An interview with the 2012 Batchelor Prize winner – Detlef Lohse

The following is a Q&A held with Professor Detlef Lohse after he was presented with the 2012 Batchelor Prize at the International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2012 Q: What was it that attracted you to Fluid Mechanics research initially, and is it the same thing that motivates you now?


Where are parasites going next? Can we pre-empt and halt them with a mobile phone?

Infectious diseases, caused by parasitic organisms of one sort or another, are perpetually on the move, never more so than now in this era of global interconnectivity through rapid travel and extensive human interrelationships through trade and social interactions.


Cambridge University Press beats carbon reduction target

Cambridge University Press has reduced its carbon emissions by 15% over two years, achieving re-certification to the Carbon Trust standard for 2012 for its UK operations.


Peregrine Fund study shows that the ban on toxic veterinary drug diclofenac is effective in addressing Asian vulture crisis

The number of critically endangered Long-billed Vultures in Pakistan is beginning to recover, thanks to a ban on the use of diclofenac, a veterinary drug that is toxic to vultures, according to a new study by The Peregrine Fund.…


The Secret Diary of an Academic Journal Editor – Part 1

It’s an interesting fact that, although writing for work every day and editing papers all the time, when faced with a blog post about myself, I was initially a bit stumped!…


Common mental disorders, unemployment and psychosocial job quality: is a poor job better than no job at all?

Employment is usually associated with health benefits over unemployment, however, an article by a group of researchers from Australia and the UK has shown that having a job with poor psychosocial quality can be as bad for mental health as being unemployed.…


Diving into Aceh’s ocean of knowledge | Fauna & Flora International

The October 2012 issue of Oryx – The International Journal of Conservation, contains a collection of articles examining marine conservation in Aceh, Indonesia.…


Barriers to managing diabetes

The Booth et al. study of recently diagnosed patients with diabetes and the health professionals involved in their care highlighted barriers to lifestyle management in six main areas.…