Over the past few decades there has been a new wave of cancer therapeutics - immunotherapies that are capable of activating the immune system to recognise and fight malignant cells. CAR (Chimeric Antigen Receptor) T cells are one the emerging therapies from this space, and are beginning to enter the clinic. Here we explore CAR T cell therapy and one of the pioneering companies in the field.Read More
Seafood is beloved by many and there is an ever-growing market for it. However, our hunger for fish is exhausting marine ecosystems, with more than 70 percent of the world’s fisheries being either significantly depleted, over exploited, or fully exploited.
One alternative to common fishing and a response to a growing world-wide demand is fish farming, also known as aquaculture. However, this brings with it an enormously detrimental environmental impact, due to the large amount of fish meal needed to feed the mass of cultured fish, which is sourced from the ocean, and the waste produced by these farms, and natural habitats being replaced by such farms. Due the huge number of fish confined in small farms, diseases and parasites spread rapidly. Not only that, but increasing ocean pollution and fish farms bring with them unwanted contaminants such as microplastic, mercury and antibiotics, which end up on our plates.Read More