Fermentation: Enhancing favourable health properties of cod liver oils

Fermentation Enhancing favourable health properties of cod liver oils

There are three competing ways to get cod liver oil from cod: you can heat the cod liver, you can extract it using chemical refining, or you can ferment it. Most commercial cod liver oils are extracted using one of the first two, but manufacturers of fermented cod liver oils claim that their product contains more antioxidants, meaning the fatty […]

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FLASH radiotherapy: What, how and why?

FLASH radiotherapy: What, how and why?

Ultra-high dose rate (FLASH) radiotherapy is a new way of treating tumours caused by cancer. Higher doses of radiotherapy are associated with trauma to the healthy tissue surrounding the tumour, whereas FLASH radiotherapy demonstrates a sparing effect of the healthy tissues without compromising the anti-tumour action. Dr Kristoffer Petersson at the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, University of Oxford, along […]

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Storytelling across social divides

Storytelling across social divides

Dr Joanna Wheeler’s research has been conducted through her role as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University. Her interests lie in increasing inclusion among marginalised groups. To do this, she explores storytelling and other creative methods to bridge social divides. Most importantly, Dr Wheeler advocates for intersectional participatory action […]

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Careful catalysis converts CO2 emissions into useful chemicals

Careful catalysis converts CO2 emissions into useful chemicals

‘Reduce carbon dioxide emissions by reducing carbon dioxide’: at first glance, this doesn’t seem particularly insightful, but it’s the basis of research recently produced by Samuel Perry at the University of Southampton. Using the carbon dioxide reduction reaction, an electrochemical process with multiple possible products, Perry and his collaborators are working towards an electrode design that can selectively convert CO2 […]

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Overcoming resistance to cancer immunotherapy

Overcoming resistance to cancer immunotherapy

Immunotherapy, which uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer, is a great step forward in cancer treatment. Unfortunately, however, it is currently ineffective in most patients. This resistance can be caused by a type of cell called a cancer-associated fibroblast, which builds protective defences around tumours. In a recent study, Professor Gareth Thomas and his team at the […]

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Water in Crisis: Delivering urban and natural water cycle symbiosis

The Water Research Group helps safeguard drinking water quality.

The Water Research Group in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield is the UK’s largest urban water research team. Their research encompasses the entire water service provision including assessing the environmental impact and protection of groundwater and rivers, stormwater management and flooding, green and urban water infrastructure engineering, and management of buried assets to […]

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Decision making under uncertainty: Ambiguity preferences

Decision making under uncertainty Ambiguity preferences

We all face daily decision making under uncertainty. Everyone has a different tolerance for the level of risk that they are comfortable accepting and the amount of uncertainty they are happy to make decisions within, which is also known as their ambiguity preference. Traditionally, ambiguity preferences have been measured in economic laboratory environments using complicated and time consuming tasks. As […]

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Sense about Science: Public led, expert fed

Policy-makers need to determine goals and rules and discuss their reasoning freely with the public.

Scientific evidence, when used responsibly, has the potential to be a great power for good. However, our lives often revolve around claims based on little, poor or poorly understood evidence. Sense about Science is changing that: they want the public to ask questions and politicians and the media to be held accountable. In this article we find out from director […]

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Specialist services offer cost-effective treatment for anorexia nervosa

Specialist services offer cost-effective treatment for anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder which appears to be increasing in children, although this could mean that services are getting better at identifying the condition. Sarah Byford, Professor of Health Economics at King’s College London, led a team that surveyed children and young people who were diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in 2015. They discovered that specialist eating […]

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Heart valve disease: Improving patient care

The specialist valve clinic at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals offers an integrated care pathway for heart valve disease patients.

The prevalence of heart valve disease is rising as life expectancy continues to increase. The management of heart valve disease is complex and several limitations in current clinic practice exist, such that better ways of organising care are needed. At Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, Consultant Cardiologists Prof John Chambers, Dr Ronak Rajani and Dr Julia Grapsa have pioneered a […]

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