The Micro beings that cause Havoc The Wuhan Outbreak Let's talk about the living things we cannot see but can bring a turmoil in our lives. Yes, I am talking about microorganisms like bacteria, viruses and parasites. The current situation in the world is a little scary because of the new coronavirus outbreak. This virus … Continue reading The Wuhan Outbreak: An Explanation
This is a scientific article that I had written for one of my reports in my undergraduate years. I thought of sharing it here for the people with a scientific and medical background. INTRODUCTION A tumor is an abnormal proliferation of any cells in any part of the body. It can be benign or malignant … Continue reading Malignant Melanoma – A Review
First of all, its been a long time since I have posted anything. I was very busy with my first semester so could not write anything. We are going to talk about how vaccines work! For that, we need to know what vaccines are first of all. Vaccines are actually a way of introducing an … Continue reading Antibodies and vaccines
This one is specially for my nani! The immune system has a lot of cells, molecules and signals involved. Let's explore the cells and their functions briefly. So, we can mainly divide the immune system responses into two different categories: Innate immunity Adaptive immunity As the name suggests, the innate immunity is the kind of … Continue reading Our body’s soldiers
This is a special request from my mom. I hope you like it! Today, we are going to talk about Leukaemia or more commonly known as blood cancer. This is a pretty dense topic so I will try my best to cover the main aspects of it. Why is this type of cancer called "Leukaemia"? … Continue reading Blood Cells Breaking Rules
Dinosaurs! Well, they do not really exist now. They existed and spread fear millions of years ago; 66 million years ago to be precise. If I talk about dinosaurs, many people wouldn't bother, except kids because they are excited about everything they don't know. Sometimes I feel like adults are lame. Anyway..back to the topic. … Continue reading Can We Re-create Dinosaurs?
Introduction Our body requires ATP, which is generated by reducing O2 to H2O through oxidative phosphorylation(OxPhos) in mitochondria (Jarmuszkiewicz, et al., 2015). During this process, a group of reactive metabolites including free radicals(FR)(e.g. O2●-, OH●) and non-radicals(e.g. H2O2) are generated. They are grouped as reactive oxygen species(ROS) (Rao, et al., 2011). FR are groups of atoms orbited … Continue reading Role of Oxidative Stress in Parkinson’s Disease
We have attributed colours to every emotion or feeling. How about feeling cold? We have attributed blue colour to cold. There are a few people out there who actually turn blue in response to cold. Well not exactly like the smurfs but mainly their extremities like feet, toe nails, hand nails, and palms or sometimes … Continue reading Blue in cold
Most of us know that smoking is harmful to our lungs. Have you ever thought of how inhaling smoke particles over a long period of time will damage our lungs? Or even wondered why heavy smokers had difficulty in breathing when they get flu. In Emphysema, one of the respiratory diseases found in smokers, the … Continue reading When Smoke gets into Your Lungs….
Immune system can recognize and eliminate abnormal cells including tumour cells through a property called Immunosurveillance. This property is often suppressed by tumour cells to enhance their survival rate. Considering this property and adverse side effects of current anticancer therapies, scientists came up with a novel treatment called immunotherapy. Since only few immunotherapies have been … Continue reading Use of Microbes in Cancer Treatment
First of all, I would like to apologise for the sudden disappearance. I have been busy settling down in another country (Australia) for my masters course. I will try and make it up to you all! Thank you for still reading my blogs! So, fever, what is it? It is generally something people want to … Continue reading Fever: Friend or Enemy?