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  • Zoology from A to Z

    By Didapper

    My grandchildren enjoy snacking on a brand of cereal bar that displays a believe-it-or-not zoological fact on each wrapper. One of these reads: “Did you know? The last animal in the alphabet is the zyzzyva.”Not true! The last animal in the alphabet is the U (ewe) — others being the B (bee), I (ai, or three-toed sloth) and J (jay). And maybe N (’en)?

  • Zigging and zagging

    By Didapper

    . . . [That’s enough of that. — Ed.].

  • Zebra fish- the new frontier

    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.

    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 society wants you (maybe)

    By Ranveer Bassey

    You might disagree on the minutiaebut I doubt you'll disagree on the fundamental principle.  The principle that those who have chosen tofollow a profession should be embraced by it. Essentially that is what members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society are currently voting on whendeciding whether to allow new student and associate membership categories.

  • Pharmacy calculation prep guide

    Your pharmacy calculations prep guide

    Babir Malik’s top tips for approaching the calculations paper in the GPhC registration assessment.

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

    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.

  • Young aggressors

    By Onlooker

    In the Journal of the American Medical Association for November 24, 1999, is a discussion on the problem of child violence. It was prompted by recent surveys by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into why youngsters exhibit violent behaviour patterns. In a nation-wide survey, some 18.3 per cent of high-school youngsters had carried a weapon on their person during the preceding year, while 8.5 per cent had taken a weapon into school with them.

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

    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.

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