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

Why Do We Dream?

John Lennon famously said “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one" – and he was right. Whilst researchers are still debating what the function of dreaming actually is, the scientific community agree, almost unanimously, that we all dream. We also know that our dreams are most abundant during the REM […]

By Joanna | Wellness

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

Formaldehyde as a Carcinogen – How Do We Protect Medical Students?

Formaldehyde has long been used as an effective preservative on cadavers, either by undertakers as part of the embalming process, or by hospitals or universities which need to preserve whole bodies or organs for lengthy periods of time, as the chemicals delay the natural process of decay. As well as being used for preserving organisms, […]

By Joanna | Medical Education . Science

Multiple Sclerosis – Raising Awareness Through Education

The neurological disorder, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects hundreds of thousands of people in the US and over 2.5 million people worldwide.  This debilitating disorder has no cure, yet through lifestyle choices, education and patient care the quality of the life of someone with MS can be greatly improved. With professional help and understanding from those […]

By Joanna | Medical Education

The Happiness Blanket – Reading Brainwaves not Thoughts

What if you could actually see what your customers were feeling.  That was the idea behind the recent partnership between British Airways and neurofeedback technology companies MyndPlay and NeuroSky. British Airways recently tested out a headset that, coupled to specially designed blanket with fibre optics woven into it, would be able to sense the passengers […]

By Joanna | Anatomy . Biology . Science

Best Halloween Recipes & Gifts

Halloween is just around the corner, are you ready? ..No?  Well, allow us to give you a helping hand with great gift & 'spooktacular' recipes to make your Halloween the scariest & best ever!

By Joanna | Education