Category Archives: Science

‘Duracell’ pump gives new hope to heart patients

The Sunday Times Published: 26 February 2012. Lois Rogers. A young father has become the first person in Britain to benefit from a revolutionary heart pump designed to save thousands of people who would otherwise die waiting for a transplant. The tiny pump is the first intended for permanent use. Previous versions for the heart […]

Miracles can happen

The science behind anti-ageing creams is increasingly becoming fact rather than fiction. The Sunday Times,  Published: 29 January 2012, Lois Rogers As consumers, we’ve been sceptical for years about how much anti-ageing the beauty world can really deliver. As beauty merges more with science, however, that outlook is due for a shake-up. Proctor & Gamble has […]

Flash, bang, dollop – ingredients used in film ‘stop signs of ageing’

The Sunday Times Published: 22 January 2012 Lois Rogers The chemical process that stops old photographic negatives from fading has been adapted to do much the same for people, a cosmetics manufacturer claims. With digital cameras killing off traditional photographic film, the Japanese company Fujifilm has partly reinvented itself as a supplier of anti-ageing treatments […]

No stress, no fear, no panic: it´s Supersoldier

The Sunday Times Published: 04 December 2011. Lois Rogers. Critics raise medical and ethical arguments against the US military’s plans to use drugs in an attempt to block soldiers’ feelings of fear on the battlefield Scientists are working to create a fearless “supersoldier” using smart drugs that would prevent them from panicking under pressure or […]