Tag Archive: disease

Bacteria Wars: the scientist strikes back

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By Kruti Shrotri Bacterial infections are becoming a serious threat to society as the bacteria that cause them become increasingly resistant to our current antibiotics. Earlier this year, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame… Continue reading

Parasitic worms and the 50 pence pill

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By Barney Wharam In the developed world the idea of worm eggs in your poo seems pretty alien thanks to our flushing toilets, good sanitation and clean water supplies. Unfortunately this is not… Continue reading

Aiming for lucky number seven

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By Anna Tiley Last week a report was published by the department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London, which advocated eating seven fruits and vegetables per day as opposed to… Continue reading

Teenage Mutant Killer Insects

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By Lauren Hoskin Each year there are an estimated 50-100 million cases of Dengue fever reported worldwide. This potentially life-threatening disease is principally transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Up to now, techniques… Continue reading

UV got sun cream on, right?

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By Lauren Hoskin With an ever-increasing number of pasty Brits working 360 days in the office, only to fly out for five days of sun in the Costa del Sol, it is no… Continue reading

Stopping the Cereal Killer

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By Anna Tiley With the world’s population predicted to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, serious concerns are being raised about future food availability. A big challenge will be to produce sufficient food… 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