Genetic Engineering Today and Possibilities for the Future

Genetic engineering is a very current and still developing area of science with huge potential. Genetic engineering has a wide scope of possible uses; it is already being used in everyday life. It has been theorised to be one of the most revolutionary strains of science, which will be be of great significance in actually …

A comparison between conventional radiotherapy and proton beam therapy

Conventional Radiotherapy Conventional radiation therapy utilizes high energy waves in order to kill cancer cells and prevent their division. The high energy waves used, are photons in the form of x-rays, that work through altering the DNA of our cells. This then leads to an inability of cell division. When we want to use radiotherapy, …

How nanoparticles could improve traditional chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a form of treating cancer using cancer cell killing drugs. It is usually given through injection but there are many alternative possibilities like swallowing pills. The way chemotherapy works is through destroying rapidly growing and dividing cells. Cancer cells belong to those targeted due to their high growing and dividing characteristics. The main …

A Discussion on Hydrogen and Photo-Catalytic Water-Splitting

A crucial discussion in our current times is the lack of sustainability in the energy sources we use, and the pollution that come hand in hand with them. It is an agreed consensus amongst scientists that unrenewable, carbon-based energy sources are both disappearing from our planet, and destroying it.  In the industrial world, many of …