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Picture this! What’s going on in the brain?

Doctors and researchers use brain imaging methods to diagnose illness and investigate the brain. These talks will introduce brain imaging for science research. Professor Clare Mackay from the University of Oxford will explain how we can see early brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease. Dr Etienne Roesch will talk about brain imaging in science research from virtual reality to the real world. Suitable for all audiences – no science knowledge needed.
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This event takes place at the Three Guineas in a self-contained cellar bar, with a separate entrance from the main bar.

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Living with Your Body in Health and Disorder

Listen to your body when it whispers, and you won’t have to hear it scream. These talks will explore how food and nutrients can help lower blood pressure while integrated pain assessment and spinal services can help cope with pain. Turn up to learn a few tips to help you tune in with your body!

Dr Alister McNeish is covering why “fish oils” are reported to be so good for your cardiovascular health and looking at how they can improve your – and society’s – health, while Dr Deepak Ravindran, consultant in anaesthesia, pain and musculoskeletal medicine at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, is conducting a talk titled: “What if Lady Gaga Needed Surgery in Reading? Improving the Lives of our Fibromyalgia Patients”

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Mice, men, mad cows, cannibalism and…dementia?

Dementia is a name for a group of diseases which cause reduced brain function. Dr Francesco Tamagnini and Dr Patrick Lewis will introduce two types of dementia: Prion disease and Alzheimer’s disease. This is an excellent event for anyone who wants to learn something new about dementia and hear about the research on it that scientists are doing at the University of Reading. Suitable for all audiences – no science knowledge needed.
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This event takes place at the Three Guineas in a self-contained cellar bar, with a separate entrance from the main bar.

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Your World, Your Science

We are all scientists at heart, being curious about what we see and questioning the world around us. Scientists are now harnessing this collective curiosity, and involving the public in research – the time of Citizen Science is now! Come grab a drink, and hear about the wide range of Citizen Science projects happening at the University that you can get involved in. Go on, come join the revolution!

Dr Sarah Duddigan will explain what can a tea bag can tell you about soil, while Dr Clare Watt will speak about space weather and its impact on our lives, and Professor Ed Hawkins will cover the Weather Rescue project and highlight what the volunteers have helped discover!

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Smart Fashion: The Future of Clothing Technology

Forget needle and thread – these talks will look at how clothes can be designed by drawing inspiration from scientific discoveries. From sportswear to health monitoring, there’s more than one way to get this nerdy look. Come delve into fashion at its most technological!

Founder  and CEO of KYMIRA Sport Tim Brownstone will discuss the biological effects of far infrared light and how it can be applied beyond imaging and communication techniques in sportswear to enhance athlete performance and recovery, while Professor William Harwin will look at wearable technologies, what data they could measure, how it could be used and the ethics of doing so.

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Hack the Senses, Cyborgs, and Mind Control!

Can we hack the brain and link it with technology to advance mankind? These talks will see Karl Sanz Martinez explain his work on hacking the senses, to expand and augment the human brain,  and  Dr Ioannis Dimitrios Zoulias will introduce brain computer interfaces for controlling the human body. If you want to learn about the research needed for cyborgs and super humans, this is the talk for you. Suitable for all audiences – no science knowledge needed.

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This event takes place at the Three Guineas in a self-contained cellar bar, with a separate entrance from the main bar.

 

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What the Fork? A Story of Food and Health

Whether you’re hungry or not, these talks will definitely be food for thought. You’ll be given an insight into how food can affect your health, myths will be debunked, and you’ll discover that the phrase “You are what you eat” is more literal than you think…

Dr. Gunter Kuhnle will cover the difficulties of sifting myth from fact when it comes to food fads, and Dr Vimal Karani will take a look at diet, genes and obesity – and the importance of nutrigenetic studies and their role in personalised nutrition.

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Noah’s Ark: Research on animals big and small

Love animals? Now’s your chance to hear the latest research on animals of all sizes. Join scientists for a pint, listen to them tackling big questions, and find out how and why it’s important to study animals on the Ark, great and small (with a sprinkling of comedy)!

Dr Manuela Gonzalez-Suarez‘s talk, “Why Did The Rhino Cross The Road?” will tackle how roads are affecting wildlife, while Dr Michael Garratt will look at how important bees really are, and Anna Freeman will cover what’s living in the River Thames in ‘The ‘Blue Planet’ is a few steps away’.

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