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Parts of the primordial soup in which life arose have been maintained in our cells today according to scientists at the University of East Anglia. Research published today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals how cells in plants, yeast and very likely also in animals still perform ancient reactions…
A new study has shown that synthetic folic acid, the form taken in folic acid supplements we can buy over the counter, is not processed by the body in the same way as natural folates, the form found in green vegetables. This can lead to unprocessed folic acid circulating in the blood stream, with unknown potential health effects.
Four of the UK's most gifted students won medals in the 25th International Biology Olympiad, in Bali (25th IBO) this month. The UK team was Adam Heath (gold medal winner), Josh Dickerson (silver medal winner) Dia Ghose (silver medal winner), and Rebecca Peel (bronze medal winner).