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    How does oxygen kill bacteria in the body?

    How does oxygen kill bacteria in the body?

    The key to understanding oxygen activation is the conversion of this molecule into a reactive singlet species within neutrophil cells in the blood. This process leads to light emission, which can be used to monitor in real time how the immune system functions.Based on over 40 years of research, Professor Robert C Allen proposes an exquisitely detailed model of how oxygen becomes an aggressive bactericidal agent in the body. Read more in Research Features: doi.org/10.26904/RF-151-6036339265Rea...

    • 10 min
    Upholding academic integrity in Higher Education

    Upholding academic integrity in Higher Education

    Plagiarism, cheating, and falsification are just some examples of unethical academic conduct among students in Higher Education, and ones which show no sign getting better, despite the best efforts of Higher Education policymakers. However, no studies have so far statistically investigated the contexts in which students have engaged in unethical behaviour. Drs Patrick Harte and Fawad Khaleel of Edinburgh Napier University explore a new approach to upholding academic integrity and t...

    • 9 min
    Fuzzy Logic, Natural Language and Common-sense Reasoning in ‘The Genesis Of Logic’

    Fuzzy Logic, Natural Language and Common-sense Reasoning in ‘The Genesis Of Logic’

    After an illustrious career collaborating with universities and research centres, Enric Trillas remains set on working towards a new experimental science, managing the concepts and tools of computer science, and actually interacting with other disciplines on the way. Trillas sheds light on his recently translated The Genesis of Logic to explore the theoretical promise and real-world applications of fuzzy logic. Explore Fuzzy Logic and the FMsquare Foundation: researchoutreach.org/fmsquare-fou...

    • 12 min
    Behavioural economics and financial incentives

    Behavioural economics and financial incentives

    For better or worse, money makes the world go around. Without it, you may find yourself stuck in place, or worse - left behind.Following on from our previous conversation about race, health and society, we are joined again by Professor Leonard Egede from the Medical College of Wisconsin. In todays discussion, he walks us through the economics of public health - diabetes in particular - and how different incentive plans could help level the playing field for accessing care.Read the original ar...

    • 29 min
    Virtual simulations of extreme climate

    Virtual simulations of extreme climate

    In regions like East and Southeast Asia, where urbanisation has skyrocketed, the interplay between human settlement and natural disaster vulnerability becomes particularly pronounced. Consider China, where over 60% of the population lives in urban areas, including major coastal cities like Shanghai and Guangzhou, or Japan, where coastal cities like Tokyo and Yokohama house millions. Not to mention the Philippines, with vast urban populations in areas like Metro Manila perilously close to the ...

    • 10 min
    Immunology and innovation: Peter Doherty’s life in science

    Immunology and innovation: Peter Doherty’s life in science

    Professor Peter Doherty has certainly had an impressive and illustrious career as an immunologist. In 1996, he and his colleague Rolf M Zinkernagel were awarded a Nobel Prize for their work on how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells. In 1997, he was named Australian of the Year. Now an indomitable octogenarian, Doherty looks back at his career and reflects on how science has changed in his lifetime.In this illuminating interview with Research Features, we discuss Doherty’s remar...

    • 29 min

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