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New study finds blood vessels passing through ‘solid’ bone

As a species, humans understand a lot about their own physiology. Right down to the microscopic scale, we can describe systems and components that affect our health and wellbeing. And…

How the soap industry is responding to environmental pressures

Whether solid, liquid, or something in-between, everyone has very regular interactions with soap. The variation of facial soaps and cleansers that are tried, analysed and researched in the quest for…

Nasa’s InSight lander has finally reached the surface of Mars

On the evening of the 26th November, NASA’s InSight lander successfully touched down on the surface of Mars. An explosion of cheers,high-fives and hugs erupted in theJet Propulsion Laboratory as…

Immunotherapy: the beacon of hope for cancer treatment

Cancer is an illness that has touched practically everybody’s lives in some way. The disease is indiscriminate, affecting friends, relatives, teachers and colleagues. Although mostly associated with more elderly patients,…

Marking the centenary of the 1918 flu pandemic

At this time of year, the influenza virus is a common talking point. The NHS is desperately trying to get flu vaccinations done. The echoes of coughs and sneezes ring…

The history of vaccines and the facts of the anti-vax movement

In the first year of a biology bachelor’s’ degree, or even before, the tale of Edward Jenner and his miraculous vaccination discovery is told. The story goes that Jenner used…

Could AI help diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of dementia, could be considered one of the more terrifying illnesses one can get. It starts slowly, with minor memory problems followed by disorientation and confusion…

The spooky science behind Halloween’s most iconic monsters

Halloween is fast approaching, and the majority of the student population start to look forward to costumes, pumpkins, and drinking opportunities. Rather than writing about the science of alcohol poisoning…