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PHARMA

The UK’s Prescription for the Future?

The Life Sciences sector now finds itself facing intensifying global competition, with other nations aggressively courting the industry's prized assets and expertise. Meanwhile, the National Health Service (NHS) has grappled with the dual challenge of constrained budgets and the rising costs of newer, more innovative medicines

WHO Model list of essential medcines
CLINDAMYCIN C18H33ClN2O5

Clindamycin is a semi-synthetic lincosamide antibiotic used in the treatment of a variety of serious infections due to susceptible microorganisms as well as topically for acne vulgaris. It has a relatively narrow spectrum of activity that includes anaerobic bacteria as well s gram-positive cocci and bacilli and gram-negative bacilli. Interestingly, clindamycin appears to carry some activity against protozoans

HEALTH

Health
The Digital Dilemma: How Screen Time Shapes the Developing Brain

The Digital Dilemma: How Screen Time Shapes the Developing Brain

A team of researchers led by Samson Nivins at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden sought to shed light on the effects of screen time anf how it shapes the developing brain. In a landmark longitudinal study published in the journal Scientific Reports, they examined how different types of DM usage - including social media, video games, and television/video viewing - impact the structural development of key brain regions in children over a 4-year period.

Health
Rethinking the Role of Oxygen Saturation in Assessing Childhood Illness

Rethinking the Role of Oxygen Saturation in Assessing Childhood Illness

Pulse oximeters has become an indispensable tools in hospital emergency rooms, operating theaters, and intensive care units allowing doctors to trreat dangerously low oxygen levels, known as hypoxemia. However, the role of pulse oximetry has remained less clear when it comes to assessing and managing childhood illness in primary care and outpatient settings. A new study looks at the role of pulse oximetry in this setting.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY

AITechnology
Autonomous vs Human-Driven Vehicle Accidents: What the Data Reveals

Autonomous vs Human-Driven Vehicle Accidents: What the Data Reveals

A new study published in Nature Communications provides a detailed comparative analysis of accidents involving AVs versus human-driven vehicles (HDVs). Researchers Mohamed Abdel-Aty and Shengxuan Ding, from the University of Central Florida, utilized a dataset of over 37,000 accidents to uncover the differential characteristics and risk factors between the two vehicle types.

Science
A Single Therapy for Asthma: Engineering Long-Lived T Cells with Multi-Targeting Abilities

A Single Therapy for Asthma: Engineering Long-Lived T Cells with Multi-Targeting Abilities

Researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing may have found an alternative approach that could push severe asthma into long-term remission with just a single treatment: engineering long-lived T cells with the unique ability to target multiple drivers of the condition simultaneously.

Technology
Weaving Electronics into Living Systems

Weaving Electronics into Living Systems

From smartphones to smart homes, digital devices have become deeply intertwined with how we work, play, and interact with the world. What if these electronics could form imperceptible bonds with skin, plants, and other biological materials? A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge may have found an innovative way to do just that.

Technology
From disorder to order: Flocking birds and ‘spinning’ particles

From disorder to order: Flocking birds and ‘spinning’ particles

Research demonstrates a new mechanism of order formation in quantum systems, with potential applications for quantum technology. Researchers have demonstrated that ferromagnetism, an ordered state of atoms, can be induced by increasing particle motility and that repulsive forces between atoms are sufficient to maintain it

EDITORIAL

The Rising Tide of Retractions

A recent comprehensive study examining over 2000 biomedical research paper retractions from European institutions between 2000-2021 found that retractions have been steadily increasing over the past two decades. The retraction rate per 100,000 papers nearly quadrupled from 10.7 in 2000 to 44.8 in 2020. Most concerning is that two-thirds of these retractions were directly due to misconduct, with honest errors accounting for just 15.6% of cases.

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ACTIVITY

ACTIVITY | The Lyrid Meteor Shower: An April Sky Spectacle

In the vast expanse of the night sky, a captivating celestial event awaits astronomy enthusiasts and stargazers alike. Brace yourselves for the Lyrid meteor shower, a dazzling display of shooting stars that occurs annually in mid to late April.

ACTIVITY

ACTIVITY | Unraveling the Marvels of the Twist Museum in London

Nestled in the heart of London, the Twist Museum stands as a remarkable testament to the art of the unexpected. With its captivating exhibits and thought-provoking installations, this hidden gem offers visitors a unique and memorable experience like no other

ACTIVITY
ACTIVITY | Exploring Wonder and Discovery: A Journey Through the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester

ACTIVITY | Exploring Wonder and Discovery: A Journey Through the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is a captivating destination that offers a wide array of exhibits and activities for both children and adults. With its commitment to fostering curiosity, innovation, and learning, the museum stands as a gateway to the wonders of science and the marvels of industrial history

ACTIVITY
ACTIVITY | The Great Exhibition Road Festival: A Celebration of Science, Art, and Innovation

ACTIVITY | The Great Exhibition Road Festival: A Celebration of Science, Art, and Innovation

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free annual celebration of science and the arts each summer in South Kensington. Join us in June 2024 for a weekend of free science and arts events for all ages. Enjoy hands-on workshops, fascinating talks, performances and installations from iconic museums, research and culture organisations

ACTIVITY
ACTIVITY | Exploring the Wonders of Kew Gardens: A Paradise for Young Explorers

ACTIVITY | Exploring the Wonders of Kew Gardens: A Paradise for Young Explorers

Nestled in the heart of London, Kew Gardens is a remarkable botanical paradise that captivates visitors of all ages. While its beauty and scientific significance are widely acclaimed, Kew Gardens holds a special allure for children, offering a myriad of exciting activities and educational opportunities

BBC Virtual Reality Rome

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Hubble Organisation

Since it launch on the Spacce Shuttle Discovery on On April 24, 1990, Hubble has revealed properties of space and time that for most of human history were only probed in the imaginations of scientists and philosophers.

Sense About Science

Sense about Science is an independent charity that promotes the public interest in sound science and evidence. Founded in 2002, Sense about Science works with decision-makers, world-leading researchers and community groups to raise the standard of evidence in public life.

Chandra Observatory

Since its launch on July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has been NASA’s flagship mission for X-ray astronomy, taking its place in the fleet of “Great Observatories.”

The IUCN Red List

Established in 1964, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global extinction risk status of animal, fungus and plant species.

Scott Hartman's Skeletal Drawings

Scott Hartman’s detailed and rigorous skeletal reconstructions set the standard for sauropods: he’s now become the first port of call when looking for precise, anatomically correct work.

After 11 years, Boston Dynamics has said goodbye to its humanoid robot ATLAS HD. The robotics company says it’s time for ATLAS to “kick back and relax” in retirement, letting the new all electric ATLAS take over. This video was shared to remember ATLAS HD’s great moments and those not so great.

Science

  • Hydrogen flight looks ready for take-off with new...
    on July, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    The possibility of hydrogen-powered flight means greater opportunities for fossil-free travel, and the technological advances to make this happen are moving fast. New studies show that almost all air travel within a 750-mile radius (1200 km) could be made with hydrogen-powered aircraft by 2045, and […]

Technology

  • Microbeads with adaptable fluorescent colors from...
    on July, 2024 at 4:41 pm

    Researchers have successfully developed an environmentally friendly, microspherical fluorescent material primarily made from citric acid. These microbeads emit various colors of light depending on the illuminating light and the size of the beads, which suggests a wide range of applications. […]

Pharma

Health

  • Researchers uncover brain region's role in...
    on July, 2024 at 5:21 pm

    The human brain is remarkably adept at adjusting what we hear based on contexts, like our current environment or priorities, but it's still unknown how exactly the brain helps us detect, filter and react to sounds. Now, biologists are a step closer to solving that mystery. Using an animal model, […]

HEADER IMAGE | Carina Nebula. Star-forming region in the deep space. Gas accumulations in outer space. James webb telescope research of galaxies. ADOBE STOCK FILE #:  530827404

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