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The rubber hand illusion leads to feelings of disembodiment...

Out of control: the rubber hand illusion

... that the rubber hand in front of you is not your own real hand. And if someone hits it with a hammer you feel ... when patient lose the capacity to discriminate between the own and the other body parts or there's a body ownership can ... - Watching a rubber hand being touched while one's own hand hidden of the view if touched synchronously leads to ...

Using heartbeats to read minds

... that it may be linked to how well you can monitor your own heartbeat. Punit Shah, lecturer and researcher at Anglia ... and King’s College London, got people to estimate their own heart rate - a measure of something called intraception, ... lines and you go ‘owh.’ Would this be a case of your own heartbeat increasing as a result of their sort of ...

Cancer cells in culture

'Game changer' cancer therapy approved

... is a bespoke patient-tailored therapy that uses its own cells, its own immune system to seek and destroy cancer cells. Chris - So you’re saying you take the patient’s own white blood cells, their own t-cells out of them? Magada ...

Microfilaria of Loa loa

Parasites tricking the immune system

... Rick - Well, very much so. Every parasite has its own sort of strategy but the ones we've found repeatedly ... is to pretend that the parasite is a little bit like our own body. To do this, it recruits an interesting set of ... they exploit this by producing a molecule very like our own, which drives these regulatory T-cells and switches off ...

a scientist at a lab bench with samples

Tackling common vaccine questions

... need to have got rid of those antibodies in order for your own antibodies to be made in the body. But in order to make your own antibodies you also need to have your immune system to be ... rid of the antibodies from the mother and having your own immune system sufficiently active that you can generate ...

Ball-and-stick model of the salicylic acid molecule.

Making your own Aspirin

... that humans and possibly many other animals make their own anti-inflammatory chemicals. The person who's made that ... that you've discovered that humans make that are their own aspirin? Gwen - It's linked to the finding that salicylic ... you have a headache, don't take an aspirin - make your own! It seems that humans can manufacture their own Salicylic ...

Conus geographus hunting goby fish

Cone snails hunt with fast-acting insulin

... the insulin the cone snail makes is very different to its own insulin. So the snail makes its own insulin to regulate sugar levels in its own body but the insulin that it sprays into the water is ...

Life drawing could improve your body image

Body concious? Life drawing could help

... somebody else naked, make you feel better about your own body? Viren - Well I think it's about embodiment.  So a ... they might provide a safe space in which to explore your own feelings about your own body in relation to other people, or just in relation to ...

Madingley Hall

The Naked Scientists go ghost busting!

... eery turrets of Madingley Hall in Cambridge, on our very own ghost hunt. There are a few scary tales surrounding the ... measure, and whether they could find a ghost of our own… Georgia - We are on the approach to Madingley Hall ... room, where we’ve had a couple of thumps already, on my own and ask a couple of questions. Brad - There’s that ...

Family of robots

What do tickles tell us about the brain?

... sensations you get are due to what you're doing with your own body.  Some of it just comes about passively from things ... predictions of what you were going to feel based on your own actions and remove that off.  Just in the way those ... in terms of their prediction.  They're surprised by their own movements because they didn't predict the consequences ...

Advances in cancer genetics

... of the damage we pick up over a lifetime, as well as our own unique tapestry of genetic variation and - in some cases ... saying, "Well, wait.  Let's look also at the person's own genes and get rid of the ones that were abnormal to begin ... it may be the way the person handles that drug in their own body.  And of course, that can be affected by lifestyle ...

Prof Jim Lupski - Genome sequencing

... our thinking a little bit. Kat:: And you've got your own personal experience of having your genome sequenced. Can ... enough, we did find that. But you know, sequencing your own genome and what are the potential ramifications, that's ... about moving forward, we know where to focus studies of my own disease. So, we made the mutations in animal models now ...

looking in the mirror

Why bother looking good?

... mate with other good looking people by demonstrating our own attractiveness. There is also a cultural explanation, ... we see attractive people so we try and demonstrate our own attractiveness. Katie - Now, I’ve made a bit of an ... on their appearance, and also tend to believe that their own appearance has a huge impact on life outcomes; whether ...

Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration

... central vision so they can't even recognise faces, they're own family to the point where very blurred peripheral vision ... moment in late stage disease when we've used the patient's own cells we're getting about 25% success rate. We hope to ... greater success. Meera - You say you've used the patient's own cells, form their own eyes? Pete - From their own eyes. ...

Cancer cells in culture

Combined melanoma treatments improves survival

... have begun to develop a therapy that uses the patient's own immune system to attack the cancer. Chris Smith heard ... particularly well suited to treat cancer. Chris - On their own though, the viruses only trigger a successful response in ... the therapy itself triggers the cancer to increase its own production of other immune bypassing signals, including ...

Cartoon of the brain

Food and mood

... bees, and other more primitive organisms that have their own gut microbiome. Kat -   We sort of hear a lot about the ... that they have developed capabilities of hacking into our own communication systems that are very elaborate that link ... those human programmes and modify them according to their own needs. Kat -   So, our gut bacteria could basically be ...

Epilepsy causes cyclooxygenase-mediated vasoconstriction leading to hypoxia in the cerebral cortex

Repairing Brains to treat Parkinson's Disease

... in is this so called idea of using the patient’s own cells to repair their own brain. Now that is a very attractive idea but there are a ... so now I’m going to make some dopamine cells from your own cells, your own genetic background, which gave you ...

Factory producing air pollution

How do Chemicals in the Environment affect Fertility?

... do is to alter how the body’s endogenous hormones, our own hormones, our own endocrine system works. So, an example would be something ... have in our body, there might be a knock-on effect to our own physiology, the way our body works. Because of exposure ...

Purpura spots

Meningitis in Disguise

... by coating themselves in a protein that circulates in our own blood, called factor H.  This protein is a very important part of how we regulate our own immune response in that we've got one arm of our immune ... factor H to coat the bacterium in factor H: the way our own cells have done but by using a very different chemistry ...

A molecular model of a fragment of DNA

Gene Therapy to Treat a Defective Immune System

... donor so there is no mismatch.  We can use the child's own bone marrow. And if we have effective ways, which we do ... we can reconstitute their immunity using the patient's own cells. Chris -   So what is the technique? Adrian -   ... relatively safe and instead of the viruses taking their own viral genetic material into cells, they take the ...

planets

Exoplanet atmosphere explored by astronomers

... since scientists detected the first planet outside our own solar system. These are called exoplanets and, since ... that we might not even see on any other planets in our own solar system. Firstly we confirmed that there is water in ... warms up, it can actually drive strong winds around our own planet. It’s how things like hurricanes work on the ...

Pacman

Pacman protein

... a signal - made by a gene called Rac-1 - that turns our own cells into the biological equivalent of a pacman ... to? Nasreen - So annually, we shed cells equivalent to our own body weight so that's a lot of cells and, of course, the ... get it. So what you're saying is that we are shedding our own body weights worth of cells every year but if we were to ...

Cannabis extract

Side Effect Free Medicines from Cannabis

... which, in fact, do have a whole pharmacology of their own.  And that pharmacology seems to include a number of the ... has beneficial effects and pharmacological effects on its own.  So in addition to alleviating some of the side ... it produces a whole raft of novel pharmacology in its own right. Chris -   If this substance can have ...

David Willetts, Martyn Poliakoff, Mary Bownes

David Willetts' speech to the AAAS

... as a fellow by the most esteemed scientists in one’s own country is often the honour they cherish most – and ... effort exceeds that of any other country, including my own. Nevertheless I believe that we have some distinctive British strengths which complement your own. And I am confident that alongside the US, Britain is the ...

Vaccinia, a pox virus particle.

Triggering the immune system to attack tumours

... rashes, and organ damage.  But if we could trigger our own immune system to target a tumour, then we'd have a way to ... David K. -   What we do is we get the body's own defence mechanism, the immune system, to turn its sights ... healthy tissues get hit too. But if we could trigger our own immune system to target a tumour, then we’d have a way ...