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…

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…

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…

Jupiter Was Ready For It’s Close-Up

Last week NASA revealed the news that the Juno spaceship had completed it’s first fly-by of Jupiter. At it’s closest, the ship was only 2,600 miles away from the planet’s clouds, which is the closest it will ever get. This fly-by is the first of 36 scheduled for the mission but the data is already coming…

Chemo-Brain Confirmed in Long-Term Mouse Study

It is well known that chemotherapy comes with a long list of side effects; nausea, fatigue, muscle pain and sores in the mouth and throat to name a few. These are often necessary evils and most patients would agree that they are worth suffering through in order to treat their cancer. According to Cancer Research…