biology

One million species, or a quarter of all that are left, are now under threat of extinction

Posted in Featured, Science on 8th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Even though the rate of species extinction is already currently tens to hundreds of times faster than it's averaged over the last 10 million years, it will continue to accelerate should our current practices continue.

Speeding Up Tree Planting By One Hundred Times Using Drones

Posted in Business, Science on 1st May, 2019
by Alex Muller

BioCarbon Engineering wants to counter act climate change and carbon emissions by speeding the planting of trees by one hundred times by using drones.

Existing drug that offers dormancy over death may be better for combatting cancer

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

"It's designed for people with chronic disease so that they can take it for a long time. So, we think fostamatinib is a perfect candidate for this kind of years-long 'lock-'n'-block' type of approach."

Odor receptors in taste cells suggest you can smell with your tongue

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

"This may lead to the development of odor-based taste modifiers that can help combat the excess salt, sugar, and fat intake associated with diet-related diseases such as obesity and diabetes."

Search to uncover genetic secrets of sarcoma

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine on 17th Feb, 2019
by Alex Muller

Sarcoma Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP), aims to find answers to some of the most fundamental questions about this type of cancer.