The effect of antibacterials on

13 March, 2018

Your skin has its own little ecosystem, with over a thousand species of bacteria taking up prime skin real estate. Each square centimeter of your skin contains about a million microbes. When you apply antibacterials, like soap or sanitiser, you kill many of them. Some come back quickly, while others disappear forever. What common microbe […]


A cheap drug may help

6 September, 2017
A new drug in clinical trials is showing promise in treating keloid scar formation. The drug is currently available in some countries as a treatment for high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms and chest pain, because it widens blood vessels. The drug is incredibly cheap, which works in its favour, though its efficacy as a [...]