Could mitochondrial diseases be eradicated for good?

Mitochondria are organelles that exist in every cell in the body. They make adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is a source of energy needed for all biological processes. As well as this function, they contain genetic information (the nucleus of the cell also contains DNA). The genetic information is responsible for producing proteins, essential biological molecules.  … Continue reading Could mitochondrial diseases be eradicated for good?

Anti-cancer vaccines

Immunotherapy is a developing form of treatment for cancer and is becoming more effective as more clinical trials are undertaken. However, there are some drawbacks to these vaccines that need to be resolved in order to make immunotherapy an accepted treatment.  Photo Credit: Forbes There are two types of anti-cancer vaccines: preventative and therapeutic.  Preventative … Continue reading Anti-cancer vaccines

The effects of space on our body.

I have always been fascinated with space, but not in the physicist kind of way, more in the muggle stuck on earth kinda of way. It seems pretty magical to me that astronauts have made it to space. I myself would never aspire to BE said astronaut but I do want to know more about … Continue reading The effects of space on our body.

The COVID-19 Vaccine!

Some hope is being restored as clinical trails for the COVID-19 vaccine pass significant hurdles and milestones. Numerous companies and organisations have been developing  the infamous COVID-19 vaccine. Including University of Oxford, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, most of which are biotech companies.  The UK has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. As of a few days ago, the … Continue reading The COVID-19 Vaccine!

Medicine Exploration in Space

Scientists have started growing organs in space which could help thousands of people waiting for organ transplants and lead to other advancements in medicine. The methods currently used are not as effective as they could be because organs develop in the womb, a gravity-reduced environment. Whilst the Earth’s gravity is constantly pushing down on the … Continue reading Medicine Exploration in Space

Paternity in the animal kingdom

It was International Men’s Day a few days ago so some appreciation for males who dominate parental roles in the animal kingdom seems extremely relevant. Although, this is less of a core science topic, it breaches into the ecology sect of biology which has proven to be equally as important to our lives as other … Continue reading Paternity in the animal kingdom

Micellar Water

I did not know much about micellar water, just that people use it took clean their faces and remove makeup. Knowing that behind every cosmetic product there is a science, I researched the ingredients of micellar water.  Let’s take a look at the ingredients in Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water:  Water, Hexylene Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, … Continue reading Micellar Water

Synthetic Food? A sustainable alternative??

Synthetic Food could be the solution to famine and world hunger, however, some are dubious about the consequences of using synthetic food. Many already know that Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) production has damaged ecosystems and contributed to antibiotic-resistant bacteria (see my previous post on Superbugs). So why would synthetic food be any different? Before researching … Continue reading Synthetic Food? A sustainable alternative??

Superbugs: not the giant beetle but the powerful bacterium.

Superbugs are supervillains. They have become a huge threat to our society and the World Health Organisation estimates that they will become the global leading cause of death by 2050. Clearly this is a growing problem! ‘Superbugs’ is a colloquial term for bacterial cells that have developed resistance to antibiotics. They are becoming increasingly common … Continue reading Superbugs: not the giant beetle but the powerful bacterium.