The promotion of diet pills, laxative teas and weight-loss supplements is now the norm on social media. Siobhan McGeechan explores this phenomenon in relation to social media influencers, specifically how their promotion of these products may be affecting not just the mental health but also the physical health of their followers.
Stroke is a largely preventable disease, but are drastic changes in global attitudes towards health necessary before any significant prevention progress can be made? Maisie Keogh investigates.
Realism has always been held up as the ultimate goal of new animation technology; now that goal is within sight, and the result is making audiences recoil. Katrina takes a look at the movie ‘Cats’ and the phenomenon known as uncanny valley.
The Chernobyl disaster was thrown back into the public consciousness following the release of HBO’s 2019 miniseries. Kirstin explores the legacy of the incident and its representation in popular culture.
Deep Bandivadekar explores the interesting world of dinosaurs and their connection with an island in Scotland.
Scottish postgraduate Fiona Scott reflects on trying to complete her PhD amidst UCU protests at the University of Sussex
What can the science of mental health apps tell us about digital support during COVID-19?
The detective and the scientist: clues in a patient’s DNA may predict their response to cancer drugs
Author investigates the use of ‘mini-organs’ to help deliver personalised medicine to patients in clinic