Anatomy April 2 – Skin

Anatomy April The skin is the largest organ in our body, it not only protects us from invading pathogens (Viruses, bacteria, etc.) but in changes in temperature and ultraviolet radiation. It maintains the balance of fluids of your body through sweating and synthesizes vitamin D from the sun. It also accounts for about 3-5kg of … Continue reading Anatomy April 2 – Skin

Advertisements

Anatomy April 1 – Human Tissue

Anatomy April Every cell in your body has a special specialisation that is related to maintaining homeostasis. When groups of cells with the same specialisation or function come together they form a tissue. In other words, the type of cells defines the type of tissue. There are four main types of tissue in the human … Continue reading Anatomy April 1 – Human Tissue

US$ 3.2 Million Grant will Help Fund Malaria Vaccine

The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund has awarded the University of Florida and partners in the United States and Japan $3.2 million to advance a promising vaccine to prevent transmission of malaria. The vaccine will be a Transmission Blocking Vaccine (TBV) and will break the cycle of disease transmission. Malaria is a possibly life-threatening disease … Continue reading US$ 3.2 Million Grant will Help Fund Malaria Vaccine

Anatomy April Begins

View The Project Anatomy April will be a month to focus on specific systems, functions and parts of the body. But before we begin this adventure into our bodies, we need to understand some key concepts about biology (and some chemistry).

World First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhoea

An un-named English man has contracted a new strain of the STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Gonorrhoea which has shown resistance to two last-resort antibiotics; Ceftriazone and Azithromycin. The man is suspected to have contracted the STI from a woman during his travels to south-east Asia in the early months of the year. The antibiotics he was … Continue reading World First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhoea

Prisons and the Opioid Epidemic

The US prison system is not adequately providing inmates with treatments for opioid and other drug addictions on a widespread level. The US prison system is one of the most extensive prison systems in the world, with the US leading the world with the most adults in prison (750 per 100 000 adults). In addition, … Continue reading Prisons and the Opioid Epidemic