Author Archives: Alex Bird

NHS drug shortage exposed: Leaked document details the severity of the problem

It’s not just documents surrounding drug shortages that are leaking, the government’s approach is also full of holes. Alex Bird explores the effects of Brexit on drug supply and how the situation will affect patients.

Water bears: The Epitome of Resilience

Think your tough? Think again. Tardigrades, or water bears, can withstand not only extremes of temperature and pressure but also the vacuum of space. Alex Bird explores how these minuscule creatures defend themselves against such strong stressors.