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GCSE Science Live! 2017

Earlier in the term, Year 10 had the honour of hearing a series of lectures, given by some of the world's most distinguished Scientists, and experts in their respective fields. Below are a selection of images from the event.

Ulcerative Colitis: A case Study, with Mr South

Mr South's talk on his personal experience with Ulcerative Colitis was very interesting and we learnt a lot about the medical condition. It is a long-Term condition where the colon and rectum become inflamed. The colon is the large intestine and the rectum is the end of the bowel. We learnt that small ulcers can develop on the colon's lining, and can bleed and produce pus. Ulcerative Colitis affects women just as much as men and it can develop at any age. However, it's mostly diagnosed in people from 15 to 25 years old. Doctors normally use medication (steroids) to treat Ulcerative Colitis, but if the medication is not effective then surgery is performed and we were shown diagrams of the sur

Dr Ridsdill Smith provides an insightful look into diabetes & its' complications

On the 27th January, we were lucky enough to attend a talk with Dr. Phil Ridsdill Smith, a partner at the Haslemere Health Centre. He came to speak about Types 1 and diabetes and its’ complications. Some examples could include, hyperglycaemia which is when the large gland behind the stomach (pancreas) can't respond properly to the insulin that is being produced. The diabetic's glucose levels would then become high. Unlike type 1, type 2 is the resistance to insulin more than the fact that it is not produced. Some of the contributing factors to type 2 are weight gain and inactivity, however, this does not mean that you need to be obese to have type 2. Along with this, you get complications su

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