‘How I got to medical school via A&E and the chicken shop’: We need more doctors like this

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-48991071 I recently read an inspiring article on BBC news about a man who completely turned his life around and became a doctor. He started off as a young boy with no aspirations, hanging around with the wrong group of people, seeing his friend getting stabbed. Then, through an unfortunate accident and visit to hospital […]

Growing placentas in the lab: Why is this so important?

Recently, scientists at Cambridge developed a method to grow mini placentas in the lab, but why should we care? Disorders in pregnancy is incredibly common worldwide, encompassing pre-eclampsia, stillbirth, and growth restriction babies (see below). In various labs all over the world, research is being undertaken to discover exactly why this happens, with the hope […]

Why don’t humans leak? How does your skin hold in bodily fluids?

From Medical Daily: https://www.medicaldaily.com/why-your-skin-doesnt-leak-all-your-blood-and-guts-406737  Scientists Have Figured Out Why Human Skin Doesn’t Leak BEC CREW 22 JAN 2018 Our skin might give us grief sometimes, but one thing we can always depend on it to do is not start indiscriminately leaking blood and sweat everywhere – despite the fact that we’re shedding roughly 500 million cells every 24 […]