Killing two birds with one stone? Could the same treatment work for cardiovascular disease and cancer?
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Statin to the rescue: one pill to save them all?

Could taking one golden pill really protect you against cardiovascular disease and cancer?

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The fault in our genes

January 19, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 482

One crucial change among the 3 billion letters takes it all - Alisha Aman discusses some rare genetic diseases.

It may all be fantasy, but that doesn’t stop us from drawing some real scientific conclusions! Image by Scott Smith via flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Calling all muggles: why you never received your Hogwarts letter

December 24, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 538

Claire Harris delves into the science behind the fiction (and perhaps asks herself if her Potter obsession is healthy)

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Laughing at Stupid Jokes Can Help Us in Court

December 17, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 505

Artur Balabanov explores how much people are willing to let the majority make their decisions for them.

Malaria-spreading culprit: the anopheles gambiae mosquito
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The rise of Artemisinin: the malaria wonder-drug

December 9, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 579

Katherine McPhie investigates how the ancient herbal Artemisia annua plant became the life-saving medicine of millions.

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Fracking for gas: fossil or future?

December 4, 2015 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 1643

This year, the year 2015, has been referred to by some as our last chance to curb global climate change. There has been an unprecedented focus on climate change among both politicians and the public alike this year and the COP21 conference that took place in Paris this week is seen by many as being

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And the winner is…

December 2, 2015 • Features • Views: 523

It's official. Last night theGIST was awarded Student Website of the Year at the Guardian Student Media Awards.

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Here comes the trichy part!

November 26, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 2326

Liked our snippet interview with Judith Stevenson about trichotillomania? Intrigued? Look no further, here comes our follow-up.