Salmonella – enemy, or ally?

Research performed by a South Korean team at Chonnam National University was recently published, to much excitement. These scientists claim to have discovered a way to flag up cancerous cells, using Salmonella as a “Trojan Horse” of sorts (sneaking into mutated cells via the body’s immune system, and attacking them).

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Trump and Climate Change

On 9th November 2016, the inevitable happened – Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States, despite the sexism, the outrageous display of racism, and the lack of any political experience whatsoever. Even though Hillary Clinton had a higher popular vote than Trump (48.2% compared to 46.5%), he still managed to…

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The Science of Friendship

The formation of lasting friendships is often thought of as a uniquely human quality – however, significant amounts of research have found this assumption to be untrue. In fact, studies have shown that a number of different species also exhibit behaviours similar to that which we would classify as friendly. Whilst the precise reasons for this are…

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