Professor David Anderson discusses how genes, proteins, and the brain interact.
So, genes and proteins in the brain operate completely interdependently with one another, none of them is an isolated system, genes influence proteins, proteins influence the brain, the brain in turn feeds back on genes and influences their activity.
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Professor David Anderson explains that individual genes do not exist in a vacuum. Rather, genes interact with one another as part of a network.
Professor David Anderson explains that the mushroom body is a structure in the insect brain involved in learning and memory. It has been compared to the cerebral cortex in humans.
Professor David Anderson describes the types and properties of different stem cells. The most well known, embryonic stem cells, are the most flexible.
David Goeddel talks about how another group was trying to make insulin.
Professor David Van Vactor discusses the properties that make the fruit fly (drosophila) a powerful model system.
Professor David Van Vactor explains that model systems are simple organisms that allow us to study and manipulate gene function and development.
Professor David Lewis explains that although many symptoms of schizophrenia are not reproducible in animals, animal models can help understand the disorder.
Professor David Porteous predicts that gene medicines such as gene therapy will improve the effectiveness of treating psychiatric disorders.
Schizophrenia is underlined by subtle changes in multiple regions in the brain. Professor David Lewis discusses some of these changes.
David Goeddel talks about the strategy Genentech used in making synthetic insulin.