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Explaining Science in simple terms from the most elementary ideas to advanced research.

Nick Sarbiscuit
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  • December 11, 2012
  • 02:01 PM

Revolutionise Neuroscience, Pee in a Cup

by Nick Sarbiscuit in Science Defined

The title might seem a bit melodramatic, but I’m pretty amazed by some research I found. In a recent article from Nature Methods a research group have put forward the possibility of generating Neural Stem Cells (NSC’s) from urine. Ok so for those who don’t understand all of the above, this is pretty big! (hence [...]... Read more »

Wang, L., Wang, L., Huang, W., Su, H., Xue, Y., Su, Z., Liao, B., Wang, H., Bao, X., Qin, D.... (2012) Generation of integration-free neural progenitor cells from cells in human urine. Nature Methods. DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.2283  

  • November 23, 2012
  • 11:30 PM

How Bread Makes You Better and Florida Makes You Slower

by Nick Sarbiscuit in Science Defined

According to a new(ish) study, nice smells make us nice people. I caught wind of this story (excuse the pun) on the radio the other day and thought I’d do a bit of background to find out what the research is about. I found this article in the Daily Mail, an infamously crap source of science news, [...]... Read more »

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