The Weakened ‘Glue’ In Your Body

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.

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The Future of Stratified Medicine

November 2, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 66

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: 65

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: 56

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.

Shrimp Fight Club: Wasteful or Lifesaving?

October 14, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 122

Research on the mantis shrimp was initially scoffed at but quickly gained respect — why did people change their minds so quickly?

Why the Pentagon Continues to Pester Mathematicians

October 13, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 131

An insight into the puzzling case of the pentagon, and how it all fits together.

The Cupid Called Brain

October 11, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 189

Love and heartbreak — just chemicals? Alisha Aman explores the biology of falling in and out of love, and how it serves an evolutionary purpose.

Devils’ Fight Club: Evolution vs. Cancer

September 29, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 319

Nope, this is not a Pokémon Go match we’re talking about: a new study shows that Tasmanian devils are evolving new ways to fight a deadly cancer.