Black mold The story behind it Science 

Black mold: The story behind it

Frequently associated with poor indoor air quality and water damage, Stachybotrys or black mold, is one of the most infamous forms of fungus that can be found in our homes or workplace. Although commonly referred to as a “toxic mold”, the United States’ Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dismisses that terminology as a major misconception. A high profile... Read More
The discovery of antibiotics Science 

The discovery of antibiotics

Few are the people who can raise their hand and say they haven’t used antibiotics at least once in their lives. The lifesaving drugs that transformed medicine and improved our quality of life has only been around for less than a century, and is considered to be one of the major breakthroughs in human history – one that came by... Read More
plastic bottles, chemicals bpa News Science 

Chemical found in plastic water bottles and food preparation linked to several health risks

Plastic bottles have been at the forefront of testing and quality control ever since it became known that certain containers had a tendency to leach chemicals into the water it was holding. Over the years several leading universities, including the University of Cincinnati (2008 ) and Harvard (2009) have published studies linking the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic... Read More
Stem cell research News Science 

Stem cell research: the debate continues to rage

The list of medical or scientific endeavours mired in controversy is fairly short, but stem cell research and related therapy are some of the most contentious issues in modern science. Simply, stem cell therapy involves the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition, a form of this type of treatment involves bone marrow transplant –... Read More
e-cigarette, cigarettes, smoking, vaping News Science 

Despite health uncertainties, e-cigarettes continue to surge in popularity

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are a handheld electronic smoking device meant to replicate the feeling of smoking a real cigarette. These e-cigarettes work by heating a liquid to generate an aerosol, or vapor, that the user inhales – which is why it is commonly referred to as ‘vaping’. The liquids used can have different flavors, and usually contain... Read More
human cloning News Science Technology 

Could medical push for human cloning change the tide of public opinion?

From a scientific stand point cloning happens every day, let it be through the replication of cells, plant propagation or certain types of asexual reproduction; however, it is human cloning that usually ignites a fierce debate. From both an ethical and moral standpoint, human cloning has always raised several issues regarding the reasons and motivations behind it. Whilst religion is... Read More

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