By Caroline Wood, University of Sheffield
Climate change, drought, and insect pests – surely these are the greatest threats to food security? It may surprise you, but in certain regions it is actually other plants which are the farmer’s worst fear.
By James Brown, Education and Public Engagement Officer, Biochemical Society
In April, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Experimental Biology conference in Chicago.
By Gareth Raynes, Aberystwyth University
The human microbiome is becoming more widely known and extensively studied. However, we’re not unique in having our own personal legions of friendly bacteria. Not only do other animals have extensive microbiomes, plants do too.
By Mhairi Morris, Loughborough University
Current estimates state that nearly half of us will develop cancer at some point during our lifetime, either a benign tumour that doesn’t require treatment or a more aggressive malignant tumour with the potential to kill.