The Dangers of Concussion

Concussion is a term that most of us know, but many do not fully understand. It happens when somebody experiences a severe head injury, and is very common in sports such as rugby and boxing. The Rugby World Cup last year has helped to raise awareness of concussion in Europe; it was something all players wanted…

Groundbreaking Treatment Harnesses Immune System to Treat Cancer

A potentially world-changing treatment for cancer has been discovered by scientists from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre. Oncologist Stanley Riddell has announced that his team has developed a therapy targeting the immune system may be able to cure over 90% of leukemia cases. The treatment involves genetically modifying T-Cells – immune cells which hunt down and destroy…

A Man-Friendly Guide to Periods

The period, the ‘time of the month’, the red scourge; whatever you choose to call it, menstruation affects us all. Yes, even men suffer through them. Of course you guys don’t actually suffer it first hand, but I think it’s safe to assume most of you have been the unfortunate recipient of a hormone-fuelled rant at one…

British Scientists First to Genetically Modify Embryos

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has made history this week by approving an application to begin gene-editing on human embryos. Dr Kathy Niakan, of the Francis Crick Institute in London, applied for approval in order to understand the processes behind unexplained miscarriages and infertility. Although similar research has been undertaken previously in China to correct a…

Robotic Arm Helps Paralysed Man to Feel Again

John Hopkins University may have created life-changing technology which can help paralysed people to feel again. In a press release from the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, it was explained that a 28 year old man who had been paralysed for over a decade following a spinal-cord injury was given the opportunity to test what is being…