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A lightbulb moment for obesity research

Holly Scott asks whether artificial lighting could be making us fatter.

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Conquering K2: The Challenges of Synthetic Cannabinoids

July 1, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 160

Alice Seywright looks at why synthetic cannabinoids are proving to be an uphill struggle for toxicologists, policy makers and the prison system.

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Can drinking coffee really reduce liver damage caused by excess boozing?

July 1, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 155

Like drinking a wee bit too much? New research suggests that drinking more coffee can reduce the risk of developing alcohol-induced liver damage. Jiska van der Reest investigates the claim.

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Brexit Brain Drain

June 27, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences • Views: 285

Gabriela De Sousa discusses why leaving the EU might lead to funding devastation and researchers abandoning ship


Big Data, 4 Senses

June 27, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 148

Altea Lorenzo-Arribas takes a sensory journey through Big Data


The Silent Killer

May 31, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 297

Following Hypertension Awareness Week, Alisha Aman looks at what hypertension is as well as the causes, effects, and cures for this silent killer.


FemEng visit Rwanda

May 8, 2016 • Features • Views: 571

Pioneering Glasgow University Student Project in Rwanda

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Farming Resistance

April 30, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 561

Amy Irvine discusses antibiotic resistance and modern animal agriculture.