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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: 289

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: 260

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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A New Life Form is in Town!

August 27, 2016 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 433

Forget GMOs – it’s time for the GROs! Alisha Aman looks at genomically recoded organisms and the impact they could have on viruses and biochemicals.

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Like a God from the Machine

August 23, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 549

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: 579

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

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A New Cure for Neglected Parasitic Diseases?

August 20, 2016 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 575

Scientists screen over 3 million candidates to find one new compound capable of killing three species of disease-causing parasites.

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Wearable Tech: A revolution in healthcare

August 16, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 696

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