Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Promise of Poop: Faecal transplants to treat C. difficile infection – An age old therapy moving into the light?

Clostridium difficile – a hospital superbug? Clostridium difficile is a bacterium that is commonly found in the environment around us – in soil, air and water. C. difficile is also present in the gut of up to 3% of healthy … Continue reading

Posted in Scouse Science Allíance | 3 Comments

The science behind Game of Thrones:

Spoiler alert: This article refers to events up to Season 4 Episode 2 of Game of Thrones. Please do not continue reading unless you have watched up to this point! Please do not include book spoilers in the comments section. … Continue reading

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Is pressure to publish causing scientific fraud?

A paper which was widely regarded as an exciting breakthrough has come under scrutiny, with some people suggesting that the results were false, or even fabricated. This is not the first time that a major study has been subject to … Continue reading

Posted in Louise Walker, News and Views, Scientific method | 5 Comments