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Revision, Revision, Revision

Revision, Revision, Revision

This time of year, “will you help my child revise?” is the question that I am asked most often. My usual answer is that I will try. For children in years 10 and 12, the obvious response is that they...

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Can Brain Cells Regenerate?

Can Brain Cells Regenerate?

Neuroscience is always a popular area of study for A level students. For many years we have thought that the cells of the brain and the nervous system, the neurones, were incapable of replication...

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The Chemistry of Death

The Chemistry of Death

In the UK, there are several different examination boards. While the core syllabus for A level biology is much the same, each board is slightly different in the style and content of what could be...

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Remote Tuition

Remote Tuition

Just in case anyone has missed the news, we are experiencing a viral pandemic. As an immunologist, I have more than a passing interest in the scientific developments. As a human being, I’m...

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An Inspirational Woman – 2020

An Inspirational Woman – 2020

A few weeks ago, I had to give a short presentation to a group of business women. We were all asked to suggest to the group a woman that we considered inspirational, and that we admired. I chose a...

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Scientific Collaborations

Scientific Collaborations

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been shared between three scientists trying to answer this very question – and is an excellent example for collaborative working. Peter Radcliffe and Gregg...

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Every Van Must Run Smoothly

Every Van Must Run Smoothly

One of the great things about being a private tutor is that I get to see very mixed ability children from a range of schools. These children all bring with them different experience together with...

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