Archive for the ‘Viruses’ Category

The Low Down on Nerve Agents by Natasha Osborn Patel

Introduction to the Salisbury attack? Nerve agents have made many news headlines following the poisoning of Russian spy Sergei Skripal,66, and his 33-Year old daughter Yulia in Salisbury on the 4th March. Whilst there is no doubt this attack will have political implications for Russia’s relationship with the West there are still questions surrounding the […]

Smart Cells supports Rare Disease Day 2018 with social campaign

There are more than 6000 known rare diseases and over 30 million people living daily with them. 28th February marks Rare Disease Day 2018, a date that highlights awareness around these conditions and the need for more research into them. Private cord blood company, Smart Cells, has chosen to support Rare Disease Day this year […]

Australian flu from a UK perspective

Flu season this year has been especially bad with Strain H3N2 of Influenza A dubbed the ‘Aussie flu’ has been said to be taking over the UK. Last year it caused havoc in Australia with an estimated 29,000 admissions of confirmed influenza since April 2017. Figures from Public Health England show that so far this […]

The Diseases Around us are Still Evolving – Are we?

It seems like every few years, a new disease comes along and spreads like wildfire, leaving a trail of death and devastation in its wake. Are we getting worse at fighting off infections, or are they getting better at invading our bodies? A lot of the diseases that humans tend to catch regularly, like the […]

Ebola: The honest truth and the mythical lies

If you have picked up a newspaper, switched on your T.V. or listened to the radio in the last 3 months, it’s a pretty good bet that you’ve heard at least a whisper of Ebola. Outbreaks in West Africa have led to widespread panic of an impending global epidemic. Ebola is serious, so far; this […]