Could Alzheimer’s disease be prevented with a vaccine?

A vaccine could be designed to cause the body’s own immune system to recognise and target the protein aggregates thought to underlie the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Such approaches have been developed but all failed in high profile clinical trials. Why have these promising approaches not yet been successful?

Increasing funding for grammar schools won’t help disadvantaged students

Private tutoring means pupils from high-income families are more likely to get into grammar schools than equally bright pupils from low-income families.

I,Science Issue 40 Artwork

Following on from the great feedback we received for using reader artwork in previous issues, our Pictures Editor, Taryn Kalish, reached out to our readers again for their artistic input for our Summer 2018 issue, Endings. Below, we look at each piece more closely. We would like to thank all of our contributors for these wonderful […]

I,Science Issue 39 Artwork

Following on from the great feedback we received for using reader artwork in previous issues, our Pictures Editor, Taryn Kalish, reached out to our readers again for their artistic input for our Spring 2018 issue, Design. Below, we look at each piece more closely. We would like to thank all of our contributors for these wonderful […]