Scientia Issue #111

HIGHLIGHTS IN HEALTH RESEARCH Fragility and mortality are inherent traits of every lifeform on Earth, and human beings are no exception. The complexity of biological systems means there are many things that can go wrong – and they frequently do. This vulnerability has...

Scientia Issue #110

CELEBRATING CELL BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY Cell biologists, biochemists and molecular biologists alike have illuminated many of the microscopic mechanisms essential to life on Earth. Because of their tireless efforts, we now understand the most fundamental processes...

Scientia Issue #108

INNOVATIONS IN CANCER RESEARCH  Cancer survival rates continue to increase year after year. In the US, the 5-year survival rate for all cancer types increased from 50% in 1975 to a whopping 68% in 2007, according to the National Institutes of Health. Similarly, Cancer...

Scientia Issue #107

FROM NEUROTRANSMISSION TO COMPLEX COMPUTATIONS This edition of Scientia celebrates the diversity of scientific endeavour by showcasing research across three different themes. Each project has a healthcare or biological focus, but this edition is notable for its...

Scientia Issue #106

BREAKTHROUGHS IN BIOSCIENCE Our healthcare continues to be transformed at an accelerating pace due to breakthroughs in bioscience research. Even in the past 50 years, our life expectancy worldwide has skyrocketed – people born this year can expect to live on average...

Scientia Issue #105

QUANTUM LEAPS FOR PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING There has never been a more exciting time for physical science and engineering. The last few years have witnessed some of the most ground breaking discoveries ever made, such as proving the existence of the Higgs boson, the...