Antimicrobial resistance is, first and foremost, an evolutionary process that reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics as microbes become resistant to the effects of medication previously used to treat them; it is the expected collateral damage caused by their mere use.
Patients are given a special drink before their operation. This lemony-tasting drink contains a chemical called 5-ALA which is absorbed by cancer cells and then basically rearranged into a much larger molecule - one that looks a little bit crystal like.
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My top tip for female entrepreneurs and innovators is to get out there and talk to the people who could benefit from your innovation! They'll help you learn how your industry works and what its needs are. And, most importantly, get help with the things you don't know about and get advice from a business coach - they are priceless!
At CN Bio our aim is to provide drug companies with better tools to speed up the process of finding and testing medicines. We're developing human "Organs-on-Chips", miniature devices which replicate organ function in a laboratory.
Of course, every girl probably thinks they've got the coolest dad in the world, and they probably do. But, let's face it: Jaipaul Singh is definitely one of a kind. He's rocked out at a Guns N Roses concert, he's got a DSc (one of the highest degrees you can get) and he even taught me all about menstruation (thanks, dad).
Might it not be better to admit that life is fragile and limited, that the date of our death is as much out of our control as was the date of our birth, that we should make the most of the time we have and accept that it may well come to an end before we wish?
That object up there which controls our tides and seasons, not our economy and election results, will be a proverbial stone's throw away from us.
It is notoriously difficult to predict the technologies of the future: who can forget Tomorrow's World presenter Raymond Baxter confidently espousing the merits of paper underwear, or 'Whispering' Ted Lowe being forced to improvise by an uncooperative snooker-playing robot on the same programme?
If it wasn't for ships, we'd be sunk. Once, this was widely known. Docks were close to the centres of port cities and were teeming with maritime life. Our coastlines were motorways for goods and materials haulage. Rivers thronged with boats carrying people and cargo.
The trouble with treating rare cancers is in the name. They are rare. Scientists need to be able to study the cancer to find out how to beat it. And then they need to test new treatments on enough people to find out if it works. If a cancer that has just a few hundred cases a year, this makes it rather difficult to tackle.
There are so many people who don't understand, like 12 year old me, and don't know the extent of the problems that engineers solve. These people could be our future engineers, our future workforce and our future students inspired to study maths and science at A Level.
Dr. Tanzi concluded by emphasising the importance of plenty of sleep. "And finally, sleep. It's during the deepest stages of sleep that the brain cleans out the plaque and other debris that leads to Alzheimer's disease which can also lead to Parkinson's disease.
Negative results are just as common in medical research, but not usually quite so newsworthy. We're more used to positive stories announcing the latest big breakthrough, the next new treatment. But these one-sided success stories don't really represent the reality of medical science.
Dr. Tanzi continued. "We say: where do I get things to make me feel good? How do I avoid things that make me feel bad? We're constantly striving for goals that are based on fears and desires based on reality maps that are housed in our subconscious. In the super brain you choose to observe what your brain is doing.