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YSJ Conference 2018 – University of Nottingham

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On the 17 September 2018 the annual Young Scientists Journal conference was held at the University of Nottingham. In the morning there was a talk by Phil Moriarty, who is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. He was presenting about the connection between heavy metal and quantum mechanics and explained […]

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Get excited about the first Northern Conference…but who will be there?!

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For our first Northern YSJournal conference, we have four main speakers/workshops to enjoy throughout the day. First is the Kitchen Chemistry workshop with Dr Stephen Ashworth, who aside from being a full time lecturer at UAE travels around the country presenting awesome science shows. A strong believer in science being a practical experience, we are […]

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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 […]

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A New Dawn

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It’s a new academic year and that means a new team will be taking on running Young Scientists Journal. But aside from the obligatory Senior Team shuffle and a change in Chief Editor, this year will see the journal make a far greater transition. That’s right, the rumours were true – Christina Astin (founder and, […]

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10 Year Retrospective from Co-Founder

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Co-founder and mentor, Christina Astin revisits her early hopes for Young Scientists Journal and what has been achieved. What does a young scientist look like? To many it’s a lab-coated woman or man in their early 30s. To me, a young scientist is still at school. A teenage scientist may not know as much science as […]

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What has YSJournal done for me?

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What has YSJournal done for me? Past authors and editors of the journal talk to us about what they gained from their experience of writing for or working on the journal. Our team has grown from a handful to hundreds, working in many countries across the globe, some on their own, some in hubs at […]

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Science-on-Stage: Hungary

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Science-on-Stage, Debrecen, Hungary 2017 – UK delegation Science-on-Stage was paradise for a science educator like me! 450 science teachers from across Europe converged on Hungary’s second city, Debrecen, to share ideas about science education. I have returned with hundreds of ideas for myself and colleagues and have learned so much about the way science is […]

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Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2016

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Christmas has been and gone, and with it came tacky jumpers, harsh cold weather, endless family reunions and an uncomfortably full stomach. But not to worry; the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures were here to save us all. This year was the 80th anniversary of the televised Royal Institution (RI) Christmas Lectures, but the lectures themselves […]

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ABSW Awards Success

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On Saturday 23rd of July, two of our YSJournal senior editors, Abbie Wilson and Cormac Larkin, attended the Association of British Science Writers Awards at Jodrell Bank. Interestingly, the awards were held at the Bluedot Festival, a weekend event celebrating science, music, art and food! We really couldn’t have asked for a better venue – […]

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Make The Future, London

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On the 1st of July, YSJ Founder Christina Astin, YSJ Chief Editor Claire Nicholson and YSJ team members Michael Hofmann, Abbie Wilson, Cormac Larkin and Peter He, attended the Shell Make The Future London festival in the Queen Elizabeth Park, London. This was not only an opportunity for us to see this amazing festival but it […]

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Exploring Epigenetics: DNA methylation and cancer

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We all know the environments physical effects upon an organism are apparent, but have you ever considered what effect it has upon us on a genetic level. This is a difficult concept that has intrigued many scientists and encouraged them research into it further. It is only recently that our basis of knowledge and the technological advancements […]

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The Real Meaning of Science with Liz Bonnin

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On Thursday 6th November, I had the pleasure of interviewing BBC Television presenter Liz Bonnin. Liz has presented many TV programmes over her career, from BBC Bang Goes the Theory since it first aired in July of 2009 and Operation Snow Tiger to specials like the BBC Horizon Series to BBC Stargazing Live. She’s used her […]

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What are the current treatments of schizophrenia?

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What are the current treatments of schizophrenia? Abstract I discuss the available treatments for schizophrenia. I comment upon the socio-economic issues arising from living with schizophrenia and the aforementioned treatments. I examine a case study in management of schizophrenia in the NHS. Furthermore, I evaluate two alternative methods to control schizophrenia – one holistic and the […]

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Get to know me – Zahra Hanif

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You’re probably reading this post because you want to know more about me, about what I’m going to blog about, or are just genuinely intrigued. Either way, let me introduce myself to you. My name is Zahra Hanif and I am 16 years old. I am currently studying AS-levels at Rochdale Sixth Form College where […]

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Introduction

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Hello all, I am a new Editor here for YSJ and would like to introduce myself. I am currently a third year chemistry student at the University of Edinburgh.  I am really enjoying being a student in Edinburgh as there are always lots of different things going on there – which I get to join […]

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Website Technical Problems for Authors

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We are having some problems with the text editor for writing articles this is a known problem and we are working to fix it ASAP. At this time the problems will prevent you from submitting or editing articles. Update The article submission system now appears to be working normally, please report any problems to us.