Science Omega Review UK


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Issue 1


The inaugural edition of Science Omega Review UK explores topical issues from the fields of environmental science, education, health, life science and much more...

Foreword and Introduction

Foreword by Andrew Miller MP

Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee, welcomes you to the inaugural issue of Science Omega Review UK...

Introduction by Editor Amy Caddick

Editor Amy Caddick introduces the inaugural issue of Science Omega Review UK...

Environment

Life in the extreme - an interview with Professor Peter Convey

Amy Caddick speaks to the British Antarctic Survey's Professor Peter Convey about the challenges involved in ecology research...

Designation across the nation - article from The Wildlife Trusts

Joan Edwards, Head of Living Seas at The Wildlife Trusts, highlights the benefits of marine conservation zones and advocates their expansion across the UK...

Save our spaces

Sir Tony Hawkhead, Chief Executive of Groundwork UK, underlines the value of green space in an increasingly sedentary society...

Research, Investment and Policy

Bringing photonics to light

Richard Linke, Executive Director of the IEEE Photonics Society, talks to Amy Caddick about boosting the profile of his discipline...

Serving the networks of the future (PROFILE)

Processing fast communication signals with light...

Specialist knowledge of photonics (PROFILE)

A strong industrial perspective to the student training experience...

A Catapult back to the top?

Will Barton, Head of Manufacturing at the Technology Strategy Board, discusses the potential of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre...

Sustainability and innovation (PROFILE)

Research, events, training, consultancy and information...

Generation THz - an article from Dr Axel Zeitler

The University of Cambridge's Dr Axel Zeitler looks at the dramatic progress made in terahertz research in recent years...

Terahertz technology (PROFILE)

Measuring through multiple coating layers without physically slicing the sample...

A physical challenge

Horizon 2020 must demonstrate a commitment to developing a knowledge-based society in Europe, argues David Lee, of the EPS...

Formulating physics (PROFILE)

Soft matter physics offers design principles for a new generation of formulations...

Supporting slow science

Alexei Likhtman, Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Reading, argues that current short-term thinking in research funding is counterproductive...

Hierarchical modelling of polymer dynamics (PROFILE)

Is there one model that fits all?

Through the looking glass

Science Omega Review reflects on the pace of change in microscopy...

Window to the nano-world

Dr Ursel Bangert, of The University of Manchester’s School of Materials, and Dr Quentin Ramasse, of SuperSTEM at STFC, herald developments in electron microscopy...

Securing the systems

Bologna consider the vulnerability of Europe’s industrial control systems to cyberattacks...

Brain on a plane (PROFILE)

Research into how to make better brains for better planes...

Losing control?

The University of Manchester's Dr William Heath warns that while the UK remains a leader in control engineering, it is at risk of falling behind...

Control expertise (PROFILE)

Improving performance yet maintaining classical control’s robustness...

A human infusion

David Alan Grier, President of the IEEE Computer Society, considers the growing influence of the social sciences on computer science...

Electronically enabled (PROFILE)

The integration of electronics into everyday objects...

Connecting with the nano-world (PROFILE)

International outreach of materials and computer scientists and electronic engineers at Durham...

Micro challenges - an article from Professor Mark Zwolinski

The growing complexities involved in microelectronics design can prove problematic, writes Professor Mark Zwolinski, of the University of Southampton...

Nanoscale CMOS simulation... (PROFILE)

...at Southampton’s world-leading research clean rooms...

Standard Practice

As electronic technology becomes more advanced, Science Omega Review turns the spotlight on CENELEC, the body responsible for electrotechnical standardisation in Europe...

Greener by design

Dr Gareth Jones, Chief Executive of LUX-TSI, champions the influence of the EU Ecodesign Directive in helping to reduce greenhouse emissions...

Small fortunes - an article from NanoKTN

Dr Alec Reader, Director of NanoKTN, discusses the advances made in nanotechnology research, and what the industry now needs to grow in the future...

Miniature momentum

With nanotechnology proving such a hot property in scientific circles, Science Omega Review considers the role of organisations such as the IIN in the field’s development...

A quantum leap

The University of Sheffield’s Dr Alexander Tartakovskii explores the development of new nanoscience and quantum technologies using traditional semiconductors...

Research at the frontiers of nanoscience (PROFILE)

From quantum information and nano-NMR to novel solar cells and flexible computer screens...

Heritage Science and Museums

Projecting the past

Interpretation Manager Cressida Finch focuses on the interactive technologies such as CGI films and large scale experiences proving suitable for English Heritage sites...

Museums and public engagement (PROFILE)

At the heart of Bristol...

Education

The digital in the detail

Welsh Minister for Education and Skills Leighton Andrews sheds light on the country’s plans for delivering technology teaching in schools...

Understanding the digital world

As the value employers place on digital literacy continues to grow, Jisc’s Helen Beetham underlines the importance of developing these skills in young people...

Digital literacy (PROFILE)

A case study involving the small country of Wales...

Making the grade

Education in the north of Ireland is built on strong foundations, but the government is striving to make further improvements, explains Education Minister John O’Dowd...

Strengthening SEN services

Dr Jacqui Ashton Smith, Executive Principal for the NAS Helen Allison and Robert Ogden Schools, emphasises education’s role in improving life for people with autism...

Psychological approaches to autism (PROFILE)

Bridging the gap between science and treatment...

Health

Clinical considerations - with Dr Jonathan Sheffield OBE

NIHR CRN Chief Executive Dr Jonathan Sheffield discusses the challenges that face clinical researchers, and the role that partnering with industry can play in overcoming them...

Doing more for mental health

The Mental Health Foundation’s Dr Sarah Edmunds highlights the need for investment in research in this field if further advances are to be made...

Wellbeing research (PROFILE)

Enabling governments to identify policies, programmes and projects that make a difference...

Mental health pharmacy research (PROFILE)

Leaner more cost-effective services, improved patient satisfaction, and safer use of medicines...

Peritoneal priorities

Professor Nick Topley, President of EuroPD, discusses the merits of peritoneal dialysis, and the need to raise the profile of this often underutilised therapy...

Shared haemodialysis care (PROFILE)

Supporting patient independence in centre-based haemodialysis...

Endovascular coiling (PROFILE)

The huge advantages of coiling compared with neurosurgical operation...

Brain trust

Science Omega Review sheds light on the efforts of the Wellcome Trust into developing research into brain function and other areas of neuroscience...

Vision for the future (PROFILE)

A time to accelerate vision care and treatment through translational research...

Saving the lives of mothers and babies (PROFILE)

Personalised medicine for pregnant women at high-risk of pre-eclampsia...

Universal ambitions

Quality and equality are the watchwords in the reform of the Irish healthcare system, as Health Minister Dr James Reilly explains...

Time is of the essence

AIIHPC's Paddie Blaney explains why greater time-awareness can greatly improve the quality of life of patients nearing the end...

Improving palliative care in Ireland and Northern Ireland (PROFILE)

Supporting a better experience of pallative care...

Good health begins at home

Science Omega Review explores the growing need for people to improve their health by changing their lifestyles...

Size matters (PROFILE)

Improving inhaled drug delivery within the lungs...

Handling the tooth

EAO President Pascal Valentini advocates dental implants as a powerful treatment tool, but one that must be handled with care...

Kick-start for healthy teeth (PROFILE)

The regenerative approach to dental treatment...

The right Type of action

Diabetes UK's Alex Devereux discusses the provision of health promotion by improving local services for diabetes...

Our legacy of diabetes for the next generation (PROFILE)

An Olympian task...

Developing the diabetes dialogue

Science Omega Review explores the efforts of the EASD to move the focus of research into the diabetes towards patient-centred care...

Hypoglycaemia in Type 1 diabetes (PROFILE)

The all too frequent complication of insulin therapy...

Innovations in diabetes care (PROFILE)

The view from Canada...

Changing lives (PROFILE)

Stratified treatment for monogenic diabetes...

Protecting the expecting

Professor Nam H Cho, of the International Diabetes Federation, highlights the challenges involved in the research and management of gestational diabetes mellitus...

Gestational diabetes in Europe (PROFILE)

Time for change: exploring the costs of care...

State of the ART

Professor Helen Picton, of the Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, sheds light on the science underpinning the future of assisted reproductive technology...

Clamping down on pre-eclampsia

Professor Andrew Shennan, of the baby charity Tommy’s, discusses the risks that pre-eclampsia still carries for pregnant women...

Youth must be served

Neena Modi, Vice President for Science & Research at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, explains why children’s research is essential...

Paediatric rheumatology research networks (PROFILE)

Improving patient care...

Cracking cancer’s complexities

The EORTC offers an inside view on how IT resources are helping to shape the future of cancer therapy...

High intensity focused ultrasound (PROFILE)

HIFU has the potential to provide a truly non-invasive, targeted treatment option...

The molecular revolution

Peter Johnson, Chief Clinician at Cancer Research UK, provides insight into molecular stratification and the changing face of cancer trials...

Neutropenia in cancer treatment (PROFILE)

Familiar but not resolved...

Leading against lymphoma - an article from the NCI

Dr Wyndham H Wilson, Chief of the Lymphoid Malignancies Therapeutic Section at the NCI, outlines the research advances being made in lymphoma cancer...

Radioing for help

The National Cancer Action Team’s Tim Cooper heralds the action plan in place to help contribute towards saving an additional 5,000 lives each year through radiotherapy...

Livingstone's lost legacy

The Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology's Professor Mike Barrett explains why one of tropical medicine's greatest pioneers has been so overlooked...

Mothers of the millennium

Professor Nynke van den Broek, of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s MNH Unit, charts the ongoing focus on reducing maternal mortality worldwide...

Signs of progress

David Justice, International Programs Director of Discovering Deaf Worlds, underlines the value of building local capacity to celebrate deafness...

Deafness (PROFILE)

The worldwide hidden and neglected disability...

Ending the neglect - an article from the Sabin Vaccine Institute

The Sabin Vaccine Institute's Dr Peter J Hotez highlights the need to accelerate the discovery and development of vaccines for the world’s neglected tropical diseases...

Leishmaniasis and sand flies at Lancaster (PROFILE)

Research crucial to future success...

International impact

Science Omega Review’s Lauren Smith explores the influence of the NIH’s Fogarty International Center, both in the US and abroad...

Zoonoses: a focus on Salmonella (PROFILE)

What are zoonoses?

Believing in the vision

IAPB Chief Executive Peter Ackland provides insight into ongoing projects aiming to address the problem of avoidable blindness...

Life Sciences

Life goals - an article from Alex Neil MSP

Alex Neil, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, champions the country’s achievements and ambitions in the field of life sciences...

An ever-evolving field

Past President of the Society for the Study of Evolution, highlights the rise in influence of evolutionary biology in a wide range of critical spheres...

The synthetic springboard

IASB Board Members Dr Hubert Bernauer and Markus Fischer provide insight into the scope and practical applications of synthetic biology...

Tackling biological questions (PROFILE)

Sustainable innovation in the synthetic and systems biology domain...

A tissue issue - an article from Professor Mark Chaplain

The University of Dundee’s Professor Mark Chaplain turns the spotlight on multiscale mathematical modelling of complex biomedical systems...

Getting to Know

Getting to know Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock tells Amy Caddick about her achievements...

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