Sex lowers cancer risk

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Canadian scientists have found from the surveys of over 3200 men, that men who had sex with more than twenty women—in comparison to just one over their lifetime– had a 28% lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Furthermore, those who said they’d never had sex before, were twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate […]

The Death Virus: An Overview

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The Ebola virus, or ‘Death Virus’ is a major concern due to the recent outbreak across West Africa, in countries such as Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. The disease is now at an international scale, with precautions even being taken to prepare in the UK. So, what is Ebola and how is it so deadly? […]

The Extracellular Matrix

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The Extracellular Matrix (ECM) is the fluid, containing tissue and extracellular molecules, that surrounds cells in inter-cellular spaces. Once thought merely to serve the purpose of supporting tissues and acting as scaffolding in the human body, the ECM has recently made a promising appearance in regenerative medicine. It is important to note that there are many types of ECM, and the ECM is contained in most living organisms. This fundamental substance is secreted by specialised cells in the body called fibroblasts, and certain types of ECM are secreted by particular fibroblasts, e.g. chondroblasts secrete cartilage ECM and osteoblasts secrete bone ECM.