Sam Smellie

Sam is currently a medical student at the University of East Anglia and has a BSc in Biomedical Science from King's College London. During her previous degree she developed an interest in Immunology and Immunotherapy, which she hopes to one day apply in practice. She is also passionate about understanding the many facets of healthcare and health disparity.

Immunometabolism – How we fuel the fight against disease

Have you ever wondered why we lose our appetite and feel so tired when we’re fighting off a cold or flu? It may seem as though this distinctive fatigue and disinterest in food is just a side-effect of illness. In reality, these changes in behaviour, termed sickness-behaviours, have evolved to aid our survival when facing […]

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The highly anticipated vaccine technology debuting in COVID-19

The highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccines have recently arrived, already being administered to millions around the world in record time. Although the newly approved COVID-19 vaccines were seemingly developed in a matter of months, the science behind has been in the works for decades. The mRNA vaccine differs from traditional vaccines in a number of ways […]

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