Author Archives: Medicor Team

Just say no to procrastination

Should you be working right now instead of reading this?   Dear Procrastinator. This is for you. By Jessica de Loma Olson Tick tock. Tick tock. Yes, your clock is ticking and once again you have lost 30 minutes of your precious final hours to a series of pointless cat videos. Your deadline is fast approaching and you are blaming ...

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Nanotechnology in medicine

How can this multifunctional technique improve quality of life? By Eveline Shevin “It is so exciting that I want to use all my time effectively to be able to contribute, life is so short!” says young Maria Strømme, professor in Nanotechnology at Uppsala University in Sweden. She wants to revolutionize the world with her new discovery – and join the ...

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HeLa: The cells that changed the world

By Caitrin Crudden Becoming accustomed to science textbooks can lead us into the false idea that scientific discoveries are very ordered and neatly progressive events, yet the truth, which is often left to one side, is the very human nature of scientific discovery and progress. Most science accomplishments or milestones are really a rich story of human desire, dedication, collaboration ...

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The Inner Critic

Can neuroscience explain our relationship with art? By Euan Mackay   Miracle Science It seems there’s nothing neuroscience can’t do. Promoted as a panacea, neuroscience has been tipped as the future of understanding the human condition. We live in the era of fMRI, where it is possible to investigate brain activity in response to external stimuli. As such, researchers increasingly ...

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In the shadow of war

Life under occupation    By  Radek J. Góra Konstiantynivka is the last stop for all trains coming from Kiev. Likewise, it is an easternmost town under Ukrainian government control. Areas to the east from this settlement are run by the separatists, aiming for revival of Novorossiya – a historical land to the north of the Black Sea. Among the supporters of ...

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Stockholm: A city of borders

With a population set to increase by 1 million by 2020, will fears of segregation in housing, healthcare and education in Stockholm become a catastrophic reality? What is the situation now and what can be done to bring down the borders. By Sarolta Gabulya and Diana Čekatauskaitė   Two sides to Stockholm There are so many reasons why we enjoy ...

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Mirror-touch synaesthesia: a cursed superpower

A rare neurological condition, mirror-touch synaesthesia has often been dismissed as fanciful. But for those living with the condition, the symptoms are all too real. By Olivia Miossec   “Don’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes” This sentence illustrates perfectly what empathy is. It is not observing someone’s emotion from a safe distance; it is transposing ...

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Conservation, Classrooms and Condoms

Why are conservation charities concerning themselves with contraceptives? By Emily Clark Facing global challenges of climate change, population growth, ongoing unsustainable resource use, and limited funding, sustainable development needs to be efficient and effective. With this in mind, environmental conservation organisations are implementing family planning projects, and charities traditionally known for their work in sexual and reproductive health are partnering ...

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Grown in Stockholm: The Future of Food

A guide to urban farming in our capital By Martha Nicholson Stockholm is home to one of Europe’s fastest growing populations. With a projected 2.5 million people living in the city by 2024, segregation, unemployment, food and housing shortages are all challenges. Urban farming is now widely recognised by city planners, academics, public health practitioners and architects alike as part of ...

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Black holes – Into the unknown?

Lost in the abyss, deep endless space, interstellar travel, an enigmatic portal to another dimension… It begins here in science-fiction, but a black hole translates far beyond mere fantasy. With a history of contention, the answer to a debated phenomenon becomes closer and closer: what is a black hole and what occurs within? By Sarah Marshall Current Understanding A black ...

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