Just quickly - didn’t feel I could post fluff like this without a ‘proper’ post before it. Thanks to all the new followers over the last couple of days, We’re now over double of what I was hoping to writing for when I set this up (not going to say numbers, in true tumblr terms it’s pitifully small). But thanks again, and if anyone wants a particular subject in a new...
Snake Bites - Using poison to cure. (Post 2 of 2)
Venomous snakes are present in every part of the world, with hundreds of different proteins in each venom, with the sole purpose of immobilising and/or killing prey. I know what you’re thinking here: ‘God! What an amazing source of new drugs for heart disease!’ No? You aren’t? The rest of us all were, honest… Why can we use venoms to cure rather than kill? It’s because of how they alter our...
Doesn't get more global health than this... →
On the cambodian-thai border lies the Preah Vihear temple; a place of current conflict and also where we’re seeing drug resistance to malaria start to appear. Thanks to the combo, we may see more and more cases of Malaria where even our newest drugs cannot cure it…
BIOBABE.: White blood cells, helping create... →
biotech: Information found: Here. People always say to wear sunscreen because the UV rays could cause damage to your skin cells that could potentially cause cancer. Most recently a singular type of skin cancer has been on the rise, Cutaneous Melanoma. A type of cancer that is difficult to treat and… The biggest news is this bit However, this interferon lets the tumors grow because...
It [Female Genital Mutilation] is torture. It is inhuman. It is degrading...– Ms Berhane Ras-Work, director of the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children. Article Source
Over 100 million girls and women worldwide have... →
(This is far more global health than it is tropical medicine stuff, but still…) This is NOT something you can chalk up to ‘cultural differences’. Maybe I’m being too much of an imperialist westerner but still, it’s assault in my mind. The custom comprises a range of procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitals or other injury to the...
TIL, Neil Gaiman created anti HIV comics.
That’s right, Safe sex advice from Death (from Sandman) and John Constantine… Nice to see Constantine get embarrassed about something though (the good old, condoms on bananas demo) http://io9.com/#!5750398/neil-gaimans-1994-safe-sex-psa-starring-death-from-sandman-and-john-constantine/gallery/1