Beth Papworth

Science

UEA uncover attacks against prostate cancer

Researchers from The University of East Anglia (UEA) have contributed to the world’s largest study into genes that drive prostate cancer. They have identified 80 molecular weaknesses that could be targeted by drugs to treat the disease. Approximately 25 percent of the gene mutations identified involve the targets of existing drugs that are either licensed…

Main Stories

Jewish students ‘disappointed’ with MP

Jewish students have described feeling upset after MP Clive Lewis came out in support of a Labour party activist investigated for anti-Semitic remarks. Mr Lewis, who represents the Norwich South constituency, submitted character statements in support of Marc Wadsworth, who has since been expelled from the party. The Labour activist was suspended in 2016 after…

Sport

Mo Farah smashes British record

Mo Farah gave an outstanding performance in the London Marathon by breaking the British record and finishing third. Farah’s first London Marathon performance in 2014 did not go to plan as he ended up finishing in a disappointing 8th place. However, Farah’s return to the capital’s tarmac was triumphant after three months of intensive training…

Science

UEA researchers reveal mysterious marine molecules

UEA researchers have found a key gene for producing sulphur molecules. Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) are marine molecules which generate more than one billion tonnes annually by the process of marine phytoplankton (microscopic plant-like cells), seaweed and bacteria. Once marine microorganisms break down DMSP, they release a climate-cooling gas called dimethylsulfide (DMS). Doctor Jonathan Todd, a professor…

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