Leukemia

What is Leukemia? Leukemia is a cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues including the bone marrow (the soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones that makes blood cells), the lymphatic system and even blood itself. The two main kinds of leukemia are Lymphocytic leukemia (also known as lymphoblastic leukemia), when the body makes [...]

The Placebo Effect

The mind can have a powerful influence on our bodies and can even help our bodies heal. It can also sometimes trick us into believing that a fake treatment has real therapeutic results. This phenomenon is known as the placebo effect. A placebo is anything that seems to be a "real" medical treatment but isn't. [...]

The Most Dangerous Place On Earth

“55.6781° N, 60.7996° E” Those are the coordinates. The most polluted place on earth. Lake Karachay in the ural mountains (Russia) is widely regarded as the most polluted place on earth. In 1990 scientists discovered that standing on the shore for just 60 minutes would be enough to deliver 600 doses of Roentgen. Way more [...]

Enhancing and Suppressing Memories

What if scientists could manipulate your brain so that a traumatic memory lost its emotional power over your mind? Recent findings by Steve Ramirez(a Boston University neuroscientist) show that a small structure in the brain could hold the key to future therapeutic techniques for treating mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD, by allowing [...]