Purifying water from the energy business + Alzheimer’s disease and memory – 105science

Experimental psychologist Brianne Kent talks to Chris Creese about Alzheimer’s disease; memory and why love is a drug. We also hear from Matt Bruff of Altela Inc, a Denver company making technology that turns the most polluted water into something useful. Brianne Kent is working on a PhD in experimental psychology at the University of Cambridge. She is studying Alzheimer’s disease and finding out how memories form in the brain. Brianne also tells about dopamine, a brain chemical that figures in drug addiction and as we fall in love.

•  To learn more the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, see the Alzheimer Society: http://alzheimers.org.uk/

•  “Your Love is my drug” by Brianne Kent in BlueSci http://www.bluesci.org/?p=7474

•  “Why do we love: the nature and chemistry of romantic love“ – a book by Helen Fisher is at Amazon Books http://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-We-Love-Chemistry-Romantic/dp/0805077960

Roger spoke to Matt Bruff of Altela Inc, when they visited Cambridge this week. This Denver company create large scale water recycling plants that handle the massive quantities of polluted water that arise from extracting oil and gas. Matt tells how their technology gives water that’s pretty much ready to drink. Thanks by the gallon to Altela Inc  http://altelainc.com

The Science Show 14/07/2012


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *