Louise Richardson journeys through the controversial issue of vivisection to identify practical ways in which scientists can improve the wellbeing of animals used in their research.
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.
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 stratified medicine and the important role that researchers and clinicians in Scotland are playing in paving the way forward.
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.
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.
Research on the mantis shrimp was initially scoffed at but quickly gained respect — why did people change their minds so quickly?
An insight into the puzzling case of the pentagon, and how it all fits together.
Love and heartbreak — just chemicals? Alisha Aman explores the biology of falling in and out of love, and how it serves an evolutionary purpose.