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Is Viagra a Male Contraceptive?

Lauren Taylor delves into the stimulating debate that Viagra could be a contraceptive.

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The Paradox of Missing Antimatter

December 3, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 32

Why are we here? Okay, that is a uselessly vague question; let me rephrase. Under what mechanism did the stars, planets, life, and all that come about?

Multiple Sclerosis: The Truth is Out There

November 30, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 112

Everything you always wanted to know about Multiple Sclerosis* (*but hadn’t thought to ask)

Vivisection: Are We Doing Enough for the Animals Who Give So Much?

November 28, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 41

Louise Richardson journeys through the controversial issue of vivisection to identify practical ways in which scientists can improve the wellbeing of animals used in their research.

The Weakened ‘Glue’ In Your Body

November 4, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 55

Li-En Tan introduces Marfan syndrome — a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissues (the glue in your body), and explains the associated cardiovascular complications.

The Future of Stratified Medicine

November 2, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 18

It is becoming increasingly obvious that for many diseases, the idea of a one size fits all approach is coming to an end. Instead, a precision approach targeting an individual's unique genetic code is the way ahead. In this cover article for the August 2016 GIST magazine, Alisha Aman delves into

Why You Shouldn’t Burn Your Toast

November 2, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences • Views: 18

Derek Connor explores the world of chemistry taking place in your kitchen every time you cook a meal and looks at why it may be better to take your food out the oven a little sooner than you may normally.

Quantum Cryptography – The future of security

November 2, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 15

With it becoming apparent in the last few years how easy it is for individuals and organisations to break in to your data, Aidan McFadden discusses the problems we face with encryption today and how quantum cryptography is the best hope we have.