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April 21, 2021
In October 2020, the Department of Biomedical and Forensic Sciences at the University of Hull launched an exciting scary story competition for Halloween: Coccus Pocus 2020! The event was organised for a second time, following a successful trial run in 2019. Read this blog to find out more about this year's competition.
February 25, 2020
Between Tuesday 10 and Friday 13 September, the British Science Festival Coventry and Warwickshire took place, with a diverse programme of talks, debates and activities taking place around the city. Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and Microbiology Society Champion, Dr Marwa Hassan hosted a stand at the festival, where she helped to educate the public about biofilms and antimicrobial resistance.
July 2, 2019
The research group of Dr Kim Hardie are at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition this week. In collaboration with Professor Morgan Alexander, they will be delivering a stand called ‘Super Biomaterials to fight Super Bugs’. Over 14,000 people are expected to visit this free event, which takes place from 1 July to 7 July. Here, Dr Hardie discusses what has led up to launching their ‘Great Greeting Experiment’ at this year’s exhibition.
September 17, 2014
A human being’s voice is one of their most distinguishing and individual features. Most of us have experienced the frustration of temporarily losing our voices – but for many survivors of laryngeal cancer (cancer of the voice box), this loss is permanent. A laryngectomy, or full removal of the larynx, is a common last resort to treat this cancer if other options have failed. This operation disconnects the windpipe from the nose and mouth, leaving the patient to breathe through a hole in their neck called a stoma. The side effect of this operation, however, is that patients lose the ability to speak.