Nutritional Implications of Dementia (part 1)

This is going to be 3 part series about the nutritional implications of dementia. I'll first be giving a brief introduction to the disease and its pathology, then the following posts in the series will look into dietary habits that induce and prevent the development of it. According to Potocnik’s, (2013), article on Dementia in The… Continue reading Nutritional Implications of Dementia (part 1)

Date Fruit (Sunnah Food Series #2)

"The pains of labour drove her to the trunk of a date-palm... Do not grieve! Your Lord has placed a small stream at your feet. Shake the trunk of the palm towards you and fresh, ripe dates will drop down onto you. Eat and drink and delight your eyes…" [Qur'an 19:23-26] Research suggests that eating… Continue reading Date Fruit (Sunnah Food Series #2)

Do sports injuries have a genetic basis?

Tendons and ligaments are specialized fibrous tissues that connect bone to muscle and bone to bone respectively (Tozer and Duprez, 2005). They are made up of fibroblasts that produce large amounts of extracellular matrix, giving rise to dense hypocellular structures. During embryonic development, tendon and cartilage cells originate from mesodermal compartments, whereas details in the… Continue reading Do sports injuries have a genetic basis?

Honey (Sunnah Food Series #1)

"And the Lord inspired the bee, saying: "take your habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)". There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily… Continue reading Honey (Sunnah Food Series #1)

Sunnah Food Series

This post is an introduction to a short series I will be publishing alongside my usual essays and reviews. Sunnah refers to the practices, traditions and customs of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), all of which have been documented and compiled in a collection of reports known as the Hadith. Islam promotes a clean… Continue reading Sunnah Food Series

The Power of Introverts

I came across this great talk by Susan Cain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0KYU2j0TM4 I can personally relate. There always seems to be a constant demand for people to be outgoing, talkative, loud, have connections from all over the place, be ready to accept every invitation that comes our way... the list goes on. Which is all very well for… Continue reading The Power of Introverts

How Does Light Affect Sleep Cycles in Mammals?

Something a little different for this one. Here I have presented a systematic literature review about the relationship between light and sleep cycles. I know the layout is a little bit unorthodox as far as scientific research goes, but please bear with it. I'm hoping to do more of these so feedback/advice would be really appreciated.… Continue reading How Does Light Affect Sleep Cycles in Mammals?

CAR T-cell Therapy

  It's been a while... Mortality in cancer is typically determined by the metastatic nature of the disease i.e. the disease becomes more lethal as it spreads throughout the body, whereas the primary tumor can be treated by being surgically removed. For this reason, more than one method of treatment is usually required to treat… Continue reading CAR T-cell Therapy

“Pop-Culture”: An Insight Into Humour and Reward

An article I came across on New Scientist about the scary clown incidents inspired me to write this post. It got me thinking about how big of an influence the internet really is, especially with regards to what people choose to share and the trends that emerge - vines, pranks, challenges. I went over quite… Continue reading “Pop-Culture”: An Insight Into Humour and Reward