Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

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I’ve never really liked reading Jane Austen novels (I know, controversial statement from a self confessed bibliophile). Now don’t get me wrong, I love watching Austen film/TV adaptations (Colin Firth as Mr Darcy…umm yes please!), but for some reason I’m not a big fan of reading them. Northanger Abbey, on the other hand, pleasantly surprised me and I absolutely adored it.  Continue reading

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Bacteria Busting Bandages

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The field of medicine is developing all the time in huge leaps and bounds; it never fails to amaze me. A couple of months ago a new type of bandage was developed that would significantly improve the healing of wounds. This bandage, which is being developed at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, is made out of a nanofibre mesh that attracts bacteria. The hope is that this bandage will draw the bacteria out of the wound itself, thus enabling the wound to heal much faster.  Continue reading