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CRISPR computers: how to program a cell

Monday 13th Mar 2017, 04.44pm

Inside every cell in your body, a complex network of signals are constantly being sent, received, interpreted and acted upon. These signals tell the cell how and when to perform its particular specialised task, in concert with all the other cells surrounding it.

Will supersonic transport ever make a comeback?

Monday 13th Mar 2017, 02.15pm

It’s 1985 and Phil Collins, drummer and singer had a problem. He wants to play Live Aid at Wembley, London and then a few hours later make it to Philadelphia to play drums for Eric Clapton for the Live Aid show there. Thankfully science was able to get him there. By science we mean the Concord...

Brain Development in Teenagers

Friday 10th Mar 2017, 09.30am

Our brain is the control centre of our body and responsible for our thoughts, actions and overall function of the body. But it doesn’t stay the same as we grow up. It’s continually changing and developing. One of the most fascinating transitions for the brain is between childhood and adulthood:...

As you journey from childhood into your teen years and then into adulthood, your brain is changing in ways that might explain why the teen years can be a bit of a roller coaster. In this animation we take a look at what’s happening in teenagers’ heads and how researchers at the University of...

What are the consequences of severe anaemia for mothers and babies?

Monday 27th Feb 2017, 03.37pm

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that results in the production of abnormal red blood cells, resulting in the inefficient transport of oxygen around the body. In severe cases, babies carrying the genetic changes that cause the disease rarely survive to birth and the health of the...

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The Freshwater Blog - the science, policy and conservation of freshwater ecosystems

Learn more about animal excretion

Phenotype, the magazine of the Oxford University Biochemical Society

Learn more about human hearing

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