Chemistry and Light

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Light and Chemistry are more linked than you might think. There are lots of reactions which give out light as a product. We use chemistry and light in communication, electronics, medicine and entertainment. Photochemists are working for a brighter and cleaner future – essentially trying to harness the sunlight, converting it into useful energy and […]

The Effect of Antibiotics on the Gut Microbiota

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The gut microbiota (also referred to as gut flora) is the population of bacteria that colonizes the human gut. There have been 50 bacterial species that have been described, but the human gut microbiota is dominated by 2 particular species: Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes. Other species such as Proteobacteria, Verrucomicrobia, Actinobacteria, Fusobacteria, and Cyanobacteria are much […]

Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage in Horses

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Bleeding, or Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH), is one of the most common problems experienced by racehorses and can only really, by clinical evaluation, be identified through loss of blood from the nose, which to most would appear relatively serious. [1] (Figure a.) (Figure a.) However, there is evidence to suggest that nearly every racehorse […]

Zooniverse Internship

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In December, three of our YSJournal Team Members, Iman Mouloudi, Cormac Larkin and Michael Hofmann, had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Zooniverse centre in Oxford. Zooniverse is a start-up company specialising in ‘Citizen Science’. They provide people around the world with the opportunity to be at the forefront of developing research in science. By […]

British Council Panel Discussion

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“Be a global citizen… Help us make this world safer and more sustainable today and for the generations that will follow us.” Ban Ki-moon Recently, YSJ Team Member Iman Mouloudi attended the British Council’s ‘How science can help achieve the sustainable goals’ panel discussion. The session was hosted by the Director of Science at the British […]