Cutting Out The Middle Man: RNA As A Drug Target

Almost all drugs target proteins. This makes intuitive and logical sense; proteins are the drivers of practically all cellular processes. They form receptors for signals, they are signals, they convey signals, break down other molecules and control replication and transcription of DNA. Defective or overactive proteins cause both familial illness and acquired maladies ranging from…

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Genetic Ancestry Testing and Race

Ever since the Brexit referendum racial attacks in the UK have been on the rise but unity and respect have risen up from the masses as people come together. More than ever it has become important to break down the barriers that cause division. Last year Momondo’s video to do just this went viral. It…

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Science that fell under the radar..

With 2016 constantly keeping us on our toes it was easy for many  scientific discoveries to not receive the publicity they deserve. So in sight of this, I thought i’d share my favourites of the previous year with you! A NEW SPECIES OF HUMAN  A previous 1 million year gap in the human evolutionary tree…

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Chocolate Science

OK, be honest: how much chocolate did you eat this Easter? While it is common to enjoy masses of the food stuff at this particular time of year (along with Christmas), chocolate can well and truly be enjoyed at any time. Having said that, everyone will scoff their favourite (dark chocolate more than 70% pretty…

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The Science of Music

Every year towards the end of July, Sheffield hosts the music festival Tramlines. As the line goes in one of Madonna’s song Music “music makes the people come together”, and they certainly do when Tramlines hits! Everybody is out. Whether it is out at a gig or a club or your own home, music worldwide…

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