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Invasion confirmed. Water lettuce and water hyacinth overwintering in Pennsylvania.

Last September, two invasive aquatic plants, water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) and water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), were discovered in the Lehigh Canal in Bethlehem PA.   274 more words

Nature

Pre AAIC Conference…Part 1

So following on from yesterdays blog, Friday saw me as the first speaker at the pre AAIC conference (Alzheimers Association International Conference).

I’d done a reccie of the venue the evening before so I knew where I was heading and had it logged into my walking app as well, just in case……… 863 more words

Research

A matter of urgency

It’s one of those things we hardly talk about. If we have to, at the doctor’s for instance, it is with an awkward feeling. But our faeces and everything that goes with it are very important. 1,204 more words

RESEARCH

Involving the public and patients in research....

First blog for a while as I’ve had a tricky week or so🙄

Anyway, last Thursday saw me heading down to London for an overnight stay in preparation for speaking at the pre AAIC conference (Alzheimers Association International Conference). 442 more words

Research

26 things I learnt in India

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The last two weeks have been a chai-fuelled research marathon across India, watching almost fifty hours of focus groups. Taking in Mumbai, Indore, and Lucknow, it was an exhausting, inspiring and enlightening journey. 569 more words

Culture

#DayofScience

Apparently Thursday was #DayofScience. To celebrate I thought I’d share a couple typical if my typical ‘days of science’.

Experiment day:

July 13th was actually a specimen scan day so the schedule is *quite* fresh in my mind as I write this. 745 more words

I tried that and it didn’t work . . .

Education has a reputation for being subject to fads, where new ideas are adopted and then dropped. It seems to me that this is not so much because teachers are lazy, but because we are so enthusiastic, and always eager for new ways to help our students. 655 more words

School-wide Literacy