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Wellcome Image Awards 2016 Winners

Sabrina Taner | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Tech
Sabrina Taner

The Wellcome Image Awards showcase the best in science image making and recognise the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of biomedical science. For the first time in the Awards' 19 year history, an illustration claimed the top prize. Meet this year's 20 winning images...

Papaver Rhoeas - Lost Lives and Fading Memories

Paddy Hartley | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Paddy Hartley

While lambs' hearts, horsehair and blown glass artillery shells may seem an unlikely combination with which to spark debate around the cultural phenomena of remembrance, these are the materials I've used for my delicate Papaver rhoeas poppy sculptures, currently on show in London.

The Real Reasons Why We Brits Drink So Much

Chrissie Giles | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
Chrissie Giles

In 1950, Brits drank an average of 3.9 litres of pure alcohol per person. Then, in 1960, it begins to creep upward. The upward trajectory ends in 1980, but that turns out to be temporary. By the late 1990s consumption is rising rapidly again. Come Peak Booze, in 2004, we were drinking 9.5 litres of alcohol per person - the equivalent of more than 100 bottles of wine.

Mindful of the Evidence Base

Raliza Stoyanova | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Raliza Stoyanova

Half of mental health disorders have their onset before age 15, and there is growing evidence that the teenage brain undergoes significant change. This time of heightened brain plasticity offers a valuable opportunity to try and foster resilience and potentially prevent the onset of mental illness.

The Living Nightmare for Primates Used in Research

Michelle Thew | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

Awakening from sedation and finding yourself restrained by the neck and your limbs locked into a sealed case sounds like something from a Kafkaesque prison dystopia, yet this terrifying device is one of many tools used by researchers underplaying the suffering of animals inside their laboratories.

Is Sexuality Innate or Socially Constructed?

Julie Bindel | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Bindel

Some gay people might feel that finding a gay gene might diminish prevalent homophobia, but this is naive. Racism has not diminished because we know that blackness or whiteness is genetic. But scientists still treat us like rats in a lab and look for 'causes'. I have been told I am a lesbian because my mother smoked and drank whilst carrying me.

How Your Medical Records Could Save Lives

Professor Peter Weissberg | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Peter Weissberg

We've seen examples of this in the past where researchers have been able to highlight aspects of lifestyle that affect the risk of developing disease. This past week marked the 50th anniversary of the US Surgeon General report on smoking, which for the first time in the US highlighted the significant health harms to the general public from smoking.

UK's Largest Charity Makes $100M From Stake In Twitter

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Britain's largest charity made more than $100 million when Twitter went public earlier this year, it has been revealed. The Wellcome Trust reported...

Fan Run Sci-fi Event Boosts Gaming Strand

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Following the hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, London based Sci-fi convention Nine Worlds Geekfest, has steadily been adding a roster of amazing guests and speakers to its inaugural lineup.

Change My Mind: Should We Curb Animal Testing?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

The government has been accused of breaking its promise to reduce animal experimentation after figures released on Tuesday showed that the number of m...

New life-saving lung disease detector developed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A tool is being developed to help doctors search patients' lungs for infection and potentially save lives. The microscopic probe will use the lates...

Creating Video Games Inspired by Biomedical Science

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

If you are a gamer then games like Deus Ex:Human Revolution, Splice or Pandemic will probably be common names to you. These are all titles of well regarded and successful video games, but more than that all of them are video games that draw ideas and inspiration from biomedical sciences.

Britain Should Brace Itself For 'Greater Weather Extremes'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK

Climate change will bring greater extremes in weather, the government's outgoing chief scientific adviser has warned as Britain experienced freezing c...

British Philanthropy is Coming of Age but Don't Expect it to Fill the Gaps Left by the State

Charles Keidan | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Politics
Charles Keidan

The dramatic emergence in recent years of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the American billionaires Giving Pledge and reduced public resources,...

Can You Code A Video Game In 24 Hours?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Tech

Not everyone can make a great video game - and even fewer can make one in less than 24 hours. But that's just what 120 games makers are going to tr...

Why Do So Many Women Want A 'Designer Vagina'?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

As labia surgery surges in Britain, a research charity has released an animated film which hopes to encourage debate on the phenomena of the “design...

Parkinson’s Awareness Day: Could A Cure Be On The Cards?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A leading Parkinson’s disease charity has launched the biggest ever worldwide research programme into the debilitating neurological condition. O...

Should You Donate to Sport Relief?

Caroline Fiennes | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Sport
Caroline Fiennes

This weekend, Sport Relief is running masses of activities this weekend to raise money for charity. But not all charities are the same. So is Sport Relief a good one?

Controversial ‘Three Parent IVF’ Treatment Could Soon Be A Reality

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Babies with three biological parents could soon be a reality after a new £6m laboratory has been given the go ahead and funding to develop a unique I...