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Lincoln academic presents to politicians

Research by a University of Lincoln academic was chosen to appear in Parliament.  Dr Enrico Ferrari, a senior lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, presented his research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday, 18 March....

Combating mercury poisoning

A safe and cheap procedure to aid the reduction of harmful levels of toxic pesticides in museums’ plant specimens has been discovered. Historically, museums and other collectors applied pesticides to botanical materials to prevent insect and fungal damage, commonly using highly toxic compounds of mercury and arsenic. These poisons...