The Wright Society – Journal

The Wright Society – Journal

Welcome to the journal of the Wright Society. Here you will find topics and research explained and explored by our Sixth Form medic, vet and dentistry students. 

If you would like to contribute, please contact Mr Quinton via email. 

By Niambh Burke

The spine is made from 24 vertebrae which are all connected through ligaments, normally the spine will arch inwards at the cervical spine (neck) and  at the lumbar spine (lower back) causing a natural curve. This arching allows the spine to absorb shocks of walking and jumping as well as holding the head in the correct position. To further absorb the shock of walking and jumping each vertebrae have a disc between them which allow the spine to be flexible and absorb movement.  However for a variety of reasons the spinal curve can be altered with new… read more here: Scoliosis_Niambh_Burke


Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose or sugar levels are too high. As everyone knows insulin is the hormone that helps glucose to get into cells to give them energy, thus diabetes also means that your body does not produce or use insulin properly.

What causes different types of diabetes?

Diabetes can be classified as three different types: prediabetes, type-1 diabetes, type-2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. There are also a number of risk factors, including weight, age, family history, pregnancy, smoking and alcohol. Prediabetes means that your blood sugar level more here: Diabetes_


Named by Hippocrates with the meaning of the organic decomposition in 400 BC, sepsis has been long deemed as a life-threatening disease that till now remains to be incurable, with approximately a third of sepsis victims die from this condition and the major cause of death in the Intensive care units (ICU). Under infection, patients that suffer from sepsis may have an unstable immune response, and the excessive amount of chemicals, like cytokines, that triggers a large scale inflammation in the body, damaging more here: Sepsis – Venus Ho