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Rebecca Pedley: Family member perceptions of OCD21/09/2017 Duration: 17min
In this study, Rebecca is looking at family perceptions of OCD and whether these are associated with their coping responses. She stresses that should a link exist, clinicians must challenge these perceptions as part of therapy for families living with OCD.
Dr. Dan O'Neill - Flat faced dogs are at greater risk of developing corneal ulcers22/06/2017 Duration: 10min
In this BMC podcast, Dr. Dan O’Neill, from the Royal Veterinary College in London, discusses his latest research looking at the incidence of corneal ulceration in dogs, a painful disease found in many flat faced breeds.
Sophie Faulkner: addressing the importance of sleep31/05/2017 Duration: 11min
In this latest BMC podcast, we speak to Sophie Faulkner, an occupational therapist from the Greater Manchester and Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, about the need to address sleep appropriately in those with schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
Dr. Simon Etkind: estimating the need for palliative care by 204018/05/2017 Duration: 09min
An aging population means that palliative care needs could increase by 42% in 23 years. In this podcast, we speak to Dr. Simon Etkind, who tells why action is needed now.
Highly social: perception of emotional valence in horse whinnies29/03/2017 Duration: 11min
In this podcast, Dr. Elodie Briefer and her team at ETH, Zürich have been looking at emotional contagion in horses. In their study, they've shown that horses can perceive acoustic cues and distinguish sounds between familiar and unfamiliar horses. Elodie suggests that horses should not be isolated and that group housing allows them express their social behaviours. Read the research here: https://frontiersinzoology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12983-017-0193-1
Jean-Louis Vincent talks about the future of Critical Care15/03/2017 Duration: 15min
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Seeking help in times of economic hardship: access, experiences of services and unmet need03/03/2017 Duration: 13min
In this podcast, we speak to Dr. Maria Barnes, a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol. Dr. Barnes discusses the impact that financial hardship can have on individuals and Interventions needed to identify those in need and aid them to access practical, reliable and free advice from support agencies. https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-017-1235-0
West African Aedes aegypti mosquitoes gave rise to American and Asian populations01/03/2017 Duration: 11min
In a recent study published in BMC Biology, Dr. Frank Jiggins and his team at the university of Cambridge have discovered that Ae. Aegypti mosquitos from an urban population in Senegal, West Africa, were more closely related to populations in Mexico and Sri Lanka than they were to a nearby forest population. Listen to this podcast to find out more. https://bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12915-017-0351-0
Low-grade Inflammation: DNA methylation sites and the search for potential therapeutic targets21/02/2017 Duration: 10min
In this podcast, we speak to Symen Ligthart, a Ph.D. student at Erasmus university medical centre in Rotterdam. Here, he discusses his epigenetic research on the association between specific DNA methylation sites and low-grade inflammation. Symen asks 'What genes are these sites influencing and can they be used as a therapeutic target?'