Biology

Can Natural Plant Products Work as Effective Antibiotics?

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  Abstract The aim of this experiment was to find a solution that may help control the resistance of bacteria to conventional antibiotics. This experiment tests to see the efficacy of everyday natural products towards health and wellbeing as opposed to seeking conventional antibiotics, which can trigger problems such as antibiotic resistance. This experiment is […]

Biology

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on High School Students

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The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on High School Students   Sleep is one of, if not the most important, part of our day. This vital biological activity gives individuals the energy needed to perform even the simplest of tasks, such as walking, concentrating, and conversing. Sleep serves to re-energize the body’s cells, clear waste from […]

Biology

The Impact of Instrumental Music on Short-term Language Association

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  Abstract This study examined the effect of classical music on participants’ short-term language comprehension, thereby testing the translative properties of ‘The Mozart Effect’ on a different cognitive process. ‘The Mozart Effect’, first brought to light following the experiments of Rauscher et al. claimed to demonstrate a casual correlation between short-term exposure to Mozart’s Sonata […]

Biology

Bumblebee worker parasites in the urban environment

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  Abstract The aim of this project was to explore the ways in which urbanisation affects colonies of Bombus Terrestrius (Bumblebees) in the UK. This project examined parasite infection and ovarian development and found a falling trend in the rate of infection within infected colonies and the proportion of impervious surface. It also found a […]

Biology

The Power of PCR

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Abstract The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the link, or lack thereof, between the size of the yecG-flhDC intergenic region and motility in Escherichia coli. Motility in E. coli is important as it dictates whether infection with the bacterium can spread within the body. This was completed through the screening of a biobank […]

Biology

The Plight of the Saiga Antelope

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Many of you have probably never heard of the saiga antelope, or only ever seen them in David Attenborough’s Planet Earth 2. However, they are currently facing a serious struggle to survive, and are on the verge of becoming extinct. These animals may look like something from a fictional story, but have actually been around […]

Biology

A new perspective on Alzheimer’s

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According to the NHS, 850,000 people in the UK suffer from dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, but because of the lack of understanding of the disease and its pathology, there are currently no ways of treating it. However, a recent study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland has […]

Astronomy

News in the Sciences!

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Striking news in Biology! One of the most impressive successes in the use of stem cells on humans, was performed on a seven-year old Syrian boy who was suffering from devastating genetic disorder called junctional epidermolysis bullosa. The boy’s disease was caused by a mutation in a gene, called LAMB3, that produces a protein that […]

Biology

The Imminence of the Nosocomial Pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii

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Abstract Though not discussed heavily in major media outlets outside of medical journals, the nosocomial (hospital-acquired) bacteria Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) has been gaining resistance to commonly prescribed antimicrobials. Also known as multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria, these pathogens sources a multitude of infections in already-ill hospital patients as antibiotics are used to no avail. Such resistance […]

Biology

Sausage Poison to cure Wrinkles?

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Have you ever thought of using something extremely lethal to cure movement disorders, neurological conditions and wrinkles? Botulinum – the most potent neurotoxin and is just right for the job. Poison or Drug? By Jessica Kan On Friday 24th March 2017 as part of the ATOM festival, Dr Keith Foster delivered an intriguing talk about […]

Biology

What is the potential of the intestinal microbiota as a target for treating obesity in comparison to current bariatric surgical procedures?

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What is the potential of the intestinal microbiota as a target for treating obesity in comparison to current bariatric surgical procedures? By Mohona Sengupta Abstract The purpose of this research is to investigate the role of the intestinal microbiome as a prospective treatment for obesity. In order to assess the potential of this bacterial ecology […]