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  • Apr 08 2021

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    In August 2017, faced with the increasing probability of drastic budget cuts under the Trump administration, the NSF Directorate of Biological Sciences announced it would no longer be funding its long-praised Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDIGs). This decision marked a turning point in f...

  • December 21 2020

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    If the Rose Family of Schitt's creek can have their estate repossessed and forced to live in a motel within a one-horse town, you can survive any misfortune your research career throws your way. Rough patches are a given in research. Grant rejections, failed experiments, and criticisms; oh my! So, h...

  • November 13 2020

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    Since the start of lockdown in the UK back in March, the government has been “tweaking” its covid-19 testing strategy. Targeted testing, only symptomatic people, mass testing etc. Until last week (6th Nov, 2020), the only widely available tests were PCR (I’ll explain more in a moment). However, Live...

  • September 25 2020

    As we pass 6 months of lockdown measures in the UK, some long term symptoms of covid-19 are starting to emerge. Alongside viral fatigue and continued breathing difficulties, less obvious, neurological, health problems are becoming more of a concern. So what do we know about the effects of coronaviru...

  • September 11 2020

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    Could honeybee venom be used to kill aggressive cancel cells? This is the news out this month (Sept’ 2020) from research into bee venom. We all know how wonderful and important the honeybee is to our lives, but could its venom now be a key to cancer prognosis? Honeybees are fundamental to life on Ea...

  • August 25 2020

    There are various ways educators can approach working with multicultural groups of students, and it can be overwhelming to choose one that fits you. One approach that I’ve found myself consistently using, whether in early childhood or informal education, is culturally responsive teaching (CRT), whi...

  • August 6 2020

    In today's consumer-driven world, ensuring consistent high-quality beef is necessary. In Irish beef farming, cattle spend up to 8-months annually at pasture, however, in winter the feed can vary depending on the farm. Highly trained sensory panellists can pick out a wide range of flavours in beef de...

  • July 29 2020

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    Hi, I’m Alice, a third year undergraduate Biology student at Durham university. Over the Summer, I have been working with one of my professors to investigate what is known about the effects of COVID-19 on the brain and thought I would share my findings as this is something everyone should be aware o...

  • July 5 2020

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    Taking a break from work is an essential part of the day, and so in preparation for some down-time I've pulled together another round-up for you!  As always, watch the videos, give your love to the creators, and most importantly: tell them Scientistt sent you    Ken Dutton-Regester Ken is the creato...

  • June 8 2020

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    Unless you have been living under a rock, you are all probably aware of the terrible and barbaric murder of George Floyd, known as ‘Big Floyd’ to his friends and family. News surfaced around his murder when a video of him emerged being cruelly detained and restricted by police, despite shouting he c...