Anushree - Year 9 Student Editor's note: Talented student Anushree, now in Year 10, recently undertook extensive research into the wide-ranging strategies implemented by nations around the world as they attempted to control the coronavirus pandemic in its early stages. The pandemic has evolved since this article was originally written and the statistics have therefore … Continue reading Strategies used to control the coronavirus pandemic
Lewis - Year 10 Student Editor's note: Interested in studying medicine, Lewis, now in Year 11, has researched and written about the well-known but perhaps less well understood placebo effect. CPD Overview of Placebos Placebos are a means of testing the effectiveness and the usefulness of a drug and / or ailment. The ‘placebo’ itself … Continue reading Placebos and the placebo effect within medicine
Ben - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Aspiring medic and Oxbridge applicant Ben, now in Year 13, writes here for the school Science Magazine on whether or not bacteriophages offer a viable solution to the concerning increase observed in antibiotic resistance. This is Ben's first publication in The GSAL Journal. CPD Featured image: Phage injecting … Continue reading Could bacteriophages offer a solution to the increase in antibiotic resistance?
Zara - Year 13 Student Editor’s Note: This essay forms part of a collection of student works published in the 2020 edition of Salutaris, the GSAL Sixth Form academic journal. It was originally published here in The GSAL Journal. CPD Having recently won an essay prize, I commissioned Zara to come up with a way of visually capturing and … Continue reading Should we bring wolves back to Britain?
Jakub - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student and aspirant medic Jakub writes here about schizophrenia for the GSAL Science Magazine. This is Jakub's third publication in The GSAL Journal; you can read more from Jakub here. CPD The basics of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a serious and lifelong chronic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects … Continue reading What is schizophrenia?
Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Aspiring chemical engineer Ari in Year 12 writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine about how polyethylene might be modified in such a way as to allow it to be used to produce anti-microbial surfaces. This is Ari's third contribution to The GSAL Journal; you can read more … Continue reading Modifying polyethylene for the production of antimicrobial surfaces
Theo - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Theo writes about prosthetic eyes for the GSAL Science Magazine, exploring this developing marvel of modern medicine and how it restores some sight to patients with retinal damage. This is Theo's second publication in The GSAL Journal; you can read more from Theo here. CPD … Continue reading The Prosthetic Eye
Jakub – Year 12 Student Editor’s Note: Year 12 student Jakub writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine on the serious issue of the treatment of cancer, one of the greatest challenges in modern medicine. This is Jakub's second publication in The GSAL Journal; you can read more from Jakub here. CPD [Featured image: FDA approves first cancer treatment based on … Continue reading The Treatment of Cancer
Riya - Year 10 Student Editor’s Note: Year 10 student Riya writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, looking at a remarkable breakthrough in wildfire fighting technology. As global warming increases the number, scale and intensity of wildfires, researchers at Stanford University have developed a gel which could be used to help prevent wildfires in the future. CPD … Continue reading Gel developed to help prevent wildfires
Ari - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Ari writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine, looking at the serious long-term impact of antidepressant medication on the natural environment. More effective water treatment technologies are certainly in the pipeline: is this soon to be an environmental success story? CPD [Featured image: Antidepressants. (Wallpaper … Continue reading The pharmaceutical industry’s contamination of water: the aftermath of antidepressants