Welcome to issue 38 of


The exciting science journal for young people aged 14-19 and their educators. Covering scientific research and industrial developments, real life STEM stories, career journeys, STEM expeditions and adventure.

Catalyst Magazine brings STEM subjects to life, showcasing real world topics, issues, and solutions. Written by academics, scientists, engineers, and educators. Published three times a year and accompanied by learning notes filled with activities and ideas to support curricular learning and encourage research and informed debate.

Welcome to another exciting edition of Catalyst. This issue explores how light affects our brain and how cancer is treated using technological innovation. We reflect on the harsh realities of organ failure and take a look at the secret world of mitochondria. Additive manufacturing is laid bare one layer at a time and we investigate futuristic cybernetic prosthesis. Join us as we chat with young engineers as they introduce us to their vital roles at Just Eat and RWDI.

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We have created learning notes to assist students and educators to further investigate some of the topics covered in this issue.

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