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Starting off our series on the biochemistry of the brain, sponsored by the Biochemical Society in the UK, is part one on how our brain cells (neurons) use their energy. This episode covers how neurons are the most energy hungry cells in the body, why they need all that energy and what goes wrong when they aren’t given a constant supply of oxygen, sugars, neurochemicals and all that good stuff. Tim Ryan is an expert on how our brain uses its energy. In this episode we don’t just tell you what our neurons do, we got Tim to walk us through life in his lab so you can know step by step how he does the science that made him so famous.