After their 2011 success in showcasing the use of plants as biological solar panels, a team from the Departments of Plant Sciences and Biochemistry are bringing their latest living creation to the Cambridge Science Festival this weekend.
What effects if any do our diets have on health? How can we find health patterns in the population? What’s the truth about fat? What keeps people fit and healthy as they get older? These questions and more will be explored at this year’s Cambridge Science Festival.
Cancer will affect one in three of us at some point in our lives, so research into this disease is vital. Most cancer patients will see their doctor when the disease is already advanced and harder to treat, according to Professor Ashok Venkitaraman, Director of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Cancer Unit in Cambridge.
Once only science fiction, astronomers are now finding hundreds of planetary systems beyond our own. Given recent discoveries through space exploration, it is entirely feasible that we may soon discover the existence of extra-terrestrial life forms on other planets.
Every generation has tried to be the one that outsmarts the Reaper. From the millennia-old Epic of Gilgamesh to the centuries-old story of the Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon, who discovered Florida in his search for the fountain of youth, legends abound of how we might live forever.