Overcoming the so-called ‘male, pale and stale’ world of STEM

By Nabila Juhi, Urmston Grammar School

I was going to find a cure for cancer, seven-year-old me decided. From a young age I’ve always been interested in science. It was perhaps one subject where I felt I’d found my niche: it was logical, I was good at it and it provided me with answers to questions I’d yet to even consider. Coming from an immigrant family, with parents who didn’t continue onto higher education, I was encouraged to stick to it.

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Will better toxicity testing sound death knell for animal experimentation?

By Wayne Carter, University of Nottingham

Well it won’t, completely, but it may go some way to reduce the number of animals used in drug development.  Drugs need to undergo extensive safety and toxicity testing before being made available to the public on the shelves of a pharmacy.

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Parliamentary Links Day 2017 – UK Science and Global Opportunities?

Max Thompson, University of Kent

As a PhD student with an interest in science policy, I was very excited to get the chance attend Parliamentary Links Day 2017. The subject was global opportunities and UK science, which sounded to me like it would entail a lot of discussion of Brexit and general policies which influence the internationalism of UK science, something which I feel very strongly about.

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