Julia Riopelle

SciTech Editor

ARTICLES BY Julia Riopelle

Earth’s lungs are shrinking, as humans keep interfering with the Amazon’s ability to regrow

The Amazonian rainforest is vital to mitigating the impacts of climate change. However, a newly published paper has found that, due to ongoing human disturbances, deforested areas of the world’s largest rainforest are not recovering at a fast-enough rate.
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Bristolian children of Black, Asian and ethnic minorities needed for new study on how immune systems respond to COVID-19

Are you between the ages 0 to 19, or do you have a younger sibling or child in this age range? Do you live in the Bristol area? Bristol Children’s Vaccine Centre is looking for volunteers for a study seeing how well vaccines are working for children across the UK.
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Increased noise pollution is deafening marine life

Since the Industrial Revolution, our oceans have become noisier and noisier. To us, sound underwater may seem much quieter and muffled, though it has become deafening and disorientating to marine inhabitants.
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ICU COVID-19 mortality rates are dropping, but not fast enough

A meta-analysis of 52 published studies has found that Intensive Care Units (ICU) mortality rates due to COVID-19 have significantly decreased since the start of the pandemic, though improvements are now beginning to plateau.
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All you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

Currently, 15,576107 people have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in UK. You or a family member may be invited to get one soon! Here is all you need to know about the three approved COVID-19 vaccines before getting vaccinated.
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£10 million invested to guide the UK into a greener future

Transitioning into a green economy requires both public and private investment. UK Research and Innovation is investing £10 million into green finance, in hopes to assist UK businesses to put environmental health at the forefront of their business models.
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Arctic meteorological event is expected to plummet temperatures and bring heavy snowfall across Europe

On the 5th of January 2021, a major sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) event occurred above Siberia. Using novel tracking methods and computed meteorological models, researchers were able to predict the timing of event.
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Genetically modified viruses could be the key to treating chronic kidney diseases

Research conducted by University of Bristol researchers has paved the way for a new treatment approach towards chronic kidney disease.
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