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Malleable Memory

Kaitlyn Hair questions how much we can truly trust our own memories and considers the exciting new therapeutic potential that our flexible memories may unlock

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Can We Give Biotech the Green Light?

September 5, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 261

Nina Divorty delves into the debate around genetic engineering and its effects on the environment following a Glasgow Café Scientifique discussion at the Tron theatre.
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Cannabis — What Do We Know?

September 5, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 227

Nina Divorty joins the Glasgow public and four cannabis experts to hear about the science behind the highs, hazards and health claims at this year's Glasgow Science Festival.

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Like a God from the Machine

August 23, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 501

Can cognitive science help us all agree to disagree?

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Photosynthetic Cell Factories: Making Sugar Out of Air

August 23, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 533

Mary Ann explores how photosynthesising bacteria can be used as chemical factories to make everything from biofuels to cosmetics.

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Wearable Tech: A revolution in healthcare

August 16, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 642

Are you bored of going to the doctor for routine check-ups? Wearable biosensors could be the key to less crowded hospitals.


PARP inhibitors: Synthetic Lethality

August 13, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 651

Chemotherapy is the traditional drug treatment for cancer, effective yet plagued by its side effects. These agents are toxic to cells (cytotoxic) that rapidly divide, hence killing cancer cells throughout the body. However, there are also healthy cells in our bodies that rapidly grow and divide,

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Can fish feel pain or are they just too simple?

August 8, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 685

Martin Foley delves into the psyche of fish and the debate on whether they have the ability to experience pain.