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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: February 2015

How the leopard got his spots: Turing's theory

Posted by: Andrew HaynesWed, 25 Feb 2015

Although Rudyard Kipling had a fictional reason for why leopards have spots, computer science pioneer Alan Turing discovered the real explanation.

Possible new treatment for Lyme disease

Posted by: Roger PooleWed, 25 Feb 2015

Lyme disease in humans is caused by the bite of a tick infected with one of three closely related species of bacteria. The antihistamine loratadine has potential as a new treatment for the disease.

More evidence that fat is the sixth primary sense of taste

Posted by: Roger PooleTue, 24 Feb 2015

Along with salt, sour, sweet, bitter and umami, our taste buds may be able to detect fat, research suggests.

A history of how our taste buds became adapted to liking sweet-tasting foods

Posted by: Colin MichieMon, 16 Feb 2015

How did our desire to consume sugary foods come about and what public health measures are needed to reduce this excessive consumption?

What makes us sneeze?

Posted by: Andrew HaynesFri, 13 Feb 2015

Sneezing can be triggered by many activities, such as having a full stomach, tweezing your eyebrows and exercise. Andrew Haynes explains why one sneezing condition may have dangerous outcomes.

Removing items from children's noses

Posted by: Steven BremerTue, 10 Feb 2015

Removing objects from young children’s noses can be challenging. ‘Watch and wait’ and the ‘parent’s kiss’ are two techniques available.

Stress balls reduce surgical anxiety, partners don’t

Posted by: Steven BremerTue, 10 Feb 2015

Research suggests that patients undergoing surgery experience less anxiety and pain when they are distracted.

Shark attack on cancer cells

Posted by: Steven BremerTue, 10 Feb 2015

Small simple chain antibodies from sharks may be used to generate lead compounds in inflammatory disease and cancer.

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