We’re desperate for a next-generation battery to power our lives for longer. Could the human intestine help in the quest for longer battery life?
With more energy to invest in sex calls, well-fed male crickets are better able to attract female attention than their hungry counterparts.
The Schiaparelli lander may have crashed during its Mars landing but the mission can still provide fascinating insights into the Red Planet.
Initial research funded by the Ice Bucket Challenge has implicated a gene responsible for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – but there’s still a long way to go.
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.