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Top three of the week – Biophysics week

The top three news stories of the week, as chosen by our resident students. This week is national biophysics week, and as our home is here at The Randall division of cell and molecular biophysics our Top 3 news stories for this week are all biophysics related. This week’s top stories include one big biophysics birthday, creating images from your thoughts and restoring sight in mice.

By Willow Hight-Warburton

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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 the power of human contact, an unexpected chance to study autoimmune diseases, and flu driven forgetfulness.

By Tom Hayday

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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 using live worms to find a cure, development of brain-like computer systems, and human-sheep hybrids.

By Federico Dona

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Through the looking glass – the science and art of mirror symmetry

Written by: Veronica Ilkow & Mateen Wagiet

 

Thursday, 8th February saw the Arcade at Bush House come alive, where a gathering of student structural biologists and crystallographers, under the guidance of Prof Brian Sutton (from the Asthma & Allergy Sub-group within the Randall Centre), to build the world’s first and largest non-periodic tiled pattern one tile at a time.

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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 exciting new antibiotics, training the immune system to target cancer cells, and friendly photons.

By Gintare Bucaite

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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 that space flight, an interstellar cucumber and test tube eggs.

By Fuad Mosis

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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 cancer vaccines, brain matching  and a possible key to our anxiety.

By Grace Chan

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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 crow technology, a new test for cancer and eternal youth of the naked mole rat

By Brooke Lumicisi. 

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A gathering of Darwinians

Written by Mateen Wagiet (2nd Yr. PhD Darwin Trust Scholar)

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Figure 1: Skyline of the Great City of Edinburgh.

 

Founded in 1983 by Sir Kenneth ‘Ken’ Murray FRS FRSE FRCPAth (1930 – 2013) with the purpose of: “promoting education and research in Natural Sciences and in particular Molecular Biology”. The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh was established to support students from outside the UK who wish to study towards a PhD in the UK. Since 2015, the Randall Centre has been the home at KCL offering Darwin Trust studentships for postgraduates from Africa.

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