It's something I had thought about for quite a while and was left in awe of when I pondered deep enough. We're all one tiny part of a huge, ever-expanding universe - one we have only discovered a very tiny portion of. A seemingly never-ending Russian doll - each part fitting perfectly in its place… Continue reading Life is Like a Russian Doll
When I started Life and Science, I did so with the intention of becoming a science writer and working on my writing skills. Both still stand, however, I initially thought I'd stick to academic writing after I graduated. To be honest, I didn't even know science communication was a thing, I just knew I wanted… Continue reading Take 2!
Happy new year! I think most of us can agree that we have mixed feelings about how 2017 went. Here are some of my biggest life lessons from the past year. I'd love to know yours so feel free to get in touch. I hope 2018 is an awesome and fulfilling year for us all.… Continue reading Lessons from 2017
I recently started watching Once Upon a Time and I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I got into it (I mean, it's full of happy endings and who doesn't love those?!) If you're not familiar with the plot, here's a quick summary: Emma Swan has been a lone-wolf her entire life until… Continue reading What is Self-Efficacy and Why is it Important?
How could bad dietary habits increase your risk of developing dementia? Good diet is vital for overall brain health. Dietary habits usually affect the brain through their effects on a person's cardiovascular conditions. The cardiovascular system is responsible for transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body and comprises the heart and circulatory system. So poor… Continue reading What is The Relationship Between Nutrition and Dementia? (Part 2)
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 What is The Relationship Between Nutrition and Dementia? (part 1)
"He causes to grow for you thereby the crops, olives, palm trees, grapevines, and from all the fruits. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who gives thought." [Qur'an 16:11] Abu Asid said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Eat the oil and use it on your hair and skin,… Continue reading Olives (Sunnah Food Series #3)
"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)
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?
"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)