For most people the idea of losing a limb is horrifying. Even worse is the idea that we would have to self-amputate in order to survive.
Thin layer chromatography, more often referred to as TLC, is something you may well have unwittingly carried out a variation of as a child with some filter paper and pens. However it also made a recent cameo in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. So what exactly is TLC and what part does it have to play in modern forensic science?
Approximately 380,000 individuals in the United Kingdom are reported to be homeless at any given time. A majority of these individuals are also likely to be plagued by mental illnesses that generally go undiagnosed and untreated. Clare Allely delves into the root of the problem and asks if there is a way out of the negative spiral of rough sleeping.
Craig McInnes delves into the world of ‘heritage smells’ and discovers how chemistry could help safeguard museums’ artefacts.
Craig McInnes reports on the changing face of the pharmaceutical sector and asks “who will make the medicines of tomorrow?”
‘A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh’ – Leonard Cohen, The Favorite Game.
This is the second part in a series about Sustainable Glasgow (SG), the initiative that aims to convert Glasgow into one of the most sustainable cities in Europe in the next ten years. Conaill Soraghan interviews Richard Bellingham, the academic responsible for drawing up the strategy which is now widely perceived as world leading.
Bethan Lowder delves into the DNA of her ancestors.