–Polly Curtin Apparently it’s not just humans who turn to alcohol for some reconciliation when rejected by the opposite sex! But male fruit flies indeed too, like to drink away their problems. Results of a study by Shohat-Ophir et al … Continue reading Male Fruit Flies Turn To The Bottle To Cope With Rejection
-Heather Whalley The last lecture this year for my conservation biology module required each student to put together a short presentation about where they believe the future of conservation biology lies. I can’t speak for the rest of my peers, … Continue reading A Plate Full Of Problems: The Future Of Food Sustainability
-Elliott Lloyd Livestock need drugs to maintain a high food production. Their rearing at high densities create perfect conditions for the spread of disease-causing microbes and parasites that need to be combated using drugs. However there are many negative consequences … Continue reading Livestock On Drugs
-Bariya Malik One of the most intricate things found in nature is the brain, and although scientists have been scrutinizing for years on end, the enigmas that the brain presents are far from being unravelled. The brain is the principal … Continue reading Worried About Anxiety?
-Aksa Ali Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections and they are considered as the revolution of the second half of the twentieth century. The first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered unintentionally by Alexander Fleming in 1928. They do not, however, … Continue reading Antibiotic Resistance: A Threat As Real As Any Other
-Sarah Syed Iftikhar ‘Schizophrenia’ – a word usually misinterpreted for violence and infuriation. A word that makes the majority of people feel uneasy and anxious. It is not surprising that anyone suffering from it would be under the impression that … Continue reading Schizophrenia
-Katy Waters My time at Royal Holloway is now coming to an end and on July 12th my student status will have evolved into that of a zoology graduate. If I could go back in time to 3 years ago, … Continue reading A Few Cheeky Cheats For Zoology Undergrads
-Jaskaran Dhillon Nine years after the Human Genome Project, 25 leading synthetic biologists, including a few from the original project, have decided to now create an entire genome from scratch. The project, known as the Human Genome Project–Write (HGP-write), first generated interest at a talk at Harvard medical school in Boston. … Continue reading Creating A Genome
Why saving the joke of the animal kingdom may have been worth it. -Miranda Burke That inspired title might imply to you that I think saving these abominations was a bit of a ‘con’. This has always been a widely … Continue reading Pandas – Putting The ‘Con’ In Conservation?
-Antony Ho Would you feel comfortable with the idea of voluntarily exploding your entire body on the off chance that by doing so you would be able to protect your home, maybe a bit like a “good” terrorist? Probably not… But … Continue reading Insect Altruism – Have The Insects Got It All Wrong?