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  • Zebra fish- the new frontier

    3 FEB 2011

    Research is currently being conducted on zebra fish because it has the ability to heal itself after a heart attack. It originates from the ganges river in the Indian sub-continent and is commonly kept as a pet. Some genetically modified varieties have the ability to glow in the dark.

  • You're a student, not a module co-ordinator.

    26 MAR 2010

    If there is any characteristic of my own self that I can be proud of, its my compassionate attitude towards other people. My exams are no less than over a month away - its a terrifying thought. What I find even more negatively spine-tingling is the titanic amount of nonsense that I hear through the grapevine in the IT labs, lecture theatres and laboratories. 

  • Your infection is cleared? That's not going to make money!

    30 MAR 2012

    Very few days go by when there is not something in the news about the dangers of bacteria. While viruses have undoubtedly fewer treatment options, they have not made the front page in recent years due to the increasing problem of bacterial resistance.

  • You need to walk briskly for how long to burn off that cheeseburger? Subscription

    7 MAY 2013

    Although more restaurants are displaying calorie information on menus, most studies show that this has little impact on reducing the calorie content ordered and consumed. So a new angle to encourage reduced calorie intake in restaurants is being explored by those in the nutrition field: displaying on the menu the minutes of brisk walking needed to burn food calories.

  • Yikes! Overwhelm!

    23 FEB 2012


  • Would you throw away a new widescreen TV?

    9 JAN 2012

    This weekend, a man came into my pharmacy and handed me a black bin-bag. Inside was £2,250.

  • Would you like some electric fries?

    23 AUG 2010


  • Would you like a placebo with your arthritis?

    26 JUN 2011

    Imagine the situation: An 80 year old man comes into your pharmacy with back ache, having previously been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, asking if we can recommend any creams that he could rub into his back.

  • Would you go against the DOCTOR?

    14 DEC 2011

    A fairly slim middle aged man hands me his prescription for a Calcium Channel blocker, he says it the first time he is taking his medication and wanted to enquire about efficacy and side effects. 

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