Auteur: Sinaoife Andrews

Fungi & Humans

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A fungus is a eukaryotic organism that belongs to the kingdom Fungi. Fungi include yeasts, moulds, mildews and mushrooms. Recently, the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis has become a popular topic of discussion. This so-called “zombie fungus” infects and controls the behaviour of ants. The “zombie” ants carry out behaviours that aid in spreading the spores of […]Lire l’article

Understanding Tetralogy of Fallot

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Tetralogy of Fallot is a rare congenital disorder that affects the structure of the heart. It is most commonly diagnosed in babies and infants or even prenatally. It consists of a combination of four heart defects.Lire l’article

The Vertebral Column

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The vertebral column is made up of 33 individual bones stacked on top of each other. They form a curved bony structure along the length of the back. The vertebral column is important for the protection of the spinal cord that runs within the vertebrae. It is also involved in supporting and allowing movement of the body. Lire l’article

Porphyria the Real Life Vampire Disease

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When we think of vampire folklore we tend to be reminded of several qualities that signify that someone or something is a vampire. Aside from biting, vampires are also known for avoiding sunlight, hating garlic, and having long sharp fangs. However, did you know that there is a real-life disease that can explain some of these unnatural symptoms? Lire l’article

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