Creative Team Applications are Open!

Image description: White text on blue background asking for Creative Team applications: Illustrators, digital designers, and photographers  Applications to join the Creative Team of the Oxford Student are now open. If you would like to be an artistic contributor in Michaelmas, now is your chance to apply! Click here for our application form All applications […]

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Milestone or gravestone? The controversial new drug for Alzheimer’s disease

Image description: a model of the human brain on a deep-blue background, lit up with red and green neon lighting. Neuroscience is a field notorious for many things: amazing discoveries, thought-provoking debates, controversial findings. But ask any neuroscientist and they’ll tell you that it is also a discipline plagued by failed clinical studies. In fact, […]

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Psychedelics and psychiatry: using magic mushrooms to treat depression

Image description: psychedelic graffiti showing a bright mushroom and abstract colourful painting Meaning “mind-manifesting” in Ancient Greek, psychedelic drugs such as LSD, MDMA and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are well-known for their hallucinogenic and psychotropic effects. Despite their reputation as party drugs,  scientists have been trying to harness their mind-bending properties to […]

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Insect farming: new food on a global scale

Image description: a brown grasshopper. Large-scale insect breeding for human consumption is thought to represent a sustainable solution for growing food demand. With climate change, loss of biodiversity, and rising pressure on resources posing a threat to current food supply chains, new systems are needed to ‘future-proof’ meals and address food inequity. In order to […]

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COVID-19 vaccine equity: a global failure?

Image description: a Hawaiian newspaper with the headline “Mass vaccinations begin” As vaccination proceeds apace in the UK and amongst high-income countries around the world, there are growing concerns over vaccine inequity in a global context. Countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas have begun vaccination campaigns, delivering more than 175 million doses since December […]

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