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Latest articles by Adelle Kehoe
- Progress in creating an antibiotic malaria vaccine
A new study has yielded positive results in creating a safe and affordable antibiotic to be used in the fight against malaria. Hoping to be used in resource poor settings – this drug could hold the key to eradicating malaria in certain areas.
- Apocalypse: 2182?
The potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA) named ‘(101955) 1999 RQ36’ first discovered in 1999 is being investigated by a team of Spanish researchers. It has a one-in-a-thousand chance of colliding with Earth and more than half of this probability points to it happening in 2182.
- International cooperation needed for improvment of water quality
There has been a growing realisation over the last 30 years that to preserve water quality and quantity throughout the world, measures at international and national levels are needed to ensure both the protection and sustainable use of our water resources.
- Teenage binge drinking damaging to memory
A research team at Northumbria University have unearthed a link between teenage binge drinking and prospective memory in a new study. The harm binge drinking can cause has led to the conclusion that there is ‘No safe level’ for alcohol consumption in teenagers.
- ISS hit by cooling fault
Both the on and off-board crew of the International Space Station have been working hard all weekend to fix a very serious cooling fault. NASA stress the crew are not in any danger, however attempts to fix the fault have, so far, proved unsuccessful. A spacewalk has been given the go-ahead for Thursday.
- Djedi Robot to enter the Great Pyramid of Khufu
A research team from the University of Leeds are set to discover secrets from Ancient Egypt using a specially designed robot. The tunnels the robot are set to explore have not been entered for over 4,500 years.
- Clothing to replace batteries?
A study starting in October is looking to negate the need for changing batteries in certain devices by using power generated from carpets and clothes. The research is set to use people’s movement in order to power electronic devices such as MP3 players and wireless health monitoring systems.
- Spinach and sprouts can help reduce the risk of diabetes
A new study, led by the University of Leicester has shown that eating green, leafy vegetables daily can significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The research has brought together the results of six studies, involving over 220,000 participants.
- Golden Delicious DNA sequenced
An international collaboration has resulted in the Golden Delicious apple having its genetic code sequenced. This discovery comes just a week following the sequencing of wheat’s DNA. The sequencing should help in producing tastier and more disease-resistant crops.
- Recession results in lower CO2 emissions
2009 saw a drop in global CO2 emissions, a study has discovered. This is the first time in the decade for levels to drop and has been mainly attributed to the downturn in the global economy. Despite a global decrease, both China and India increased their emissions by 9 and 6 perfect respectively.