On 7th June 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new treatment for Alzheimer’s patients in the US. This is the first treatment to be approved in almost two decades, and the first to target the cause of Alzheimer’s disease rather than just the related symptoms. However, gaps in clinical trial data have left developers, Biogen, requiring further trials. What is new about this treatment and what do the data show so far?
We're all aware of our metabolism and whilst we may not have control over it, our metabolism may play a role in the effectiveness of, and side-effects from, certain medications. It isn't one size fits all. Do we need to rethink how we deliver drugs?
From my big, arms-outstretched morning yawn, to my stifled awkward supressed facial stretches in online meetings, I yawn a lot. From Hippocrates to the modern day, scientists have long pondered over the reasons why we yawn. Here we'll look at some of the explanations and discover if other species also partake in this strange, highly contagious activity.
This year is the 150th anniversary of the Mendeleev periodic table which is used across the sciences today. It is also the Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) Chemistry week (it's ok, you weren't likely to remember), so as well as highlighting the magnificent periodic table, I thought I'd give you an insight into my favourite element: Carbon.
I’m travelling for a few weeks so Dr Martin Cooke, who previously wrote an article about the history of human mess, has kindly agreed to write another guest article; thank you Martin.
Drug design of the future. Could the next generation of medicines be designed on the computer using the laws of quantum mechanics?
We all know how babies are made (sorry to any parents out there now answering that question), but what happens when you get two sperm and one egg? In February the media reported on the second ever recorded case of semi-identical twins, so we're going to explore what exactly happened.
There have been a few reports that people need to finish off one or two bits or convert files before submission, so the deadline has been moved to Sunday 3rd March at 6pm GMT! Check the LINK for more information about the competition and how to submit your entries. I'm so excited to read the …
Sleep. It is something we all need (some more than others) and we've all woken up remembering a strange dream from the night before. After having a series of bizarre dreams myself, I wanted to know more about why we dream in the first place. What's the science of dreaming?