Healthcare for the Ageing Generation

The world’s population is the oldest it has ever been. The number of people aged 60 or over has tripled since 1950 and is on course to reach 2.1 billion by 2050. An ageing population used to be a developed world phenomenon but better healthcare across the globe, and a decreasing birth-rate, means that it’s […]


Redefining ‘Human’ with the Future of Bionics

In 2003, scientist Ray Kurzweil first tested a computer chip designed to replace the hippocampus, the area of the brain often damaged due to disorders such as Alzheimer’s and other degenerative brain diseases. In 2015, Ray Flynn received the first bionic eye transplant and in 2013 the first entirely bionic human (named Frank), with fully […]

By Joanna | Health . Science

How well do you know your brain?

As you’re sat reading this, over a billion brain cells are ready to act on your every need and whim.  The average human brain weighs about 3 pounds, which is more than the weight of all of your skin put together.  Brains are made up of around 75% water and contain over 100,000 miles of […]

By Joanna | Medical Education

Loading… The Human Conscience

It sounds like the plot of a science fiction movie; a maverick scientific genius finds a way to save his brain and is able to live forever. Recent advances in technology mean that the idea of “uploading” the parts of a human brain which determine our personality and contain our memories might not be quite […]

By Joanna | Medical Education

Parkinson’s Disease – Treatment & Research

Developments into Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a complex condition with, at present, no cure.  It is estimated to affect as many as one million Americans and 7 to 10 million people worldwide. A key problem with PD is that so many cases go undetected. Whilst 60,000 Americans are diagnosed every year, many thousands […]

By Joanna | Medical Education