A few years ago anti-oxidants burst into the headlines being touted as the new essential anti-aging, and cancer wonder molecule. Now, you can’t seem to buy a moisturiser without a label on it proudly stating it “contains anti-oxidants” but what exactly are anti-oxidants, and are they really the wonder compound they are made out to be?Continue reading “Antioxidants, are they all they seem?”
I am sure you have all seen the ‘scary’ health and science headlines which pop up on our news feeds everyday- you know the ones- “processed meats increases your chance of getting cancer by 9%“, “people exposed to dirty air are 40% more likely to develop dementia“.Continue reading “Bad science in the headlines”
This week we are moving out of the world of plants and cells, and into the world of marine biology. Oceans cover a whopping 71% of our planet, but despite this we actually know very little about what lies in its depths. And, even though our oceans are extremely important for millions of different marine creatures, as well as ourselves, we have taken our oceans for granted.Continue reading “Meet the Scientist- Melanie Jackson”
Todays post is going to be about a topic which is pretty close to my heart- skincare.
Skin care is important. We are always being told to look after our skin, to keep it moisturised, to keep it protected from the sun, from pollution. But do we really know what we are putting on our skin, and what it does? Below are a few things which we should all bear in mind when shopping for skin care products.
It’s that time of year. The time when we don sunglasses to hide our streaming eyes, and are perpetually drugged up to or eyeballs with anti-histamines- but what is hayfever exactly and what causes it?
Spring has finally come, and everywhere you look flowers are beginning to bloom. But, how on earth do plants know its spring and that its time to start flowering?
Did you know that a lot of our most common medicines are plant-based in origin?Continue reading “Natures Medicine Box”
Plant science. This is a area of science that I have grown to love, and one in which I would like to continue my scientific career. But for me, this wasn’t always the case.
Happy New Year everyone!!
To kick off the new year here is a post about some uses of plants that you may not have known about…
Phytoremediation is a fancy way of saying ‘using plants to remove contamination’.Continue reading “Plants that do more”