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| Issue 46

Art meets molecular biology

Step inside a science-inspired art exhibition where students bring biological molecules to life.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Events

| Issue 37

The element of surprise

Studies of radiocarbon are helping scientists to understand how neurons remain stable yet adaptable.

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

| Issue 25

The changing face of orthodontics

Many of us have had our teeth straightened with braces. Few people know, however, that orthodontics involves a great deal of fundamental science and fast-moving technology.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health

| Issue 14

Natural selection at the molecular level

We know that particular genetic sequences can help us to survive in our environment – this is the basis of evolution. But demonstrating which genetic sequences are beneficial and how they help us to survive is not easy – especially in wild populations. Jarek Bryk describes some relevant recent…

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Biology, Health

| Issue 12

Fishing for genes: DNA microarrays in the classroom

Anastasios Koutsos, Alexandra Manaia, and Julia Willingale-Theune bring a sophisticated molecular biology technique into the classroom.

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

| Issue 11

Molecules with Silly or Unusual Names, By Paul May

Molecules with Silly or Unusual Names shows that chemists do have a sense of humour, even though it may be a little ‘schoolboyish’ at times. Based on a website of the same name (, the book – as its name suggests – is a collection of the…

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Resources

| Issue 6

Small molecules make scents

Angelika Börsch-Haubold demonstrates the olfactory delights of organic chemistry.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry

| Issue 1

DNA interactive

This award-winning yet inexpensive educational DVD contains numerous short interviews with scientists, many of them Nobel laureates, who have played a major role or continue to work principally in human molecular biology.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Resources