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UCAS applications deadline

The first UCAS deadline of the academic year is nearly here - and itís crucial for anyone applying for a degree in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine/science to submit by midnight on Tuesday 15 October 2013.

UK's attitudes and beliefs towards science and medicine

Wellcome Trust Monitor has revealed the most accurate picture to date of what the UK thinks and understands about science, biomedical research and science education.

STEM opportunities

Huw James, science communication consultant, adventurer and host of the 2012 Technology Horizons Awards, comments on the level of student interest in STEM subjects.

Science careers advice

More pupils do physics and chemistry after the age of 16 in schools which provide a more comprehensive range of careers supervision and advice, according to new research by academics at the University of York.

Side effects of drugs

Research has shown that patient reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions is richer in detail and better at describing the impact on their daily lives than information provided by health care professionals.

National Science & Engineering Week

To celebrate National Science & Engineering Week 2011ís theme of Communication, the British Science Association have put together a rundown of ten of the most notable scientific miscommunications, mistakes, muddles and misunderstandings.

Taking the fear factor out of cancer

It is the second most deadly disease in the Western world and one of the most feared diagnoses a patient can face. A new book is aiming to improve our understanding of cancer.

A pill for every ill?

New research shows a marked rise in expenditure on prescription drugs and in the number of prescribed medicines being dispensed in recent years.

The benefits of Paracetamol

The commonly-used painkiller Paracetamol can protect against kidney failure after severe muscle injury, according to research at the University of Essex.

Training for medical students

Medical students are to be offered management training under a new scheme launched by The British Association of Medical Managers