Biology

500th Anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Death

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Today, to mark the 500th anniversary of his death, we pay tribute to one of the greatest minds humankind has ever had: Leonardo Da Vinci. Leonardo Da Vinci: Artist or Scientist? (Sona Popat) Leonardo Da Vinci (Figure 1), who was born on April 15th, 1452 and died on May 2nd, 1519, was an Italian polymath, […]

Environment

Earth Day 2019- Protect our Species!

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The first Earth Day was held nearly 50 years ago in 1970 when 20 million Americans united to launch a modern environmental movement. Since then, many innovative laws have been passed as a result of these annual mobilisations. Within a year, it lead to the formation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as well […]

Physics

Investigating the Effect of Atmospheric Pressure on Cosmic Ray Intensity

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Abstract The High School Project on Astrophysics Research with Cosmics (HiSPARC) comprises a network of cosmic ray detectors across Europe that are used by secondary school students to investigate high energy cosmic rays. This project uses the detector at King Edward VI High School for Girls to investigate the effect of atmospheric pressure on the […]

Magazine

Who Owns Space?

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Introduction The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 agreed that Space exploration ‘shall be the province of all mankind’.[1] At the time, this was sufficient. Satellites were beginning to be sent up into the atmosphere and in 1961 Yuri Gagarin had become the first man to leave Earth, but the prospect of deep space exploration on […]

Environment

Current Stratification and Circulation Behaviour of the Elfrath Lake: An Apparent Indication of Climate Change in the Lower Rhine Region

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Abstract This work reports a revision to the stratification and circulation behaviour of the Elfrath Lake in the Lower Rhine region, Germany. Usually lakes in these temperate latitudes present a dimictic circulation, with two phases of stagnation and two phases of circulation each year. However, measurements taken during this investigation show an increasingly monomictic circulation, […]

Health

An Experimental Study Evaluating the Role of an Osteoconductive Scaffold in the Treatment of Alveolar Cleft in a Rabbit Model

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All use of animals in these experiments, including surgeries and euthanasia, were performed at the New York University (NYU), following the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approval. Abstract The current gold standard of care for alveolar (constituting the part of the jaws where the teeth arise)[1] bone clefts or any bone defects is an […]

Blogs

30th Birthday of the World Wide Web

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 1989. Geneva. Tim Berners-Lee presented his new technological invention to his boss, Mike Sendall, at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Initially described by his boss as ‘vague but exciting’[1], that discovery was the World Wide Web, an innovation that brought together the Internet and hypertext (hyperlinks), allowing information to be retrieved from the […]

Blogs

AXA Filming Day- The Future of Driving

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On a sunny day in August 2018, fellow YSJ team member Katie Foreman and I were invited to film a documentary in partnership with insurance company AXA and Sky UK. Narrated by Sue Perkins, the documentary “The Future of Driving” looks into the impact of autonomous vehicles on society and the future.   After hair […]

Blogs

YSJ Celebrates International Women’s Day 2019!

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YSJ team members Sophie Obomighie, Jennifer Miess and Roberto Parisi collaborated to recognise some inspirational young women in STEM, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019.     Let us ask you about female scientists you know. Marie Curie, Lise Meitner and maybe you’ll even mention Angela Merkel, studied physicist and now German chancellor. That’s it. […]

Environment

The Adsorption of Heavy Metals and Phosphates from Stormwater Using Waste Oyster and Crab Shells

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Abstract Each year, 6-8 million tonnes of waste shells are discarded, neglecting a valuable resource. The purpose of this experiment was to tap into this resource and determine which shell would most effectively adsorb pollutants from stormwater.  The hypothesis: if different types of shells are tested to clean stormwater, the kiln-heated crab shells will adsorb […]

Interview

What’s it like to be a YSJ Editor?

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Ben Schwabe is a member of our Editorial Team, and was our first ‘Editor of the Month’ in recognition of his consistently high work ethic.  Here, Ben shares insights about what it’s like to be part of the team… Hey! My name is Ben Schwabe, I’m 18 years old and I live in Leicestershire, in […]

Medicine

Implementing circulating miRNAs, tumour DNA and other protein biomarkers in a precise and efficient liquid biopsy test for early cancer detection and localisation

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Abstract Past research focused on liquid biopsy tests diagnosing and localising cancers have built much promise in this technique to uncover early stage tumours before metastasis. However, many issues such as low test accuracy, high false positive rates and overdiagnosis have prevented this test from being adopted. In this article, we propose and justify the […]

Blogs

Inspirational Women in Science

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In celebration of “International Day of Women and Girls in Science” on the 11th of February, we’ll be commemorating the lives of three incredible women in science. This day was established in order to promote gender equality in science, and assure girls and women that they can participate in science too.   When the topic […]

Blogs

The Danger in Assumptions

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In an age where practically any information, data, or study can be found through just the click of a button, there are new precautions that patients and doctors alike must take. The main responsibility of a reader is to take what has been read, correctly analyse it, and interpret the information. Doing so is very […]

Blogs

My Challenging and Rewarding Work Experience at The Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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As a sixth former, I need to find work experience in order to gain the crucial knowledge and understanding which will enrich my application to medical school. Initially I struggled to find a work placement having contacted at least 50 hospitals and GP practices around Manchester, Chester, Macclesfield, and Warrington. Fortunately, through a former classmate, […]

YSJ

Join our Team!

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We’re looking for young people to join our team!  We currently have some fantastic opportunities to get involved in Young Scientists Journal, and are looking for young people aged 12-20 to volunteer in the following senior positions… NB- Applications for all junior positions listed here are accepted continuously. Head of Outreach: The Head of Outreach is responsible […]