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Madeleine Oliver is a 5th year medical student, originally from London. Like many other medical students Madeleine volunteered to help out with the fight against COVID-19. She spoke to us about what it’s been like working on the frontline with doctors, nurses and patients at the hospital.
How does breathlessness make you feel?
Breathlessness can mean lots of different things to different people but it’s something we all experience. Whether it’s running for the bus or running a marathon we’ve all felt the sensation of being out of breath at one time or another.
Your brain the mathematician
Some readers may enjoy maths and others may hate it. But, regardless of your opinion on mathematics, neuroscience research suggests that everyone’s brain is a superb mathematician.
Breathing with your brain
Professor Kyle Pattinson from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences explains how brain scanning could help doctors to personalise treatment for people with chronic breathing disorders.
Breathing tips & techniques
Right place, right time: a closer look at DNA folding
Your body is made up of trillions of cells, all with the exact same DNA code to make you, you. But all our cells have different jobs – red blood cells deliver oxygen around the body, stomach cells break up your food and heart cells keep you going. So how can the same set of instructions lead to such different roles? And what impact do mistakes in these instructions have on human health? In this blog, Caz Harrold explains the science that underpins our Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition stand.