ALS: A video legacy

This documentary features two projects that are helping people with a terminal neurodegenerative disease to record video messages for their families, enabling them to leave a legacy for future generations. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease (MND), affects the nerve cells that control muscle movement. At present, there is no cure … Read more ALS: A video legacy

Restoring circulation: Treating critical limb ischaemia

Our cells rely on a steady supply of oxygenated blood, delivered by the arteries and capillaries. But the build-up of sticky plaques can cause the arteries to narrow, restricting blood flow. In some people, this starves the limbs of blood, leading to a serious condition called critical limb ischaemia that kills more than half of … Read more Restoring circulation: Treating critical limb ischaemia

Repairing the eardrum: The sound of self-healing

Ruptured eardrums are relatively common. Fortunately, small tears usually heal by themselves. But some large tears need to be repaired by a surgeon. This animation shows how a new tissue engineering technique could make that process much easier and cheaper. The technique uses a scaffold and growth factor to stimulate the eardrum’s own cells to … Read more Repairing the eardrum: The sound of self-healing

Inside ALS: The neurons behind the disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder that mainly affects the nerve cells (neurons), which control muscle movement. As the motor neurons degenerate, they stop sending signals to the muscles, causing progressive muscle weakness and — ultimately — death. This animation focuses on the mechanisms within the motor neurons that cause them to degenerate. … Read more Inside ALS: The neurons behind the disease

Repairing the cornea: let there be sight

The cornea is our window onto the world, letting light into our eyes, and it must be kept in perfect condition. Damage to the cornea and the vital ‘limbal’ cells that surround it can have severe consequences, and can ultimately lead to blindness. In this animation we explore how doctors treat such problems and how … Read more Repairing the cornea: let there be sight

Immunology wars: Monoclonal antibodies

Our immune systems are at war with cancer. This animation reveals how monoclonal antibodies can act as valuable reinforcements to shore up our defences – and help battle cancer. You can find more on this topic at http://www.nature.com/milestones/antibodies Nature Research has full responsibility for all editorial content, including Nature Video content. This content is editorially … Read more Immunology wars: Monoclonal antibodies

Immunology wars: A billion antibodies

Our bodies can create billions of antibodies to fight off billions of potential diseases. But how do our immune systems turn a limited number of genes into such an incredible diversity of antibody proteins? You can find more on this topic at http://www.nature.com/milestones/antibodies Nature Research has full responsibility for all editorial content, including Nature Video … Read more Immunology wars: A billion antibodies

Quantum computers: Computing the impossible

Quantum computers could crack problems that are impossible for conventional computers. But first researchers have to build one that’s big enough to be useful. This animation looks at the challenges and rewards of creating a quantum computer. Read more – http://www.nature.com/nature/outline/quantum-computing Animation by Visual Science: http://www.visual-science.com Nature has full responsibility for all editorial content, including … Read more Quantum computers: Computing the impossible

Fashion: British Fashion Council Talent Launch Pad – Application Now Being Accepted

The British Fashion Council is now accepting application for the “Talent Launch Pad”. British fashion houses producing womenswear or accessories can apply for the support package, which includes access to the industry’s top stylists, photographers and creative directors to create images, films and online profiles. Major UK glossies will also give the initiative extensive editorial … Read more Fashion: British Fashion Council Talent Launch Pad – Application Now Being Accepted

Editorial: Middle East Conflict and Human Nature

In my capacity as editor of The Global Herald, yesterday evening I briefly took down the article written by Sunny Sharma, “Why the Arab-Israeli Conflict?” after it received a small raft of comments. After reviewing all of the comments, the article itself and the original article within The Guardian upon which Sunny bases much of … Read more Editorial: Middle East Conflict and Human Nature