Biomedical science is taught in about 90 UK universities. It focuses on giving students experience in a lab whilst still providing background knowledge of the biology behind the inner workings of the human body. This includes learning in detail about the cause of human disease,
Gadolinium is a highly toxic metal that is currently a popular choice in healthcare for increasing the quality of images taken by MRI machines. Gadolinium-based contrast agents as they are known are often used for taking a better look at blood vessels and the brain.
Revision can be a mind-numbing and grueling task especially when time is of the essence and you have no time to spend reading articles and blogs (unlike this one obviously) that waffle about the usual revision techniques that you’ve heard a thousand times at school
The heart is arguably the most important organ of the body so what happens when we pump our system full of energy drinks? This article will outline 6 deadly side effects of energy drinks on the heart. Research has shown that there may be some
Side effects of antibiotics in babies are rarely discussed but just like other medications, antibiotics do have side effects on babies. Some side effects are mild while others are severe. In this article, we are going to focus on the 6 life-changing side effects of
Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin are common painkillers known to everyone with a tendency for headaches, back pains and other ailments. Studies have shown that the average Briton takes 373 painkillers a year. With so many people taking these drugs at a rate above what is considered safe, you have to query what is actually happening when you take painkillers even when you feel no pain.
In my biomedical sciences degree, in order to qualify onto my final year, I had to pass a competency test which was designed to test my ability to perform basic laboratory tasks in microbiology (bacteria stuff), biochemistry (chemical stuff), and pathology (looking at tissue under
Much is required of students at university. Keeping up with and internalizing lecture material, undergoing further reading to widen knowledge, attending scheduled sessions, and ensuring you remain sane in it all. The component of organized study that students seem to dread the most, and maybe
In todays society where technological advancements are made at speeds unlike any other point in history, the once highly revered profession could possibly become a thing of the past where doctors are made redundant to programmers and engineers. This will occur if the profession doesn’t
Xigris also known as Drotrecogin alfa (Activated) was a drug marketed by Eli Lilly (a drug company) and was used for the treatment of severe sepsis. activated protein C and sepsis were reported to go hand in hand (cure and disease respectively) however through other scientists