Ask For Evidence

I don’t know about you but when I’m seeking advice on something, I’m looking for someone who is experienced and knowledgeable about the subject that I need help with.  The criteria for the type of person I turn to normally stops at that, however, the quality of the advice can be jeopardised based on whether … Continue reading

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HPV Detection

Molecular techniques are changing the face of diagnostics, from identifying secondary tumour origins and gene expression levels right through to pre-natal and pre-implantation genetic testing.  Such techniques provide a much deeper understanding of disease processes, particularly cancer, allowing accurate differential diagnosis, bespoke surveillance and treatment strategies and also identification of reliable prognostic indicators.  Gynaecological cytology, … Continue reading

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In The Shadow Of The Sun

The light of the Sun is the primary source of the free energy that potentiates life on Earth.  Solar energy is naturally harnessed by chlorophyll in the leaves of trees and plants; and together with water from the soil and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the process of photosynthesis propagates the release of oxygen.  As … Continue reading

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Oncogenesis: Moving up and down a NOTCH.

Oncogenesis is defined as the progression of cytological, genetic and cellular changes that ultimately lead to uncontrolled proliferation and malignant transformation.  In normal tissue, regulatory processes recognise when cells must undergo proliferation, differentiation, repair or death to eliminate renegade cells and prevent the threat of transformation.  Factors that disrupt this regulation contribute to oncogenesis but … Continue reading

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Life Without A Head.

If you’re not impressed enough with the fact that cockroaches could out-survive humans in a nuclear incident, why not try this one for size…. Cockroaches can survive up to one month without their head!! “Headstrong” (I thank you, I’m here all week!!) We, as humans, cannot imagine this is possible because we could not survive … Continue reading

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Will you get cancer?

Have you ever wondered how some people who smoke heavily all their lives never get lung cancer, yet someone who never smokes (except passively maybe) does? Firstly, we’ve all been saturated with food and drink advertisements that boast they contain this and that anti-oxidant, but what about the oxidant that we’re being told to be … Continue reading

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