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How can plants change the world?

By Dr Joseph Buhagiar FSB, lecturer at the University of Malta. He received the first overseas award of the Royal Society of Biology’s Regional Grant Scheme.  It all started with an email from David Urry on 6th January pertaining to … Continue reading

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UK set to celebrate Fascination of Plants Day 2015

Preparations are now well on their way for the third international Fascination of Plants Day. Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) was launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) to encourage people around the world to celebrate … Continue reading

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Could cannabis-derived medicine help Type II diabetes sufferers?

By Rebecca Nesbit Scientists at the UK’s only legal cannabis production facility are researching ways to use highly standardised extracts from the plant to tackle metabolic syndrome, and are studying how such products could potentially treat conditions as diverse as … Continue reading

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