Eleanor Glanville Centre is launching editalks

Edi Talks

The Eleanor Glanville is launching editalks on the 22nd February 2018!

You are no doubt familiar with TED talks? In 2018, the Eleanor Glanville Centre will begin a series of editalks – ‘Research in Discussion’ – which will bridge the link between research and industry.

Join us as academics from across the University of Lincoln chat with practitioner and partners in industry about the impact and real world application of their research.

The first talk of the series ‘Supporting Fathers Better’ brings together Dr Anna Tarrant from the School of Social & Political Sciences and Health Visitor Leanne Mchugh NHS

Supporting fathers better: an academic and health visitor in conversation

  • Thursday 22nd February
  • 12:15 – 12:35
  • University of Lincoln, David Chiddick Building
  • DCB1102

You can book your ticket HERE

For more information please visit our the Eleanor Glanville Centre website:

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The brain may be able to repair itself – with help

Through treating everything from strokes to car accident traumas, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch knows the brain’s inability to repair itself all too well. But now, she suggests, she and her colleagues may have found the key to neural repair: Doublecortin-positive cells. Similar to stem cells, they are extremely adaptable and, when extracted from a brain, cultured and then re-injected in a lesioned area of the same brain, they can help repair and rebuild it. “With a little help,” Bloch says, “the brain may be able to help itself.”

Find out more by watching the informative video below:

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The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure

“Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.” The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the “moonshot factory,” as it’s called, where his team seeks to solve the world’s biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air.

Get inspired and watch this week’s Tuesday talk!

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Gene editing can now change an entire species – forever

The CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever. More than anything, the technology has led to questions:

How will this new power affect humanity?
What are we going to use it to change?
Are we gods now?

Find out more by watching the video below.

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