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Can Antibiotics Actually Make an Infection Worse?

Millions of people in the UK take antibiotics every year to clear infection, but in some cases, could they actually be doing more harm than good?

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HUVEC cells stimulated with VEGF on a polymer surface. Credit of the image: Vladimira Moulisova.

Helping Fractures Heal

March 31, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 427

Andrés explores the science of bone healing with a view to current and new applications for orthopaedic surgery based in new conductive materials, growth factors and stem cells.

Flock of Sheep by Petr Kratochvil

Is the Fate of the Earth a Question of Psychology?

March 31, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 361

Jessica Bownes discusses a multitude of the World's problems and discovers that they may all share a common, single solution.

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Antibiotic Resistance: The arms race between host and pathogen

March 30, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 489

Are untreatable “superbugs” fact or fiction? Scientists are searching for new ways to combat antibiotic resistance.
Credit: Dr. phil.nat Thomas Geier, Fachgebiet Botanik der Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim
	Präparation und Foto Thomas Geier, upload von Martin Bahmann

Edible Vaccines

March 25, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 1033

Would you like vaccinations with your salad, madam?

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The Silent Shadow

March 23, 2016 • Features • Views: 1472

Alisha Aman investigates how depression can affect you, and the possible genetic link behind it.

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Mind Controlling Microbes

March 21, 2016 • Features • Views: 572

Raeesah Maqsood discusses the gut-brain axis and how microbiota may play a crucial role in the development of schizophrenia.

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Tale of the Tiny Chromosome

March 21, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 476

The science behind Down’s syndrome