It will be difficult – but not impossible – to detect the chemical breakdown products of any nerve agents that may have been used in the Damascus attack, but access to the victims could be critical in proving the illicit use of chemical weapons.
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Saturday 21 June 2008
It has been a frustrating end to the week for the round-Britain quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister. After departing in ideal conditions from Dover Harbour on Monday, the weather and a last-minute technical hitch have conspired to leave her behind schedule on her extraordinary 12-week voyage.
Friday 23 May 2008
First published in 2004, Appignanesi's novel unpicks the mechanics of memory, and in particular, the biochemical makeup of American neuroscientist, Herr Dr Bruno Lind. At a conference in Vienna, Lind suffers a minor fall and finds himself contemplating his European childhood – one interrupted by the Anschluss and the disappearance of his father. Later he travels to Krakow with Irena Davies, a journalist who is losing her mother to Alzheimer's.The implications of memory loss – personal and collective – are deftly fused in a novel about the interplay between science and the soul.
Friday 25 April 2008
Twenty thousand pilgrims queued for hours for a glimpse of the body of St Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio, with a mask ordered from the company that supplies Madame Tussauds covering the skull.
Thursday 31 January 2008
Few can have contributed so much to the development and maturity of academic dentistry as Neil Jenkins, the first Professor of Oral Physiology in the UK. His academic legacy is unsurpassed, if viewed in terms of the body of work from his own laboratories at Newcastle University, summed with that of the "Jenkins family" of former graduate students and colleagues.
Saturday 19 January 2008
Howard Dalton, microbiologist: born New Malden, Surrey 8 February 1944; staff, Warwick University 1973-2008, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences 1983-2008; FRS 1993; Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2002-07; Kt 2007; married 1971 Kira Rozdestvensky (one son, one daughter, two stepsons); died Leamington Spa, Warwickshire 12 January 2008.
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