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Jacob Beebe

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Going into his 2nd year of his Biomedicine degree, Jacob plans to spend his time in the hive huddled around a cuppa’ - more than likely sporting a befuddled expression on his face. Aside from his studies he is a guitarist, saxophonist and a budding drummer. Previously a committed Environment writer, he aims to make the newly formed Science and Environment section an interesting new addition to Concrete.
Mosquito. Photo: Sanofi Pasteur, Flickr

GM mosquitoes resist malaria infection

Malaria is a prevalent infectious mosquito- borne disease. The distribution of malaria occurs as a broad belt around the equator with high prevalence in...
Whale. Photo: Flickr, Jon Mountjoy

What’s new in science – 17th November

Astronomers have identified the most distant object yet in the solar system. Two potential ice volcanoes have been found on the surface of Pluto. Analysis has...
The Brain. Photo: Flickr, Patrick Denker

Blood-brain barrier overcome for the first time

The blood-brain barrier has long been a significant block against getting drugs and therapies into the brain to exact their effect. However, for the...
Lion cub. Photo: Paul Mannix, Science Box

What’s new in science – 3rd November

The lion population in Africa could decline by a half within 20 years. A case of anthrax has been confirmed in a cow on a...
Atlantic Puffin. Photo: Wikimedia

Four UK bird species facing extinction

Many would associate the word extinction with thoughts of exotic animals from distant countries: pandas, rhinos, tigers, for example. And you wouldn’t be wrong....
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Elephants rarely get cancer, but why?

It is accepted by the scientific community that cancer is not caused by a single mutation in DNA, but by an accumulation of a...