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Naked Neuroscience episode

Fri, 20th Feb 2015

Botox, Anybody?

Botox Injection (c) Markus Grossalber

Botox injections in the nervous system, keeping brain tissue alive, and the shifting axis of scientific influence...

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In this edition of Naked Neuroscience

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  • 01:54 - Preparing for brain surgery

    A patient prepares to have his brain tumour removed. But what will happen to the sliced out tissue? Will it be burnt? Or put in the bin?

  • 04:36 - Slicing through the brain

    Brain surgery comes to a successful close. We meet the scientist who receives the removed human brain tissue...

  • 08:56 - Botox injection, anyone?

    Botox, one of the deadliest toxins ever discovered by humans, is found in off sausages, helps iron out wrinkles, and treats tremors

  • 14:28 - What does a brain slice reveal?

    What can a human brain slice reveal about epilepsy? We measure the electrical activity of tissue removed following brain surgery.

  • 27:07 - A neurosurgeon as a Dad

    Anita Sengupta reveals what it is like to have an ambitious and visionary neurosurgeon as her Dad...



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