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Back to the black stuff?

Since 2007 something has been stirring or rather revolving. Vinyl sales having been on the brink of extinction have been steadily climbing. The last time they were this high was 1991 when Simply Red’s Stars was number one in the charts. Vinyl sales still only account...

The new premier league players

Back in February main stream media were amazed at a story that demonstrated the humble bumble bee could play football. Obviously, the bees had not acquired a new fondness of sport but what they had shown was cognitive flexibility under ecological pressure. Loukola et...

Paint it yellow for the real world

There is a current trend to generate real-world data on medicines. This desire is being fuelled both by pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers. In a cash restricted healthcare environment, those reimbursing new drugs want to know that they are getting value...

Prescribing on your gut?

On June 30th, the UK will wake up to another new world, probably less seismic than the EU referendum result, but one that will cause waves. In a drive for transparency and openness, the association of the British pharmaceutical industry (ABPI) will publish the amounts...

A new way to calibrate the postmortem clock?

It's almost in every detective film or novel, the line where the detective asks the pathologist 'What was the time of death?'. The postmortem interval (PMI) as it is defined contains the answer to that question. There are several methods to evaluate the...

Rock solid: Trapping carbon dioxide

The amount of research into global warming and how to reduce the increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) has grown exponentially over the last 15 years. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one such growing field. Carbon capture cannot work without a method to safely store the...

Obama’s supercomputer order gets a step closer

Back in July 2015, Obama put executive orders out for the USA to build the world's fastest supercomputer by 2025, this order created the National Strategic Computing Initiative. The current fastest supercomputer resides in China and is called Tianhe-2 and is in...

Warm plastic water bottle danger?

The world in 2014 consumed 54 million gallons of bottled water. China is the biggest consumer closely followed by the USA. Over the last decade there has been growing concern about the plastics used to make the bottles and leaching of potentially toxic chemicals into...

Resurrection of the biomorphs

It's interesting to think what has been lost since the internet began. It has been 30 years since Richard Dawkins published 'The Blind Watchmaker' and then went on to write his biomorph algorithm to demonstrate evolution in action. These were let loose upon the public...

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Technology

  • Space technologies improve surgeries back on earth
    on April, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    A novel surgical robotic system has been developed that provides tactile feedback and is capable of single-incision and natural orifice (incision-free) robotic surgery. The system minimizes surgical trauma and is safer than currently available robotic systems. […]

Pharma

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    on April, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Scientists have identified two small molecules that could be pursued as potential treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases. Researchers singled out the molecules using a new drug screening approach they developed. […]

Health

  • Space technologies improve surgeries back on earth
    on April, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    A novel surgical robotic system has been developed that provides tactile feedback and is capable of single-incision and natural orifice (incision-free) robotic surgery. The system minimizes surgical trauma and is safer than currently available robotic systems. […]

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