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?
How to Lie with Statistics
Megan - 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. This is the first time that this piece of work has been published online. CPD There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.(Unknown, 1885) Statistics … Continue reading How to Lie with Statistics
What is schizophrenia?
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?
The Prosthetic Eye
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
The Treatment of Cancer
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
The pharmaceutical industry’s contamination of water: the aftermath of antidepressants
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
Our Generational Duty to Science with a focus on Biomedical Engineering
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
Vaccines: a key scientific discovery
Ayushman - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Ayushman (Year 12) entered this short essay in The Oxford Scientist Schools' Writing Competition. The brief was to write in no more than 700 words about 'a scientific discovery, invention or advance that still affects the world today.' Given the current challenge that we face in searching for … Continue reading Vaccines: a key scientific discovery
Health Care in Norway
Beth Jordan - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Former student Beth Jordan was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during her time at GSAL. This thought-provoking essay on health care in Norway was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. Mr Dodd (TGJ Staff Editor) Life … Continue reading Health Care in Norway