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Read all of our latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni.
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Coastal landfills risk leaking long-banned toxic chemicals into the ocean Legacy pollutants are chemical contaminants that take a long time to break down in the environment and often still cause harm to humans and wildlife

15 July 2021 7 min read

Professor Alex Ford writes for The Conversation on how chemical contaminants that take a long time to break down and often still cause harm to humans and wildlife are at risk of leaking into the ocean

Image of landfill next to a body of water

Male fertility: how everyday chemicals are destroying sperm counts in humans and animals

30 April 2021 6 min read

Professor Alex Ford shares his research which found chemical pollutants in waste water have the potential to change marine animal and human physiology

Sample of ocean water showing pollutants

Here are 10 reasons why you should get vaccinated If you’re among those feeling hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine, Alessandro Siani explains why you should consider getting vaccinated

05 January 2021 6 min read

If you’re among those feeling hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine – or if you’re wondering why vaccines are considered one of humanity’s greatest achievements – here are 10 reasons why you should consider getting vaccinated.

Woman injecting elderly male patient with vaccine

Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling one of the biggest problems facing contemporary medicine The Next Generation of Antibiotics with Professor Anastasia Callaghan

25 November 2020 2 min read

A very real threat exists for human life unless solutions to antibiotic resistance can be found. Professor Anastasia Callaghan explains how tackling the problem.

Close up of scientist swabbing red petri dish. Life Solved logo in corner

Professor Alex Ford and his team's discovery of ‘zombie’ parasites in UK waters

19 November 2020 3 min read

Professor Alex Ford was studying the behaviour of animals in polluted waters when he noticed some strange behaviour and even unexpected changes in their sex. Read more.

Two jars containing sea creatures in murky water, life solved logo in corner

A Short Guide to Modern Necromancy Connecting our modern world to long lost populations in surprising ways

07 April 2020 Dr Garry Scarlett 5 min read

Over the past 35 years modern science has developed its own form of necromancy; the analysis of DNA recovered from bones of long dead people and animals.

Garry Scarlett - Heritage Hub

Thames Humpback whale killed by ship – the casualty of a global problem The threat of ship strike is truly a global issue, also affecting seals, dolphins, sharks and turtles in coastal and offshore areas around the world.

15 October 2019 5 min read

We need to manage our marine spaces to minimise mortality, so that the death of the Thames humpback remains an oddity rather than the norm, explains Dr Sarah Marley and James Robbins for The Conversation.

Whale in the sea

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