2011 Summer Science Exhibition
Seeing the Invisible
"She’s wielding a glowing laser pointer like a wand, and the whole team are wearing academic gowns that look like splendid flapping black robes. They’re bending rays of coloured light and casually vanishing solid shapes in liquids. Forget today's premiere of Harry Potter. Right now these people are the closest things to true wizards in the whole of London."
The Exxon, the Venter, and the Algae
"What will ExxonMobil benefit from more- green biofuel, or publicity?"
"Perhaps this has the beginnings of a wonderful story: an accidental discovery of a new species leads to solutions for the most pressing energy problems facing mankind today. Our salvation was found in the rainforest’s biodiversity."
Future Still Green for Biofuels?
"It was the stuff you had to scrub out of fish tanks, and that you thought might kill you if you went swimming in lakes filled with the blue-green variety. It was around and irreversibly changing the Earth’s atmosphere millions of years ago. Algae."
Desperately Seeking… Giant Earthworm That Smells of Lilies
"You then have a giant earthworm. A giant earthworm that needs human help."
Stem cell transplant trial for early MS sufferers yields promising results
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by the destruction of the Schwann cells, which form the fatty myelin sheath surrounding nerves, by the cells of the immune system. This autoimmune disease affects about 85,000 people in the UK and a million people worldwide, making it the most common disabling neurological disorder currently affecting young adults.