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What if we looked at Parkinson's as an neurological electrical problem? Brain researcher Eleftheria Pissadaki and her team study dopamine neurons, the neurons that selectively die during Parkinson's. They discovered that the bigger a neuron is, the more vulnerable it becomes because it simply requires more energy. This new insight is reframing the disease  and by "finding the fuse box for each neuron" and figuring out how much energy it needs, may help us neuroprotect our brain cells.
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 Health Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics
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 Brain  Diseases  Research Brain  Mathematical models
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Irina Kareva translates biology into mathematics and vice versa. She writes mathematical models that describe the dynamics of cancer, with the goal of developing new drugs that target tumors. "The power and beauty of mathematical modeling lies in the fact that it makes you formalize, in a very rigorous way, what we think we know," Kareva says. "It can help guide us to where we should keep looking, and where there may be a dead end." It all comes down to asking the right question and translating it to the right equation, and back.
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 Health Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics
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 Cancer  Mathematical models Cancer cells  Mathematical models
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During the Cold War, Soviet educators were tasked with raising citizens who could outinnovate and outbuild their American counterparts. One of their primary tools for doing so? Math. Educator Masha Gershman describes how the adaptive, highly social Soviet approach to teaching math can be deployed to prep new generations for an evershifting future.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Mathematics  Study teaching
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Mohamad Jebara loves mathematics  but he's concerned that too many students grow up thinking that this beautiful, rewarding subject is difficult and boring. His company is experimenting with a bold idea: paying students for completing weekly math homework. He explores the ethics of this model and how it's helping students  and why learning math is crucial in the era of fake news.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Mathematics  Study teaching
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Physics doesn't just happen in a fancy lab  it happens when you push a piece of buttered toast off the table or drop a couple of raisins in a fizzy drink or watch a coffee spill dry. Become a more interesting dinner guest as physicist Helen Czerski presents various concepts in physics you can become familiar with using everyday things found in your kitchen.
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 Physics
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 Physics  Popular works
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As quantum computing matures, it's going to bring unimaginable increases in computational power along with it  and the systems we use to protect our data (and our democratic processes) will become even more vulnerable. But there's still time to plan against the impending data apocalypse, says encryption expert Vikram Sharma. Learn more about how he's fighting quantum with quantum: designing security devices and programs that use the power of quantum physics to defend against the most sophisticated attacks.
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 Electronic and Information Engineering, Physics, and Computing
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 Quantum computing Data encryption (Computer science)
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Jakob Magolan is here to change your perception of organic chemistry. In an accessible talk packed with striking graphics, he teaches us the basics while breaking the stereotype that organic chemistry is something to be afraid of.
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 Chemistry
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 Chemistry Organic
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The concepts behind linear regression, fitting a line to data with least squares and Rsquared, are pretty darn simple, so let's get down to it
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 BRE366 Analytical Skills and Methods (Quantitative Research Methods)
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Regression analysis R (Computer program language)
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"Combinatorics provides an introduction to enumeration, graph theory, and design theory. It is aimed at upperlevel undergraduate students and the exercises expect some mathematical sophistication, including a reasonable ability to construct proofs. The text is designed to be used in an undergraduate course, but could be suitable for independent study by a student with some mathematical background and understanding of proofs. It does not assume any background knowledge of combinatorics"BC Campus website.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Combinatorial analysis  Textbooks
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"Calculus arose as a tool for solving practical scientific problems through the centuries. However, it is often taught as a technical subject with rules and formulas (and occasionally theorems), devoid of its connection to applications. In this textbook, the applications form an important focal point, with emphasis on life sciences. This places the techniques and concepts into practical context, as well as motivating quantitative approaches to biology taught to undergraduates. While many of the examples have a biological flavour, the level of biology needed to understand those examples is kept at a minimum. The problems are motivated with enough detail to follow the assumptions, but are simplified for the purpose of pedagogy"BC Campus website.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Life sciences Differential calculus Textbooks
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 ebook