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Gasses and Glasses

This event takes place on the first floor, sorry there is no step free access.
Past event - 2022
09 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
End 9.30pm
The Sweet Centre, 110-114 Lumb Lane,
Bradford BD8 7RS
These diverse talks will explore the genetics and biology behind short-sightedness, why it is on the rise and how it can be addressed. They will also reveal the hidden secrets of toxic gasses in sustaining life.

Why do people become short-sighted and why is it becoming more and more common

Dr Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad (Lecturer in Optometry and Wolfson CAHR Research Fellow)
Sophie Coverdale (Optometrist and PhD Researcher)
Some people need glasses from a young age to see distance clearly, and some people don’t. This is called short-sightedness and currently effects a third of people in the UK throughout their lives. It’s interesting to think about why this happens, and why it looks to be sharply increasing in the UK and worldwide. Join Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad and Sophie Coverdale, Optometrists and researchers at the University of Bradford School of Optometry for this interactive talk, exploring why short-sightedness occurs, why it’s on the rise, and what we can do about it.

‘Toxic gases’ which are essential for life

Dr Jacobo Elies Gomez (Lecturer in Pharmacology)
Carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and nitric oxide (NO) are widely known as toxic lethal gases. Despite their toxicity, these gases have profound effects on human physiology and researcher are investigating how these gases can be used to cure diseases. At tiny concentrations in human biology, they are produced by our cells and play key regulatory functions (essential to sustain life), and for these reasons were labelled as ‘gasotransmitters’ by the scientific community. Join me to learn a few of the essential roles of gasotransmitters to sustain life.

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2022-05-11 Food for Thought The Sweet Centre 110-114 Lumb Lane, Bradford, BD8 7RS, United Kingdom
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