biology

Innovations to plant more trees and regrow forests

Posted in Reviews, Science on 15th Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

According to the Committee on Climate Change, the government's statutory advisers on the climate crisis, the UK should have 1.5bn new trees by 2050 to meet the net zero carbon target, set in line with international scientific warnings on the climate crisis.

Researchers find a "consciousness switch" deep in the brain

Posted in Medicine, Science on 15th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

There's an incredible amount we don't understand about the workings of the human body and brain, and consciousness itself remains one of the great mysteries of science.

New Method for Better Early Detection of Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

They hope within 18 months to two years to conduct first clinical trials in patents.

Dead bodies are revealing the secrets of how cancer kills

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

One in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime, according to figures from Cancer Research UK. And while research has advanced in leaps and bounds in terms of finding drugs and improving our understanding of the disease, doctors still don’t know the answer to one of the biggest questions: why do patients die?

Battery-free biosensor is the smallest one yet

Posted in Hardware, Medicine on 29th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Designed to continuously monitor various bodily processes, externally-powered biosensors are not only smaller than their battery-packing counterparts, but they also don't have to be surgically retrieved for battery-changes.