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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories include digital animal testing, kamikaze cancer cells and a proposed research integrity watchdog.

By Brooke Lumicisi

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories include flying spiders, a new type of superconductivity and a new experimental drug to treat Parkinson’s disease.

By Yonis Bare

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A day in the life (2nd year PhD student)

Hi everybody! I am Grace, a second year PhD student working in Professor Maddy Parsons lab. In my project, I am looking at how a super-duper rare mutation in this protein EGFR affects various processes in skin! And here is what I am up to on a typical Tuesday 🙂

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories include artificial T cells, horses tuning in to our emotions and invisibility science.

By Iveta Ivanova

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories include AI debates, exploding stars and dogs reading our emotions.

By Will Hawkes

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories are ancient frog fossils, even more collisions planned for the Large Hadron Collider, and humans forcing animals to become nocturnal.

Article written by Lindsay McGregor

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories include a breakthrough in artificial limb development, 3D printed corneas and finally some evidence that us fast walking Londoners are in the right! 

By Willow Hight-Warburton

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A day in the life (2nd year PhD student)

Hello! I’m Gintare (Gin for short, and yes, I like gin…) and I’m a second year PhD student here at Randall. I work at Jim McDonnell’s lab and we’re curious how the molecules involved in the allergic response all work together. So I get to study both human proteins (a special class of antibodies, called IgEs) and allergens from pollen and use a bunch of biophysical techniques to see how they interact and how it leads to allergic response. 

7:10 am

Good morning, London! Mornings are slow, but it’s always exciting to see where my experiments will take me today, so better get going!

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Top three of the week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week’s top stories include crowdsourced brain mapping, ants take the road less travelled (if it’s faster) and big data used to create a brain tumour atlas.

By Gintare Bucaite

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