Caffeine is an alkaloid which occurs naturally in about sixty different plant species.  The most common of these include cocoa beans, kola nuts, some tea leaves and coffee beans.  Also, […]
Diet and Disease – Diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic disease in which a person has high levels of blood glucose due to impairment of insulin (a hormone) production or response. When we take in food, it is […]
The biochemistry of love
Have you ever heard of the expression “I think I’m in love” or “I love you”? You probably might have indulged these words yourself right? This expression is used on the regular […]
Effects of alcohol on the brain
Consumable alcohol is referred to as ethanol or ethyl alcohol. Ethanol is the only alcohol found in beverages and is produced by the fermentation of fruits and grains by yeasts and some […]
Criminal investigation and forensic science
Forensic science can simply be described as using scientific techniques to answer the investigative questions: what?, who?, when?, where?, how?, why?
Psychological theories about why people help others
Author: Appiah Poku Yankyera (Health Psychology, MSc.) Founder, Life Developers Movement, Ghana. Literally, to help means to make it easier or possible for others to do something that they cannot do alone by providing […]
Advice on how to write and publish a scientific paper
This short article will briefly discuss the importance of publishing your research work as a graduate and also provide a simple but detailed checklist/guide on how to write and publish your research work.
Control of drugs of abuse – Science vs Law
The control of drugs of abuse has become a bottleneck across the entire globe. This stems from the problems associated with the production of these drugs, their trafficking and then to the final consumption which produces its end effect on the user.
Do orthopaedic patients need mental health support embedded in their treatment plan?
Orthopaedic problems can generally be classified as those issues pertaining to the disorders of or injuries to musculoskeletal system which comprise the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. This complex system […]
History of Forensic Science in Ghana-Overview
Forensic science is a developing field in Ghana and major advancements have occurred recently.