2013

Cellular Alchemy: the science of reprogramming cells – Ben Martynoga
The ability to reprogramme cells is a kind of alchemy. An explanation of the mechanisms of reprogramming and its potential, highlighting the work of two recent Nobel prizewinners.
Bacteria maketh the man – Marc Veldhoen

Bacteria are all around us and inside us. While some bacteria are harmful to humans, causing disease, other bacteria are essential for our health and play an important role.
Plasmodium knowlesi malaria infections in Malaysia: The last parasite standing? – Rob Moon
A parasite that causes malaria in macaques can sometimes also cause human disease. A description of a trip to Malaysia to carry out research into this unusual form of malaria.
(E)MERGE – Carolien Stikker and Thomas Elshuis
This art project is based on visual research material from some of NIMR’s scientists.
Beyond the DNA code – James Turner
The epigenetic mechanisms that control how genes are expressed in cells are as important as the genes themselves. What is the role of chromatin in regulating genes?
The jellyfish revolution – Donald Bell
A protein found in jellyfish has had a big impact on biological research. How was green fluorescent protein discovered and what are its uses in research?
Are we too clean for our own good? – Davina Sui Ann Chao
The winning entry in the 2012 NIMR Human Biology Essay Competition for local schools looks at the hygiene hypothesis.
Book review: My beautiful genome: Exposing our genetic future – Vicky Millins
A short review of the book My beautiful genome: Exposing our genetic future, by Lone Frank. One of the selection of science books, reviewed by members of NIMR staff.
Book review: Matter over mind – Frank Norman
A short review of the book Matter over mind, by Steve Caplan. One of the selection of science books, reviewed by members of NIMR staff.
Book review: Welcome home sir – Frank Norman
A short review of the book Welcome home sir by Steve Caplan. One of the selection of science books, reviewed by members of NIMR staff.
Book review: Everest – the first ascent. The untold story of Griffith Pugh – Frank Norman
A short review of the book Everest – the first ascent. The untold story of Griffith Pugh, the man who made it possible, by Harriet Tuckey. One of the selection of science books, reviewed by members of NIMR staff.

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