Catalyst Volume 19 Issue 1

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:

Forensic Entomology

This article describes how insects are used to provide clues at crime scenes.

Lucie Green – Astronomer

This article presents the life and career of Lucie Green, an astronomer and broadcaster.

Fantastic Plastic

The many uses of polymers (plastics), both in everyday life and in advanced applications are the main subjects of this article.

Flying Weightless

The article explains what it means to say that an astronaut is 'weightless'.

Process Chemistry

This article looks at the work of process chemists who work in the pharmaceutical industry, devising methods of making new drugs.

Careers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Five young scientists describe their work in the pharmaceutical industry.

In the Mountains - Going Up?

The article explains how the human body is affected by low atmospheric pressure at high altitudes.

Natural Born Healers

The article describes some examples of drugs derived from natural substances. 

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Careers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

This Catalyst article describes the work of five young people who work in the pharmaceutical industry. The industry employs more than 70 000 people in the UK in a variety of roles including drug development and scientific research, manufacturing and making the medicines, IT, statistics, testing the drugs and...

In the Mountains - Going Up?

This Catalyst article describes how the human body is affected by low atmospheric pressure at high altitudes. The article looks at the dangers that await the unwary traveller and explains how, if people understand their bodies, they can avoid the worst problems of life at high altitudes.

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Natural Born Healers

A Catalyst article providing examples of some drugs derived from natural substances. Many drugs which are commonly used today are similar to naturally occurring compounds which have been used for centuries to treat illnesses. Chemists have identified and purified these substances. By determining their molecular...

Catalyst Volume 19 Issue 1: Full Magazine

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