As many of you know from my holiday snaps, I was lucky enough to have a much needed break from my studies to Thailand for a few weeks in October. We did many amazing things whilst we were there, but our visit to Elephant Valley Thailand (EVT) in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand, was a dream come true. Prior to our visit, I contacted EVT to ask if they would mind me writing a blog about their work, and they gave us a discount for our visit in return, so I want to emphasise that before writing.
Shorter days, crisp sunny mornings, cosy jumpers, hot chocolates and pumpkin spice, all signs that Autumn is back. Personally, it’s my favourite time of year. I’m a sucker for a jumper and an early night with a cup of tea, but it’s the colours that come with Autumn months which always give me that warm feeling. The red’s, orange’s and yellow’s that accompany the crunch of fallen leaves are very satisfying, and Instagram worthy. However, what is it that causes the colour changes we see and why do plants lose their leaves?
I’m travelling for a few weeks so Dr Martin Cooke, who previously wrote an article about the history of human mess, has kindly agreed to write another guest article; thank you Martin.
Drug design of the future. Could the next generation of medicines be designed on the computer using the laws of quantum mechanics?
For years caesarean sections have provided a safe way to deliver new babies, and in many cases, they save both their and their mother's lives. However, elective c-sections are on the rise and studies are now trying to work out what effect they have on a child's health long-term. Caesarean sections (or c-sections) are the …
Today, most cancer drugs have been designed to target a specific cancer type or generally cells which are replicating too fast, leading to many unwanted side effects. However, cancer therapies could be changing.
Inspired by a series of glorious products from the wonderful Heidi of ScienceOnAPostcard, this week's article is about easily one of the most important discoveries for medicine: vaccinations. With a huge rise in reports of diseases which can be protected against using vaccinations, it's time to talk about how important they are and explain how they work their magic.
According to the Vision Council in America, ~74% of adults need an aid to correct their vision, with 64% wearing glasses. I've worn glasses since I was 3 and so much has changed in the last 20 years or so. I thought it was time to delve a bit deeper into the world of spectacular spectacles, and what research doing for the future of vision.
We are humans. No matter our gender, race or ability, we are human. We are all made from the same cell types and the same huge DNA blueprint. However, we each express or suppress genes differently creating the diverse world we have today. So why don't pharmaceuticals represent this?