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
Jakub - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Jakub writes here for the GSAL Science Magazine on the serious issue of neurodegeneration, the progressive decline in the structure and function of neurons in the human body. Neurodegeneration lies behind serious incurable diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob. CPD [Featured image: Human brain. … Continue reading Neurodegeneration
Aashmi - Year 11 Student Editor's Note: Year 11 student Aashmi elected to write this extended essay on the chosen word ‘duty’ in response to The Dukes Essay Prize organised by Dukes Education. This competition is inspired by the famous entrance test for All Souls College, Oxford, where students write an essay in response to a single word, from the perspective of … Continue reading Our Generational Duty to Science with a focus on Biomedical Engineering
Theo - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Year 12 student Theo has submitted this excellent essay to the Peterhouse College, Cambridge, annual Kelvin Science Prize essay competition. Theo's chosen topic is the Cordyceps fungus, a genus so truly remarkable in its modus operandi that it really does have to be seen to be believed; therefore, … Continue reading Will ants ever be able to evolve a method to escape the zombie apocalypse that the Cordiceps fungus creates?