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The Poison Chronicles: Cyanide -Cassava's Built in Pesticide

Guest Post by Laura Cooper

I remember hearing as a small child the rumour that swallowing a single apple seed would kill you. Whilst I later learnt that this was false, it is true that the cyanide in apple seeds means that theoretically, chewing a large number could cause poisoning. 608 more words

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Please join us to celebrate the launch of the AHRC-funded project the Lexis of Cloth and Clothing: Medieval Royal Wardrobe Accounts based at the University of Westminster, Durham University and The National Archives. 124 more words

Early signs show legal high ban is pushing sales from the high street to street dealers

By Paul Gray, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Manchester Metropolitan University and Robert Ralph,Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Manchester Metropolitan University

In the first six months after a new law banned the sale and production of psychoactive substances in Britain, over… 815 more words


Southern Voices at the symposium: A Silk Road of Knowledge?

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Did you know that once the historic centre of Salford boasted one end of the longest railway platform in the world? Were you aware that we could all have been sauntering along an elevated walkway stretching from the University of Manchester right down Oxford Road to the heart of the city? 696 more words

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'Age-friendly' film spotlights elderly in Whalley Range

Elderly residents from Whalley Range have been featured in a film about how ‘age friendly’ cities are.

A study by the University of Manchester found – perhaps not surprisingly – that elderly people with close community contact feel most at east living in cities. 237 more words


contemporary photography - ferns 2

Hi I’m Megan Jones current student, I previously posted about a project where I was granted access to photograph a section of the extensive herbarium collection at the museum. 216 more words


Pets offer valuable support for owners with mental health problems

The body of research studying the value of pets in supporting mental health continues to grow.  A research team based at the University of Manchester published its results before Christmas, a study that involved 54 participants. 55 more words