Event Review: Life Sciences in Six

Wondering Why Old Joe Was Red?

New Zika Therapy has Potential to Protect Developing Foetus

Creature Feature: The Platypus

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    Event Review: Life Sciences in Six

    Joanna Chustecki reviews the slick, smart event that highlighted just some of the University’s most important Life Sciences research on 22nd November

    Written by Redbrick on 7th December 2016

    FEATURES

    Wondering Why Old Joe Was Red?

    On Thursday 1st December, Old Joe lit up red to acknowledge World AIDS day. Rachel Kahn reports

    Written by Rachel Kahn on 7th December 2016

    SCIENCE

    New Zika Therapy has Potential to Protect Developing Foetus

    A recent breakthrough reveals that there may be a way to protect babies in the womb from the harmful effects of Zika. Mia Iyer reports

    Written by Redbrick on 25th November 2016

    CREATURE FEATURE

    Creature Feature: The Platypus

    This week is the well-known platypus, a seemingly mix-and-match of different animal body parts. In reality, an interesting life history has led to this mammal having such obscure features. Ellen Daugherty reports

    Written by Ellen Daugherty on 25th November 2016

    FEATURES

    Carbon Dioxide Concentrations Signal the Dawn of the Anthropocene

    James Pettit investigates how a milestone for atmospheric pollution coincides with the classification of a new geological epoch

    Written by James Pettit on 23rd November 2016

    SLIDER (TECH)

    Top 5: Amazing Animal Events

    The spectacular Planet Earth 2 has the nation captivated by natural events, and in light of this our editor, Kara Watson, counts down her top 5 animal events

    Written by Kara Watson on 23rd November 2016

    APPS

    Siri, Am I Sick?

    There really is an app for everything. James Van Hear reports on a new app used for speedy diagnosis

    Written by Redbrick on 23rd November 2016

    FEATURES

    A Brief Look into Trump’s Scientific Policies 

    Being a notorious climate-change denier, and with many of his scientific views being labelled as a ‘disaster’ and a ‘tragedy’ for the future of research, Trump is set to shake the scientific world. Ellen Daugherty reports

    Written by Ellen Daugherty on 18th November 2016

    SCIENCE

    New Link Found Between Transcription and DNA Damage in Cancer Cells

    A new mechanism has been found that links two important features of cancer: increased transcription and replication stress. James Van Hear reports

    Written by Redbrick on 17th November 2016

    SCIENCE

    Can Energy Drinks Cause Liver Problems?

    As a student, energy drinks are a staple for revision. They are notoriously bad for you, but perhaps not in the way you might first think. Mia Iyer investigates

    Written by Redbrick on 16th November 2016

    SCIENCE

    Tasmanian Devils Could Provide Solution to the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

    Kara Watson investigates this discovery for Antibiotic Awareness Week

    Written by Kara Watson on 16th November 2016

    SCIENCE

    Physical Source of Depression Discovered

    University students suffering with mental health issues are at an all time high, but in light of recent research Stephanie Smith investigates how the science behind depression could shed some light on its treatment

    Written by Redbrick on 15th November 2016
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