Translational research, with the goal of “translating” laboratory results into improved human healthcare, is fundamental for progression in the field of medical research. Working in a laboratory environment, it is often easy to lose sight of why research is being conducted.
The importance of conservation is ever growing as our planet and ecosystems are rapidly changing of particular interest in the UK is the European hedgehog.
By the end of the 20th century, many of the stigmas of the tattoo culture had been dismissed, and the practice has become more acceptable and accessible for people of all trades and levels of society, including scientists.
It is not often that completely novel pathogens are identified, but in 2013 this is exactly what happened in South Africa.