Why‌ ‌we‌ ‌cannot‌ ‌live‌ ‌forever‌ ‌

By Nitara Wijayatilake  ‌  ‌ Growing‌ ‌old‌ ‌is‌ ‌inevitable.‌ ‌Although‌ ‌diet‌ ‌and‌ ‌lifestyle‌ ‌can‌ ‌impact‌ ‌a‌ ‌person’s‌ ‌longevity,‌ ‌the‌ ‌aging‌ ‌process‌ ‌must‌ ‌be‌ ‌considered‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌cellular‌ ‌level.‌ ‌DNA‌ ‌damage,‌ ‌stem‌ ‌cell‌ ‌degeneration‌ ‌and‌ ‌telomere‌ ‌shortening‌ ‌are‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌main‌ ‌contributors‌ ‌to‌ ‌aging.‌ ‌Some‌ ‌cold-blooded‌ ‌animals‌ ‌experience‌ ‌aging‌ ‌differently‌ ‌through‌ ‌negligible‌ ‌senescence‌ ‌and‌ ‌are‌Continue reading “Why‌ ‌we‌ ‌cannot‌ ‌live‌ ‌forever‌ ‌”

Monitoring of Foetal Movements

By Santiago Campo Women are recommended to monitor their baby’s kicks during their last trimester of pregnancy. Indeed, a baby’s quickening’s can give doctors substantial information concerning its health and development (Nowlan, 2015). The research group of Dr Nowlan at Imperial College London were able to find several correlations between foetal biomechanics and pre/post-natal conditions of the baby.Continue reading “Monitoring of Foetal Movements”

Preventative cancer screening: Prospects and implications

By Caitlin Davies In the UK, there are currently three cancer screening programmes; these are designed to check for any pre-cancerous abnormalities or early signs of developing cancer. Each programme screens for a particular type of cancer – and is targeted at age groups that are most prone to developing the disease: mammogram screenings forContinue reading “Preventative cancer screening: Prospects and implications”