This week in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (link here), scientists reported that they had made a new type of molecule that soaks up glucose and could be used in the future as a more effective treatment for diabetes.
HIV is a disease that is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Like other viruses, it hijacks the machinery in our own bodies so that it can make copies of itself. HIV specifically targets our immune system, our body’s natural defence system. People with HIV can develop AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) which causes their immune […]
Cholera is a horrible disease caused by infection by a type of bacteria called Vibrio cholera. It causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting. Without any treatment people can die very quickly from dehydration. This is worst in undeveloped countries or cases of natural disaster, where water supplies can be dirty and the bacteria can spread easily. For example, […]