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Tim Sandle

Editor-at-Large based in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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Keeping the heat out of a good beer

Aberystwyth - One problem with making beer is preventing the yeast from getting too hot. This creates a conundrum because yeast generates its own heat, and the more effectively yeast works the more heat it generates.

Halting cancer in its tracks, with nanotechnology

Most cancer therapies are focused on blasting a general area with radiation or using chemotherapy drugs to zoom in on a tumor site. Researchers using nanoparticles have taken a different tract, in trying to slow tumor growth through nanotech.

Billy Bragg laments the death of the protest song

Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg has noted that the number of protest songs being released has fallen, and of those that do come out, few make a dent in the music charts. This is despite plenty of issues of global importance.

Secrets of fireworks revealed

Many people enjoy firework displays: loud bangs and bursts of spectacular color. But what makes fireworks so colorful? A scientist explains how and why.

U.S. adults still consuming too much sodium

Bethesda - Despite several health warnings and a heap of information, it seems that adults in the U.S. are still consuming too much salt, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Lessons from bee-killing parasites

Around the world bees are at risk from pesticides, environmental conditions and parasite infestations. New research into bee mites suggests we can learn a lot about parasites in general and find ways to protect bee colonies.

Trouble on the golf course? It’s down to fungi

Penn - The causative agent of a recent turf grass disease has been traced to a type of fungus. Turf grass disease has been causing problems across golf courses in the U.S.

Review: Cats galore at Chesham's cat themed pub Special

Chesham - The Black Cat is a small, homely pub located in the historic market town of Chesham. On a hot summer's afternoon, Digital Journal popped in to examine the varied features (and sample a pint of ale.)

Cats and mice, it's all down to chemicals

Moscow - Cats chase mice, mice hide from cats. This is the game played out throughout the places where cats and mice co-exist. New research suggests that mice can be chemically programmed to be controlled by cats.

Call for mass rabies vaccination

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control has called for a mass vaccination of dogs in order "to make rabies history." Some 60,000 people die each year from the viral disease.

Programmable robots can swim through arteries

Researchers have developed tiny robots (‘nanobots’) that can swim through clogged arteries, carrying out lifesaving medical procedures.

Microchips designed to slow-release drugs over years

Medical technologists have developed an implantable device that can be placed at a specific body site to allow for the slow release of targeted medications.

Promoting safety in U.K. hospitals

London - The U.K. government has recently launched a new health and safety initiative across the U.K. National Health Service. The new program is called “Sign Up to Safety.”

Big pharma company makes major purchase

Major pharmaceutical company Novartis has announced that it will take over the privately held Australian and U.S. company Spinifex Pharmaceuticals. This represents further diversification of Novartis’ portfolio.

How much do tennis players sweat?

Brighton - This year's Wimbledon tennis tournament is being battled out under a scorching sun and intense heat. Naturally the players will sweat, but how much under these conditions?

People with blue color eyes are more likely to be alcoholics

Brown and hazel eyed people breath a sigh of relief. It seems that people with blue eyes are more likely to have an alcohol addiction...at least according to one strand of research.

Making roses smell good again, enzymes at play

In the summer, the smell of roses, especially as the evening draw in, is one of the highlights. Once the smell fades, the aroma is gone forever. However, a key enzyme may be able to kick-start the distinctive scent.

Can bacteria reduce aggressive instincts?

A new study suggests that certain bacteria can alter the tendency for an animals to display aggressive behavior. This relates to studies conducted on scientists' favorite lab model: fruit flies.

Southern pines in U.S. doing better than expected

Atlanta - In the U.S., Southern tree farmers have been worried about a spate of unexpected pine tree deaths. University researchers have concluded that the rate of decline will slowdown and that farmers have little to worry about.

Big Pharma company steps into wearable devices market

Drugs giant Novartis has stepped into the wearables technology market with an app called ViaOpta, designed for the visually impaired. Established as a prototype, the company this week unveiled modifications.
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