By Louise Corscadden, University of Leicester
Recent news headlines have highlighted the rise of extreme air pollution levels globally, from Delhi to London. It has become hard to ignore the thought that the very air we breathe can harm us. The World Health Organisation estimates that 7 million people annually will die a premature death due to air pollution and the number is likely to rise as pollution levels increase.
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By Rowena Mitchell, Membership Manager, Biochemical Society
Dr Anne-Marie Krachler (McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, USA) was awarded the Early Career Research Award for Biological Systems in 2016. Here we talk to Anne-Marie about her work and how receiving the award has impacted on her career.
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By Brendan Gilmore, Queen’s University Belfast
Grim? Certainly. Apocalyptic? Probably not. Antibiotics have been one of the most transformational discoveries in mankind’s history. Few drugs can make the impressive claims that antibiotics, which we have taken for granted, can. Antibiotics have slashed infant mortality and contributed to prolonging life and increasing life expectancy. Today antibiotics underpin the cornerstones of modern clinical medicine. Antibiotics save lives.
Continue reading What would a year without antibiotics look like?
By Joy Aston, in2scienceUK
In2Science helps young people from low income backgrounds progress to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers with the aim to not only improve social mobility, but also encourage a more diverse and inclusive culture within the sector. We work by leveraging the STEM community to host bespoke two-week work placements, matching students with active researchers in academia and industry. In2scienceUK coordinators also provide all the students with university access workshops and careers guidance.
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