Reading Public Library: Down The Block and Around The World

Reading Public Library: Down The Block and Around The World

The Reading Public Library will generate a library for the future by meeting the informational, educational, and recreational needs of library consumers today.

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Innovation in Action

Innovation in Action

Stories about doing whatever it takes to get it done. Grit, determination, motivation and resilience.

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Seedcamp 2009 - Audio

Seedcamp 2009 - Audio

Seedcamp is a programme created to jumpstart the entrepreneurial community in Europe by connecting next generation developers and entrepreneurs with over 400 mentors from a top-tier network of company builders; including seed investors, serial entrepreneurs, product experts, HR and PR specialists, marketers, lawyers, recruiters, journalists and venture capitalists. The annual week-long workshop for the top 20 teams is held at UCL in September.

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Professor Alan North - Audio

Professor Alan North - Audio

Professor Alan North grew up in West Yorkshire and studied medicine at the University of Aberdeen before taking a PhD in pharmacology (1973). He moved to the US in 1975 as Associate Professor of Pharmacology at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, before becoming Professor of Neuropharmacology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Senior Scientist and Professor at the Vollum Institute of Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland. In 1993, he was appointed Principal Scientist at the Glaxo Institute for Molecular Biology, Geneva, and returned to England in 1998 as Professor of Molecular Physiology at the University of Sheffield, and Director of its Institute of Molecular Physiology. Professor North’s work has focused on a quantitative understanding of drug and transmitter action at the level of single cells and single molecules, primarily by biophysical and molecular biological approaches. His extensive publications deal with drug and neurotransmitter receptors, structure and function of ion channels, the physiology of the autonomic (particularly enteric) nervous system, pain mechanisms, psychoactive drugs and mental illness. He has served as editor of the Journal of Physiology, the Journal of Neuroscience, and Molecular Pharmacology. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology (2000-2004), President of the Physiological Society (2003-2006), and a member of the Medical Research Council (2001-2006). He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London (1995). Professor North is Vice-President of the University of Manchester. He serves as Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences (from July 2004) and Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences (from July 2006).

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Professor Salvador Moncada - Audio

Professor Salvador Moncada - Audio

From 1975 to 1995, Professor Moncada worked at the Wellcome Research Laboratories, first as Head of Prostaglandin Research and then as Director of Research. He described the structure of prostacyclin, which acts as an effective vasodilator and also prevents blood platelets from clumping. In 1980 came the discovery by Robert Furchgott of ‘endothelium-derived relaxing factor’ (EDRF) which causes smooth muscle in the vessel walls to relax. Moncada and his team showed that EDRF was, in fact, Nitric oxide, which has since become appreciated as a neurotransmitter, a modulator of inflammation and a sensor of cellular distress as well as a regulator of vessel tone. Nitric oxide is both the target and effector of a range of compounds now being used for the treatment of cardiovascular and rheumatic diseases. Professor Moncada was appointed Director of the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research at University College in 1995. He has won numerous awards from the international scientific community including a Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Award, the Prince of Asturias Scientific and Technological Research Award and the Dr AH Heineken Prize for Medicine from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science.

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Mind in the Brain - Festschrift in honour of Professor Chris Frith, FRS - Video

Mind in the Brain - Festschrift in honour of Professor Chris Frith, FRS - Video

Festschrift in honour of Professor Chris Frith, FRS. The topic of this prestigious international meeting was “Mind in the Brain. This two-day event, took place on 17 and 18 September 2008, hosts included Professors Ray Dolan, Paul Burgess, Jon Driver and Geraint Rees and was held at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1.

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Mind in the Brain - Festschrift in honour of Professor Chris Frith, FRS - Audio

Mind in the Brain - Festschrift in honour of Professor Chris Frith, FRS - Audio

Festschrift in honour of Professor Chris Frith, FRS. The topic of this prestigious international meeting was “Mind in the Brain. This two-day event, took place on 17 and 18 September 2008, hosts included Professors Ray Dolan, Paul Burgess, Jon Driver and Geraint Rees and was held at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1.

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Seedcamp 2008 - Video

Seedcamp 2008 - Video

UCL Advances hosted “Seedcamp” in 2008 and will do so again in 2009. Seedcamp is one of a number of external organisations that UCL has partnered with to create new links with small innovative companies. It is a programme backed by leading venture capital investors to identify the next generation of high-growth technology companies from across Europe. These then attended a week-long development programme at UCL in September 2008. Day1 This video contains highlights of day 1 of the programme: Seedcamp participant companies introduce themselves, including the founders of Bebo, buy.at, Plazes, Jaiku and Last.fm. Speakers include Saul Klein, Index Venture Partners and Marten Mickos, MySQL. Day 2 This video contains highlights of day 2 of the programme: Highlights from the product panel. Martin Varsavsky, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Jazztel and FON and Brent Hoberman, lastminute.com and MyDeco, discuss the impact of the credit crunch. Day3 This video contains highlights of day 3 of the programme: Speakers include Jamie Kantrowitz, MySpace, Blake Chandleee, Facebook, Obi Felten, Google and Brent Hoberman, lastminute.com and MyDeco. Interviews with Seedcamp participants. Day 4 This video contains highlights of day 4 of the programme: Seedcamp participants prepare to pitch to leading investors and technology players including Microsoft and Atlas Ventures. Day 5 This video contains highlights of day 5 of the programme: Winners announced. Participating companies, mentors and Seedcamp organisers discuss their experiences of the week long programme and of partnering with UCL.

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Space in the UK - Video

Space in the UK - Video

Space in the UK' highlights the amazing space science carried out in the UK. Made mainly with a young audience in mind, it explores, among other subjects, an imaginary 'Big Brother' spaceship on a journey to Mars. The film was made with the support of the Science & Technology Facilities Council, and is distributed for free through newspapers and science festivals across the UK.

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Space in the UK - Audio

Space in the UK - Audio

Space in the UK' highlights the amazing space science carried out in the UK. Made mainly with a young audience in mind, it explores, among other subjects, an imaginary 'Big Brother' spaceship on a journey to Mars. The film was made with the support of the Science & Technology Facilities Council, and is distributed for free through newspapers and science festivals across the UK.

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RC Groups - Official RCGroups Podcast

RC Groups - Official RCGroups Podcast

The RCGroups.com podcast talks to RC notables and brings listeners updates about everything that is radio control related. Join our host Jim T. Graham for this monthly RC podcast.

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6Centsvgprss Blog

6Centsvgprss Blog

3 Guys Chiming in Their 2 Cents. Why are we here? We are here to talk about all the video game news that interest us. PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and PC News. Hope you enjoy your stay!

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