Beyond pharmacy blog
Major Tim Peake travelled to the International Space Station at the end of 2015. Andrew Haynes describes the space motion sickness that often accompanies such missions.
Artist Damien Hirst intends to open a new restaurant called “pharmacy2” in London in 2016. Szu Wong recalls the legal difficulties he ran into with his first “Pharmacy” restaurant, which he opened in 1998.
Using basic paper folds to make intricate designs has a wide range of scientific applications, including making paper batteries and origami stents.
Nosebleeds can involve a scary amount of blood but rarely present a serious threat. Andrew Haynes explores the possible causes and the best treatments.
Microalgae represent a virtually untapped source of chemical compounds, potentially including antibiotics.
Studies have shown that two key factors that explain why certain individuals are more prone to hangovers are genetics and gut microbiota.
Several important drugs have been identified from soil samples. Researchers in the USA are currently analysing new samples of dirt for potential therapeutics.
Apothecary James Petiver was the first person to allocate English names to British butterfly species systematically.
During one of the battles in the American Civil War, some soldiers noticed their wounds glowing. Why did these glowing wounds heal so much faster than those that did not glow?
Research is pointing towards bacteria as a useful diagnostic tool in the detection of cancer, diabetes, Crohn’s disease and periodontitis.
Blue-eyed individuals are more likely to suffer from macular degeneration but less likely to suffer from cataracts than darker-eyed people. Additionally, darker-eyed people tend to have faster reaction times to one-off stimuli, but those with blue eyes are likely to be better at tasks requiring longer-term thinking.
Supernumerary nipples (SNs) are relatively common, minor congenital anomalies that are normally benign but are susceptible to hormonal changes and disease processes.
A new gene study suggests there may be an increase in inflammatory chemicals during winter, which can protect against infection but could also make the body more vulnerable to other chronic diseases.
New research in roundworms sheds light on the link between food availability and ageing.
Arsenic is among the world’s most common environmental pollutants, but the methods for removing it are often too expensive for use. A research team at the University of Florida may have the answer.
Originally developed as a rat poison, warfarin has been used as an anticoagulant for over 60 years. But why is it so popular when alternatives are available?
Incentives that encourage healthy behaviours are only effective for three months, according to research.
Genetically modified yeasts could soon provide a source of opiates and other drugs previously only obtainable from plants.
Anaemia is the most common nutritional problem in the world. Adding a fish-shaped piece of iron to cooking pots has helped to tackle the problem in Cambodia.
A new smartphone-based microscope can help to identify the presence of one species of parasitic worm when a patient is being treated for another, to help prevent drug complications.