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Seafood offers up a mouthful of man-made garbage

Public opinion is divided when it comes to the pleasure of eating oysters and other sea creatures that stare boldly back at you while you eat them. Like Marmite®, you either love it or you hate it. Now, researchers at … Continue reading

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Kiss Me Under the Parasitic Angiosperm

Mistletoe is held in high regard at this time of year. No Christmas decorations are complete without a garland of cheerful mistletoe hanging on the door, or suspended prettily from the rafters as an incentive for festive romance. In nature, … Continue reading

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Fish oil capsules probably won’t boost your brain

My mum and dad are troopers. Every morning, they down a tablespoon of fish oil in an effort to stave off old age and dry rot. And they do it without any obvious signs that swallowing a few millilitres of … Continue reading

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Where should I send this darned manuscript, anyway?

As an academic scientist, this question usually hits you right after you’ve written your results section, but haven’t had a chance to square up to the pit of seething hell that is the discussion. It’s a blissful point where you … Continue reading

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Trials funded by rich patients could help find cures for us all

Disease can affect any person, rich or poor. While your bank balance can’t really protect you from getting sick, it could potentially buy you – and many other patients – access to a better treatment for your disease. A new … Continue reading

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