advisory Board!

The Division of Pharmacy and Optometry (DPO) at the University of Manchester is one of the country’s leading schools for the training and education of the current and future pharmacy and optometry workforce, and for conducting world-leading research into both the science and practice of pharmacy and optometry. On top of this impressive academic reputation, the DPO are committed to carrying out work that has a meaningful impact on the public. By working in partnership with members of the community, the DPO ensures that the teaching they deliver and the research they conduct is of the highest quality and meets… Read More »The University of Manchester Division of Pharmacy and Optometry: new members needed to join the Patient and Public Advisory Board!

LIVE talk | Q&A with Brooke Johnson | 18:30 (UK time), 22 June 2020.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 22 June 2020. Summary ‘I am interested in geobiology which is a short way to say “microbes make rocks and control the earths environment, such as making it a nice place for people to live”. Rocks are pages in the story of the earth, I use a range of methods to read this story and translate it into something humans can understand. My methods range from looking at rocks by eye, or slicing them thinner than a human hair so I can look at them under a microscope. I also use cool things… Read More »LIVE talk | Q&A with Brooke Johnson | 18:30 (UK time), 22 June 2020.

“Why should I even bother exercising?”: The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

We’ve all been there. We’ve all promised ourselves that “tomorrow is the day I’ll start exercising”. Even when that does take place, this wave of motivation is only temporary and lasts from a couple of days to months. That’s because most of the time you don’t have a good enough reason to continue, the “why” isn’t strong enough. So, what’s in it for you? Generally, everyone knows that exercise is ‘good’ for you. We’ve heard about the benefits of exercise in prevention of disease, from the most common cause of death: heart disease, to diabetes and cancer9. But what about… Read More »“Why should I even bother exercising?”: The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Didsbury SciBar – Alzheimer’s disease – what goes wrong in the brain? – Online event on the 15th of June at 18:30

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 modifying drugs are urgently required. This approach relies on improved understanding of the early pathophysiology of AD. On Monday 15th June at 18:30, Didsbury SciBar are hosting a free, short online lecture with Dr Michael Harte, from the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry at the University of Manchester, where he will give an overview of what goes wrong in the brain in AD and highlight the difficulties in developing new… Read More »Didsbury SciBar – Alzheimer’s disease – what goes wrong in the brain? – Online event on the 15th of June at 18:30

Antibiotics & You – an online course by Dr Roger Harrison

Dr Roger Harrison is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health, in the Centre for Epidemiology at The University of Manchester As the global population continues to suffer the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the importance of effective public health research and education has been emphasised like never before. We are all recognising the essential role that organised community efforts and informed individual choices have on preventing disease and prolonging life.   With an established track-record in public health research in both the NHS and academia, Dr Roger Harrison has dedicated his career to assessing the effectiveness of health and lifestyle interventions on chronic disease. Using this expertise, he has… Read More »Antibiotics & You – an online course by Dr Roger Harrison