Can banning neonicotinoids bee the solution?

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By Lauren Hoskin Just last week, the European Commission put a two-year ban on the use of neonicotinoids, the most widely used pesticide group in the world. From December, farmers will be unable… Continue reading

The Golden Bullet

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By Lauren Hoskin The debate on genetic modification has been long and enduring. Some believe it could be the answer to dwindling resources and rising populations whilst others believe it poses new political… Continue reading

An unwelcome traveller

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By Lauren Hoskin Originally from South East Asia, the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) began its migration towards Europe over 30 years ago with the rise of globalisation and the international goods trade.… Continue reading

Achieving high Aspirinations

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By Lauren Hoskin Last year, new evidence was released to indicate that taking 75mg of aspirin daily could in fact reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and some other cancers by up to… Continue reading

The Gangs of Sink City

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By Lauren Hoskin Unbeknownst to the average person, biofilms are encountered on a daily basis. These microbiologist’s nightmares are the slime living beneath your toilet seat, the muck in your drain pipes, the… Continue reading

Antioxidants- method behind the myth

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By Lauren Hoskin Super-foods; the modern-day wives tale passed from scientist to specialist to supermarket. Now refuted by scientists, it was thought that antioxidants contained within certain foods had the ability to protect… Continue reading

You could give more than presents this Christmas

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By Lauren Hoskin Bone marrow is a soft tissue found on the inside of large bones, and in adults makes up about 4% of total body weight. It is the source of haematopoietic… Continue reading

A Cold Explanation

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By Lauren Hoskin Come December most of Britain are woefully carrying round a pack of tissues and feeling rather sorry for their noses. However, as common as the cold is, many of us… Continue reading

Her Royal Illness

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By Lauren Hoskin Just last week the duchess of Cambridge announced her pregnancy early due to her hospitalization for hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). The disease is similar to morning sickness, with the major symptoms… Continue reading

MSG, delicious or dangerous…

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By Lauren Hoskin Although having been used as a flavour enhancer for over 100 years, much controversy surrounds the artificially produced flavouring Monosodium Glutamate, also known on food labels as E621. MSG is… Continue reading