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PARP inhibitors: Synthetic Lethality

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, such as cells found in our blood, digestive tract …

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How Nanocatalysis Could Save the Sweet Tooth

August 13, 2016 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 605

I. Emilie Steinmark investigates whether nanoparticles could be the toothpaste 2.0

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Can fish feel pain or are they just too simple?

August 8, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 713

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

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The Curious Case of the Vanishing Disease

August 6, 2016 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 655

Claire Harris unearths a long extinct disease that still intrigues us several centuries on.

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Electricity, the key to reversing the effects of stroke?

August 3, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 765

Louise Richardson looks at the pros and cons of zapping your brain to reverse the effects of stroke.

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European Jellyfish Stings: To Pee or Not to Pee, That is the Question

August 1, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 1064

Louise Montgomery explores the benefits and problems associated with different treatments for European jellyfish stings, some more exotic than others.

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Epigenetics and Evolution: Revising the Theory

July 31, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 843

Alexander Osborne is investigating the potential implications that epigenetics may have on our understanding of the theory of Evolution.

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Mapping the Monkey Mind

July 30, 2016 • Life Sciences, Snippets • Views: 634

Nina Divorty finds her way around the brain using a map with a difference – the monkey brain blueprint that gives new insights into neurodevelopmental disorders.