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Trump Is Banning Science Communication

We all knew that when Trump eventually rose to office it would be a bit rocky. I cannot say with any certainty, however, that we predicted quite how insane things would become. At the time of writing, Trump has been inaugurated for 5 days. In that time he has: Withdrawn the USA from the Trans… Continue reading Trump Is Banning Science Communication

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NASA to Launch Probe to Ancient Planetary Core, 16 Psyche

Within the asteroid belt sitting between Mars and Jupiter lies a bizarre metal asteroid known as 16 Psyche. Believed to be the naked core of an ancient planet, the object is the only one of its kind known to us within our solar system. This unique opportunity for knowledge proved too good to pass up for… Continue reading NASA to Launch Probe to Ancient Planetary Core, 16 Psyche

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Polymicrobial Diseases and Life as an Irish Man in Singapore: Exclusive Interview with Dr Damien Keogh

Modern medicine is outstanding. Cancer survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years (Cancer Research UK), paralysed patients can walk again and there has even been a child born with the DNA from 3 parents. Unfortunately, modern medicine also has a dark side, and we are in the midst of a losing battle. The enemy? Antimicrobial resistant… Continue reading Polymicrobial Diseases and Life as an Irish Man in Singapore: Exclusive Interview with Dr Damien Keogh

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If House MD Reached Transcendence – IBM’s Watson Can Now Diagnose Rare Diseases

Medical science uses some of the most advanced technologies known to man in order to understand, prevent and treat hundreds of thousands of ailments, illnesses and diseases. Remote Presence Robots, augmented reality and 3D bioprinting all have the potential to improve and personalize medical care in a myriad of ways and are some of the… Continue reading If House MD Reached Transcendence – IBM’s Watson Can Now Diagnose Rare Diseases

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Rosetta Makes Her Final Descent Today at 11.20GMT

The Rosetta mission is finally coming to an end today after a 12 year stretch gathering data from the comet 67P. The probe will make a ‘collision manoeuvre’ around 11.20 GMT, and will continue to collect information until the very last moments. Here are some of the images the probe has already collected today (all… Continue reading Rosetta Makes Her Final Descent Today at 11.20GMT

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Swedish Scientist Attempts to Edit Genome of Healthy Embryo in World First

Earlier this year we reported that British scientists had been given the go ahead to begin gene editing on human embryos. Assistant Professor Fredrik Lanner of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm has beaten these scientists to the punch, and in a world-first has already attempted to edit the genome of a healthy embryo. Using Crispr-Cas9, a gene-editing technology first developed by Martin… Continue reading Swedish Scientist Attempts to Edit Genome of Healthy Embryo in World First

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Guest Post: A Superfast Look at Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (now called Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder in the UK) can be regarded by some professionals with trepidation. BPD has many traits and can affect individuals in many different ways; this is in part due to the DSM IV TR requiring an individual to meet 5 out of a possible 9 criteria to… Continue reading Guest Post: A Superfast Look at Borderline Personality Disorder