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April SciBar: The Air We Breathe: experience investigating occupational and environmental causes of “asthma”

Monday 8 April 2019 Asthma is the most common respiratory disease in the UK outnumbering all other lung diseases combined. More than 8 million people have been diagnosed with asthma and currently more than 5 million people are on treatment. … Continue reading

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Bollington Festival science scarecrows

2019 is the official International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Having obtained a small grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry for the creation of a Periodic Table themed Scarecrow Trail for the Bollington Festival, the organisers now … Continue reading

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Bugs, bites and parasites

Monday 13 March Infectious diseases transmitted by insects have been in the news recently with the Zika outbreak. It has been evident for some time that new products are needed to control the insect vectors. A 10 year programme to … Continue reading

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DNA in medicine: is complete genome sequencing the answer?

Monday 10 April 2017 Jamie Ellingford will be talking about the latest technology and software available to generate and analyse big DNA datasets, and discuss the promises, challenges and everyday applications of these techniques in a clinical environment. Jamie recently … Continue reading

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Gravitational waves

Talk by Ian Duerdoth from University of Manchester I outline our understanding of gravity, firstly as discovered by the brilliance of Newton and then extended by the genius of Einstein in his General Theory of Relativity. This includes experimental tests … Continue reading

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Remembering Dave Thompson, SciBar founder

With sadness we report the recent death of Dave Thompson from our sister SciBar in Knutsford. Dave founded the Knutsford SciBar almost 12 years ago, in November 2004. This was the first SciBar in the world – all SciBars are … Continue reading

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Fruits of the forage

Monday 10 October 2016 Talk by Fred Thorneycroft from Bollington business Fruits of the Forage. The talk will focus on the many different food-related uses for plants, with some tastings of preserves. Talk starts at 6.30pm at the Vale Inn … Continue reading

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Latest advances in eye surgery

Monday 13 June 2016 Brendan Moriarty is a consultant eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) operating in Cheshire and South Manchester. He has specialist interests in surgery for age related macular degeneration, cataract surgery, clarivu / refractive lens exchange, glaucoma and laser treatment … Continue reading

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