Lecture: Gene Therapy Approaches to Treat Disrupted Brain Waves - How Worms Could Hold The Key - IBIOLI Activity Series 2019

Submitted by admin on Sat, 09/07/2019 - 23:25
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Part of the IBIOLI 2019/20 Activity Series. This lecture will outline how we aim to develop a gene therapy method to stop brain tumour related seizures. This approach will use an inhibitory ion channel, found in helminths (worms), that is activated when it detects increases in the neurotransmitter glutamate. We anticipate that this novel approach will stop abnormal brain wave activity that occurs during a seizure.
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Kathleen O’Sullivan (KOS) Lecture Theatre, TUDUBLIN, Cathal Brugha, Street, Dublin 1 (Previously DIT)

RESCHEDULED - Lecture: Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere as Revealed by Plant Fossil Records - IBIOLI Activity Series 2018/19

Submitted by admin on Sat, 09/29/2018 - 23:18
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This lecture event has been RESCHEDULED: Human carbon use during the next century will lead to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations (pCO2) that have been unprecedented for the past 50-100+ million years according to fossil plant-based CO2 estimates. The paleobotanical record of plants offers key insights into vegetation responses to past global change, including suitable analogs for Earth's climatic future.
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Lecture Theature, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9