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How to Get Your Teacher Interested in Starting a Hub

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Thank you for your interest in introducing the Young Scientists Journal to your school. Your efforts open up wonderful opportunities to stimulate and sustain interest in science, making a big difference to your school. In order to start a Hub within your school, you must speak to a teacher who can organise and administrate certain […]

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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 […]

Biology

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.

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Baroness Susan Greenfield endorses Young Scientists

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Baroness Susan Greenfield writes… As a keen advocate of excellence in science education, I heartily commend the Young Scientists Journal and its worldwide body of student authors and editors, for its efforts to foster worldwide communication and collaboration between scientists aged 12 to 20, through their online publication. Guided by the project’s mentor Christina Astin, […]

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Science Photography Competition 2013 FAQs

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  FAQs: YSJ Photography prize 2013   What are the themes? The themes are as follows: Medicine in Culture (open to anyone 18 and under), Speedy Science (open to those under 12), Networking (open to those of ages 12-15) and Science in Detail (open to those of ages 16-18). For the theme open to anyone 18 and under, there is a first prize […]

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Articles needed for a special Nanotechnology Issue!

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Hey everyone,   Dr. Butrous and I are working to make an issue to be published focusing on nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is a growing field in science. The nanosized particles involved have very different properties than their larger counterparts, and can be used for many different purposes. Many nanomaterials can be found in industrial items, such as […]