About theGIST

Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology (theGIST) is a student science magazine and network based at University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University. With over 50 contributors, we produce weekly articles, monthly videos and occasional podcasts; we set up workshops and seminars; and we publish a printed magazine. We consist mainly of undergrads and postgrads but also welcome members of staff. Our continued goal is to communicate science clearly, accurately and passionately – to anyone in love with science.

Besides our wonderful contributors, we also have an inner team of hard-working, gloriously geeky admins. If you have a specific question you need to ask or need to get in touch with a specific person, have a look at our admin page for a list of our admins and their bios. For general enquiries, contact editor@the-gist.org.

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Other Articles

Mind Games

Apps like Lumosity, Memory Trainer or Brainmetrix all promise to provide more or less the same things: scientifically designed games which lead to better memory, increased intelligence, attention span and problem solving abilities, as well as prevention of neurodegenerative illnesses. Such websites are filled with testimonies of satisfied customers and confident researchers, but the average … More


Concussion Crisis

With Glasgow playing host to a major upset in rugby sevens and Commonwealth Games history, we would hope that such a spectacle would increase participation in sports not so often in the public eye. But when it comes to high contact games such as rugby, great care must be exercised to ensure the well-being of … More


Years of Living Dangerously, episode 1: A review of the celebrity documentary taking on climate change

From the people behind Terminator and Titanic, starring Matt Damon, Jessica Alba and Indiana Jones, this summer’s most intense thriller – a story of heartbreak, wildfire and political corruption: Climate Change. People don’t listen to scientists. This has to be the conclusion when after years of the scientific community reporting, almost entirely unanimously, on the … More


The Righteous Drug Smugglers

Of all the challenges facing the pharmaceutical treatment of brain diseases, the most fundamental is also one of the most difficult: getting drugs into the brain. Our brain comes with its own bouncer, the blood-brain barrier (BBB), so if your miracle drug is wearing the wrong shoes, chances are it won’t be let in. In … More