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This is a very interesting article! It reminds me of Denham's free radial theory of aging; increased free radicals may also impede the differentiation of M2 macrophages, which could be why we tend to develop more prominent scarring when healing from wounds at an older age (compared to when we were children, where cuts on our knees seemingly heal up without a trace).

Health & Science

How diabetes exacerbates COVID-19 on a biological level.

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Diabetes is one of the top 10 leading causes of death worldwide, owing to its myriad complications. This chronic metabolic disease has become a cause for concern due to its rapid surge in prevalence over the past few decades. In 2019, its global prevalence is just shy of half a…

Health & Science

A glimpse at the scientific milestones of gut microbiome over the years and what you can do to improve your gut health in times of COVID-19.

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Coughing is one of the most typical respiratory symptoms of COVID-19. In fact, it is the most common presentation that warrants suspicion for a potential SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, when you suffer from a tummy ache, it is unlikely that “COVID-19” would be the first culprit on your mind, right?



Essentials for the digital era.

A rainy day in Shanghai. Taken en route to the British Consulate General Shanghai in 2019.

Having spent the past six years studying in Shanghai, China, I’ve come to realize how much my life has revolved around smartphone apps. Don’t get me wrong, I’m neither addicted nor dependent on them, it’s just that having them around has made my stay in China exceedingly convenient. …

Insights for MBBS aspirants

A post-graduation personal reflection.

Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Taken in Handan campus.

I remember my first day in university like it was yesterday: the thrill of being in a new country, the excitement of meeting my classmates for the very first time, laughing at the prison-like cafeteria trays (that have since become a daily staple), exploring Shanghai over the weekends and even…

Alice Halim

A Fudan University med grad sharing her journey in Shanghai and beyond. Since you’ve read all that, you might as well read on ;) Let’s connect on IG @alicehalim

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