The Insulin Accessibility Gap and Why Generic Insulin Struggles to Close It

By Chloe Teng The turning point of humanity against the chronic disease of diabetes has long been hailed to be the spring of 1921. When Frederick G. Banting, along with the help of Charles Best and J.B. Collip, utilised extracts from the pancreas to decrease hyperglycaemia and glycosuria in diabetic dog models, insulin was discoveredContinue reading “The Insulin Accessibility Gap and Why Generic Insulin Struggles to Close It”

Preventing Cancer Metastasis: Past, Present, Future

By Sarah Choi Cancer is a disease that touches and affects many people and their loved ones. The National Cancer Institute estimates that nearly 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and in 2020 alone, around 16,850 individuals aged 0 to 19 will receive a cancer diagnosis. Furthermore, ofContinue reading “Preventing Cancer Metastasis: Past, Present, Future”

Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for chronic lymphoid leukaemia

By Luciano Marinelli Leukaemia is a type of blood cancer that starts in the bone marrow and leads to an excessive production of white blood cells, mostly caused by genetic mutations in developing blood cells ( It is characterized by immature white blood cells being present in the blood, which results in an increased rateContinue reading “Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for chronic lymphoid leukaemia”

Debunking the “Male Menopause”

By Anna Huang Since the average life expectancy of a typical male has increased in the past few decades, aging related health problems have garnered interest in the medical community (Nandy et al., 2008). A variety of hormonal changes occur in the bodies of aging men, including dropping plasma androgen levels. This androgen decline inContinue reading “Debunking the “Male Menopause””

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”