Competition Winner – Sam

Sam is the second winner of our science writing competition, and entered the 13-15 year old category. Sam is just 13 years old and from the UK. Sam's piece is all about how genetic modification research in animals has impacted/could impact our lives. It was an insightful read, and very impressive for someone so young.

Parkinson’s and the Common Cough

Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease which damages the sufferer's brain progressively over a number of years. With up to an estimated 10 million people with the condition worldwide, could new trials using a drug found in cough medicine hold hope for patients with this cruel condition?

The Story of Scars

After my recent knee surgery, I acquired at least three small pink scars. Two from the key hole surgery, and one inch long line where they took a bit of my hamstring; each a reminder to be more careful next time! However, it got me thinking: why do we scar, is there a need for it, and is there any research underway in this area?

Cracking Malaria

Almost half of the World's population is at risk of malaria according to WHO, with an estimated 212 million cases in 2015 and 429,000 deaths. There is no known cure for malaria and taking a lot of preventative medicines is not always easy for people in affected countries. Here we investigate a potential new vaccine against the parasite. 

Competition Winner – Erin

Erin is the second winner of our science writing competition, and entered the 13-15 year old category. She is 14 years old and her home country the UK. I really enjoyed Erin's piece about reflexes, it is well written and explained everyday science perfectly. Again, very impressive for someone so young; Congratulations Erin. The following is entirely Erin's work, enjoy...

Competition Winner – Basma

Basma is the first winner of our science writing competition, and entered the 10-12 year old category. She is 10 years old, her home country is Syria but is now living in the UK. Basma's piece about the eye was a wonderful read, and very impressive for someone so young. Congratulations Basma. The following is entirely Basma's work, enjoy...

*COMPETITION EXTENSION*

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 …