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January 2020

Dying of Fright: what “voodoo fright death” teaches us about the evolution of emotion

January 6 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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A brief exploration of the spooky phenomenon of fright death, examining modern neuroscientific explanations for why humans and animals have sometimes been observed to seemingly die from fear alone. Do curses work? Are demons real? Probably not. Instead find out about some creepy things you didn't know the human body was capable of. No fright deaths will be carried out as part of this talk, leave your amulets at home. View event on Facebook View event on Meetup About the…

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The hunt for new treatments in pregnancy

January 13 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Often making the headlines amid claims as a tasty postpartum snack, the placenta is a complex organ key to fostering new life. Placental dysfunction underlies complications of pregnancy such as pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction for which, in spite of advances in clinical care, premature delivery remains the only cure. Babies born prematurely are at an increased risk of short-term complications, neonatal and adulthood disease. Despite this high burden of disease for pregnant women and their infants, there has been…

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Dave Alnwick: As Yet Untitled

January 15 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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So ... Dave has been working SO HARD on his new show that he hasn't even had time to give it a proper name yet. He may even enlist YOUR help to come up with that name. That's how much he loves the Glasgow audience. What to expect from this new show though? Well, there's going to be magic of course, but perhaps a little more sinister than you might be used to with Dave. This will be woven into…

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PubhD: Cell Origins, Biofilms & Vibrations

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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This event comes to you in association with our friends from PubhD Glasgow. Speakers and topics: Amy Muir - Cell Origins In my project I hope to identify the cell of origin where a specific high risk cancer causing mutation arises in childhood leukaemia. This will help improve the understanding of disease development and progression. Identifying markers of this leukaemia subtype will be a clinically useful tool for identifying the disease at diagnosis and allow for the better targeting of…

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