Diseases of the Brain

30 October 2009
Presented by Meera Senthilingam.


Researchers use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to reveal brain activity during emotional situations. Image credit: Inge Volman et al.


This week, we probe into our brain to investigate neurological diseases such as Huntiington's and Alzheimers disease to see how understanding the genetics and immune responses of these diseases could help us treat them. We also find out how the sequencing of a fungal genome could protect the agricultural industry in South Africa. Plus, we try and get something out of eyes, in Question of the Week!


Add a comment