BioBit – White blood cells are your own personal military

Your body has a defence system in place to protect it from foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses and parasites. This exquisite system has many working parts involving many organs throughout the body but the soldiers of this defence system are your white blood cells (WBC). There are a number of different types of WBC that…

BioBit – Red blood cells are specially designed to carry oxygen

Red blood cells (RBC), or erythrocytes, are the most common type of cell in your blood. Their main job is to transport oxygen to your tissues. This oxygen is transported using a protein called haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is what gives blood its red colour. Without haemoglobin, blood with be a light straw colour. Contrary to what…

BioBit – Connective tissue, the stuff that keeps everything in its place

Connective tissue acts to support your body, connect different tissues/organs/cells together, and to separate different tissues from each other. Without connective tissue, your body would fall apart. Your body has many different types of connective tissue: Fibrous: Also called proper connective tissue. This is the collagen and other fibrous proteins that allow your organs to stay…