From farm to pharm: how chickens are giving rise to anti-cancer drugs

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have genetically modified chickens to produce medical drugs in their egg whites, and hope this method could one day revolutionise the way in which pharmaceuticals are manufactured. Protein based therapies can be lifesaving treatments for a range of diseases, and are currently the fastest growing segment of […]

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Star Trek come to life? A revolution in 3D printing

The development of 3D printing has created a revolution over the last few decades, gifting our world with millions of new objects from the incredibly useful such as hip replacement implants, to countless novelty whistles and keyrings. Conventional 3D printing (technically known as “Additive Manufacturing”) involves the layering of liquid or powder grains to materialise […]

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“Confusing and very difficult” – college suspension policies revealed

Suspension is becoming increasingly common in Oxford, having risen by 68% since 2011. Yet it continues to be an invisible side of university life and an investigation by The Oxford Student has found that there are considerable differences in the way that colleges treat suspended students. This gives lie to a commonly held assumption that […]

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Representing the ‘real’ China: Oxford grads on starting their own social enterprise

Danny Parrott and Richard Lloyd are two Oxford graduates who first met on their Chinese Studies course at the university. In 2011, they established a social enterprise called Gotoco with their Chinese partner, Lisha Tang, which allows university students from various parts of the world to travel to travel to China on summer teaching and […]

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