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Patent pending?

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 15 Sep 2016

When is a health treatment really new? When is a medical treatment really an invention? Patent atto…

Catch them if you can

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 12 Sep 2016

When it comes to the performance of your fluorescence microscopy system, every photon is sacred – b…

Ethics of genetics: More than just designer babies

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 6 Sep 2016

Work around the human genome and advances in the accessibility and analysis of data, creates huge o…

The super-organism behind Nature’s skyscraper

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 11 Aug 2016

Notions of the ‘super-organism’ need to be invoked to truly understand the intelligence behind Natu…

X-ray vision

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 9 Aug 2016

Bees navigate by sensing the polarisation of light. We now know that some rainforest-dwelling bees …

Transforming cells to transform lives

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 19 Jul 2016

A company in Scotland has devised a novel way to treat type 1 diabetes – producing lab grown islets…

The beauty of the beast

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 5 Jul 2016

The enigmatic Tully Monster has become something of a palaeontological icon, yet there is much to l…

Old dog, new tricks

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 21 Jun 2016

Have we overlooked some incredible pharmacological properties of aspirin? Martyna Petrulyte takes a…

From the front line

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 19 May 2016

We hear from Professor Daouda Ndiaye – a Senegalese researcher taking on malaria – about a new test…

The pace and pattern of being

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 8 Apr 2016

Maturation in mammals varies widely, but the exact reasons why are still unclear. A new method of m…

What to do with a problem like Zika?

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 6 Apr 2016

The current Zika outbreak first began in Brazil in April 2015. It has been strongly linked to newbo…

A personal interpretation

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 25 Mar 2016

There is a clear move away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to medicine and instead a new person…

Data takes on the dopers

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 23 Mar 2016

New studies looking at the subtle changes that can occur when human blood is stored could help put …

Symptom or cause? Autism and immune dysfunction

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 18 Mar 2016

There are tantalising clues that anomalies in immune function may be related to autism spectrum dis…

A map is worth a thousand words

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 26 Feb 2016

Vibrational spectroscopy expert Dr Elizabeth Carter tells us how Raman mapping can help examine the…

When does ageing become disease?

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 8 Feb 2016

Our understanding of the molecular process of ageing is growing, as such our understanding of risk …

Swimming out from an evolutionary shadow

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 14 Jan 2016

We hear how the humble turtle has been problematic to classify correctly in an evolutionary context…

Climbing to the cloud

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 18 Dec 2015

Bioinformatics needs to change says Dr Thomas Connor and for that to happen we need to look to the …

A fascinating act of cellular cannibalism

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 17 Dec 2015

After a century of observing strange acts of cellular cannibalism, Jo Durgan and Oliver Florey tell…

It simply isn’t cricket

qwbdchbctt.d qwbdchbctt.d | Added: 17 Nov 2015

It is well-established that parasites can affect the behaviour of their hosts, but can a parasitica…