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| Issue 49

Finding the recipe for life on Earth

Three key factors were required for life to develop on Earth – but which factor came first? Recent research could help settle the debate.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Earth science
       

| Issue 37

Unravelling epigenetics

Our genetic information is encoded in our DNA, but that is only part of the story. 

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Inspire, Resources
     

| Issue 31

Cell spotting – let’s fight cancer together!

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn,” Benjamin Franklin once said. Make that quote yours and involve your students in a real cancer-research project that will teach them more than just genetics and cell death.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology
           

| Issue 13

Winning an Oscar in immunology

Have you ever wondered what it is that scientists get so excited about? Ana de Barros from the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal, shares with us the excitement of researching the immune system.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
           

| Issue 13

The intracellular environment: not so muddy waters

Giuseppe Zaccai from the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France, describes how he and his co-workers have uncovered a way to explore water dynamics in the cell interior using neutron scattering and isotope labelling.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, General science, Biology, Chemistry, Science and society
     

| Issue 8

Salt of the Earth

Prudence Mutowo can really identify with the organism she studies. After all, they have a lot in common. She told Vienna Leigh about researching a recently discovered archaeal species, Haloferax volcanii, which thrives in extreme conditions – and coming from Zimbabwe to the UK to pursue her…

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Profiles
         

| Issue 7

The great migration

Why are cells like wildebeest? Laura Spinney investigates the migration of cells and the formation of organs, using the tiny and transparent zebrafish.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology