Dementia describes a set of symptoms, e.g. memory loss or difficulties with thinking, that arise when the brain is harmed by neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease1. With an ageing population, dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, recently overtook heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, so the research and development of Read more about An interview with the founder of Defying Dementia, Dr Penny Foulds[…]
Lancaster University’s very own Craig O’Hare recently took part and won Organs Zone’s ‘I’m a Scientist, Get me out here’ competition! *Woo hoo* The competition aims to bridge the gap between students and real scientists, give young people a voice and teaches them about science and scientists in a fun, engaging and memorable way. Over Read more about I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here![…]
‘High quality work experience will help you to stand out from the crowd, and show employers that you have the skills, knowledge and experience they need.’ With that statement, it is obvious why as university students waiting to join the queue of highly qualified graduates luring over one job. We are all keen to stand out Read more about Cheap work experience abroad?![…]
The presentation given at the Digital Lancaster Sharing Practice Event by Christine Shirras and Jed Winstanley detailing the blog research and creation process, a bit more detail about the blog and future hopes can be found here. More information about future Sharing Practice Events can be found at this link.
I asked Erin a few questions about the BLS summer internship she attained through Lancaster University… Who supervised the internship? Dr Robert Lauder What was the research focus? I worked on a few different projects. One involved the use of Protein A as a biomarker for Staphylococcus aureus infection in ICU patients, with another focusing on the Read more about Erin, 3rd Year, Biological Sciences student discusses her summer internship[…]
I asked Shan a few questions about the BLS summer internship she attained through Lancaster University… Who supervised the internship? Dr Leonie Unterholzner What was the research focus? The research focused on how fibroblast cells detect viruses and the viral mechanisms used to inhibit this detection. In particular Leonie’s PhD students were examining certain viral DNA receptors Read more about Shan, 3rd Year, Biomedical Sciences student discusses her summer internship[…]