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Sanjana Kadur

Sanjana is doing her masters in biochemistry. She loves all things biology and truly believes that dogs make the world a better place. She enjoys playing basketball and spends most of her evenings on the court. Writing for Smore Science gives her the creative freedom to write about science in a fun and relatable way.

Diagram of the female reproductive system

Why Do We Get Our Period?

Getting your period is a natural part of growing up. This article explains the process and all the changes that your body goes through to prepare for it.

Table of Contents What is a period? A period is a process in which a female bleeds through their vagina. It is a part of the menstrual cycle. The first period is called menarche. A female gets their first period between the ages of 8 and 15. This is when they hit puberty. The period …

Why Do We Get Our Period?

Getting your period is a natural part of growing up. This article explains the process and all the changes that your body goes through to prepare for it.

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How Does Anaesthesia Work?

Anaesthesia is one of the most important discoveries in medicine and healthcare. How does it work?

Table of Contents What is anaesthesia? Anaesthesia is the use of medicines to prevent patients from feeling pain during surgeries and other medical procedures. The medicines used are known as anaesthetics. The earliest use of this method was by an Italian doctor, Theodoric of Lucca, who used opium and other plant chemicals to prevent pain …

How Does Anaesthesia Work?

Anaesthesia is one of the most important discoveries in medicine and healthcare. How does it work?

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A ribbon diagram of an enzyme

How Do Enzymes Work?

Table of Contents What are enzymes? Enzymes are protein molecules that are found in all living organisms. They are biological catalysts that increase the speed at which a reaction takes place by decreasing the activation energy. Enzyme names usually end with the suffix “-ase.” Enzymes are highly specific in their function. An enzyme can and …

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