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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: September 2014

Threats and the cult of vaping

Posted by: Chris ChapmanTue, 23 Sep 2014

Insulting and threatening people who do not agree with your views is not the way to be heard, writes Chris Chapman

Electronic nose to sniff the whiff of C diff

Posted by: Andrew HaynesFri, 19 Sep 2014

An electronic detection tool may be able to identify what strain of bacteria Clostridium difficile is present in faeces.

A neglected pioneer of anaesthesia

Posted by: Andrew HaynesFri, 19 Sep 2014

Henry Hickman demonstrated that carbon dioxide could be used as an anaesthetic, but was never recognised for his work

Collision avoidance using optic flow

Posted by: Roger PooleFri, 19 Sep 2014

Roger Poole explains how bumblebees and zebrafish manage to navigate their surroundings while avoiding collisions

On parade with Marmite

Posted by: Roger PooleFri, 19 Sep 2014

Marmite contains a high concentration of thiamine. Roger Poole explains why soldiers in World War I had to eat it — like it or not.

Dietary change important for climate mitigation

Posted by: Pamela MasonFri, 19 Sep 2014

Pamela Mason explains why limiting our meat consumption may help to avoid dangerous climate change

Smartphone camera could monitor glaucoma

Posted by: Pamela MasonFri, 19 Sep 2014

A new sensor, implanted into the eye, may help glaucoma sufferers monitor their condition in a better way.

The anti-inflamatory properties of meadowsweet

Posted by: David WalshWed, 17 Sep 2014

Various parts of meadowsweet have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. David Walsh explains

Microbiomes and human health

Posted by: David WalshWed, 17 Sep 2014

Some gut bacteria may affect our choice of food by modifying eating behaviour and influencing dietary choices.

Helping the medicine go down

Posted by: Andrew HaynesThu, 4 Sep 2014

In the year of the 50th anniversary of the film ‘Mary Poppins’, Andrew Haynes reflects on whether a spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down in the most delightful way

Corncockle codswallop

Posted by: Andrew HaynesThu, 4 Sep 2014

Despite scaremongering in the popular press, there is no evidence that corncockle has caused serious toxicity, writes Andrew Haynes

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