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  • 1:07:14 Food for Thought: Genetically Modified Nourishment — Longwood Seminar

    Food for Thought: Genetically Modified Nourishment — Longwood Seminar

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    Since the early 90's when it was first produced in the US, the value of genetically modified (GM) food has been challenged and debated. In this Longwood Seminar, you will learn about how GM foods are produced and how the process may change in the future.

  • 1:15:30 From Vision to Touch: Exploring the Five Senses — Longwood Seminar

    From Vision to Touch: Exploring the Five Senses — Longwood Seminar

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    The senses make it possible to explore our surroundings and communicate in the world, but do you understand their role in the body? At this Longwood Seminar, a panel of Harvard faculty members who specialize in each of the five senses share their expertis

  • 57:17 Living Long, Living Well: Aging With Flourish — Longwood Seminar

    Living Long, Living Well: Aging With Flourish — Longwood Seminar

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    As life expectancy continues to rise throughout the US, many of us can look forward to a longer life. In this Longwood Seminar, you will learn about the biology of aging to help explain the changes that take place in the body as people age, as well as hea

  • 1:31:01 The Race to Grace: Surviving Stress — Longwood Seminar

    The Race to Grace: Surviving Stress — Longwood Seminar

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    In today's 24-7 world, it's common to feel anxious, overburdened and stressed periodically. At this Longwood Seminar, doctors explain how the body responds to stressful situations and describe how stress affects psychological and physiological well-being.

  • 1:27:50 Patience and Patients: Understanding the Spectrum of Alzheimer's Disease — Longwood Seminar

    Patience and Patients: Understanding the Spectrum of Alzheimer's Disease — Longwood Seminar

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    As human life expectancy increases, so does the possibility that a family member or friend will be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Fortunately, researchers are continually learning more about what causes this debilitating condition and discovering new

  • 1:24:36 Singing in the Shower to Shaking in Your Boots: The Science of Emotion — Longwood Seminar

    Singing in the Shower to Shaking in Your Boots: The Science of Emotion — Longwood Seminar

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    As the childhood song goes, "If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it," but do you ever truly wonder why you're happy? Have you thought about where our emotions come from and why they make us feel the way we do? A panel of Harva

  • 1:29:10 Panning for Therapeutic Gold: Cancer Genetics — Longwood Seminar

    Panning for Therapeutic Gold: Cancer Genetics — Longwood Seminar

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    The end of 2011 marked the 40-year anniversary of President Nixon declaring the War on Cancer. Though a cure has not yet been discovered, the understanding of genetics is revolutionizing cancer research and improving the ways in which we can battle one of

  • 1:30:02 Haute Culture: Tailoring Stem Cells to Make Us Well — Longwood Seminar

    Haute Culture: Tailoring Stem Cells to Make Us Well — Longwood Seminar

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    Harnessing the body's ability to repair itself, regenerative biology is advancing medicine each day. Our bodies contain stem cells that have the remarkable ability to transform into many different kinds of cells and act as tiny "handymen" to repair damage

  • 1:25:44 Food and Vitamins and Supplements! Oh My! — Longwood Seminar

    Food and Vitamins and Supplements! Oh My! — Longwood Seminar

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    Every day a new diet trend seems to be in the news—along with an abundance of advice on supplements and vitamins, including which to take and which to avoid. This March 5, 2013, seminar aims to cut through the noise surrounding nutrition, vitamins and die

  • 1:31:41 The Power of Zzzs — Longwood Seminar

    The Power of Zzzs — Longwood Seminar

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    Everyone will agree that nothing feels as good as a good night's sleep. While we are in agreement that sleep is essential to our overall well-being, few of us actually get a sufficient amount of it. This March 19, 2013, seminar will illuminate the importa

  • 1:31:24 It's All In Your Head — Longwood Seminar

    It's All In Your Head — Longwood Seminar

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    As the epicenter of the nervous system, the brain is a complex and fascinating organ. Our brains are the engines that drive our bodies to process information and communicate with the world. Scientists today are making groundbreaking strides in understandi

  • 1:23:49 Popular Beyond Belief — Longwood Seminar

    Beyond Belief — Longwood Seminar

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    Our individual belief system plays a role in many aspects of our life, but have you considered how a belief system can impact your overall health? A relatively unexplored area of study, the individual belief system is increasingly becoming the focus of re

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