Science

Branching out: what can we learn from trees?

TREES ARE THE lungs of the Earth, nature’s memory stick, even at a molecular level. Every layer of fresh weight…

Epigenetics: a 21st century scientific revolution

It is likely that everybody has heard of genetics, the study of the genes that determine our inherited traits, but…

The sad story of Typhoid Mary Mallon

In the summer of 1906, the Warren family were summering on Long Island when six out of the eleven people…

Artificial animal wombs show hope for premature babies

The concept of creating an artificial womb that replicates the perfectly balanced conditions of a mother might seem unrealistic or…

World Penguin Day: Overfishing and climate change impacts penguin populations

World Penguin Day is celebrated on the 25th April every year. This coincides roughly with the start of the annual…

Warm winters drive the spread of Lyme disease

As climate change drives the spread of Lyme disease carrying ticks across new areas of the Northern Hemisphere, we still…

Hellish Hay Fever and How to Treat it

  If you have been waking up with an itchy throat and ears, red eyes and find you can’t stop…

Marmite is good for the brain, York study suggests

Eating a spoonful of Marmite everyday could have a positive impact on your brain’s health, researchers at York have found.…

Is Sweden the answer to a smoke-free future?

It seems Sweden is the guiding light needed for a cigarette-free world. Swedish men appear to be the first population…

Telomeres: our cells’ biological ageing clock

IN 1953, JAMES Watson and Francis Crick were co-originators in the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic…

New approaches to childhood obesity

METABOLIC SYNDROME, sometimes referred to as insulin resistance syndrome, is a term used for the group of various medical conditions…