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  • May 27 2021

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    Plastic is everywhere. You can probably see some right now. You might have drunk from a water bottle, eaten your lunch from Tupperware, bought vegetables in a plastic wrapper. Whatever you have done today, plastic has almost certainly played a part. I’m not here to tell you how bad that is for the e...

  • March 6 2021

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    I recently heard this line in an episode of popular American sitcom Modern Family, "sitting is the new smoking". It was an off hand comment but during the pandemic, lockdown and general office-style working, sitting has risen exponentially. What evidence is there that sitting is bad for our health? ...

  • March 6 2021

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    Scientific research based on combating drug resistance is becoming increasingly important and can cause huge problems in the treatment of diseases such as cancer. Building on decades worth of research into intensive disease modelling and drug therapies, a new study provides a solution to the problem...

  • March 6 2021

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    OUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS ARE BOMBARDED EVERY DAY WITH BACTERIA, VIRUSES AND OTHER FOREIGN BODIES, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT CAUSE US HARM. WE ALL LEARNT ABOUT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IN SCHOOL, BUT HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY REMEMBER? IN CORONAVIRUS TIMES, I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW OUR BODIES WORK AT TRY...

  • March 6 2021

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                                                          BioRoom is a free virtual seminar series where biologists across the world discuss their research in 15 minutes, organized by Carmen Falcone and Elia Magrinelli.   This series has been initiated during the Covid19 quarantine when many other confe...

  • March 6 2021

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      The understanding of the gut microbiome is evolving year on year and its importance is becoming more obvious. The human gut microbiota can weigh up to 2kg and contain trillions of microorganisms with a microbiome of more than three million genes combined. The scale of importance of the microbiota ...

  • March 6 2021

    Since the tragic passing of Love Island presenter Caroline Flack, a discourse has opened up around the idea that we ought to be nicer to one another. Instagram pages are adorned with slogans instructing us to check up on our friends, to look after ourselves, and think about what we say online. It's ...