Alzheimers disease

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to degenerate and die. This disease is the number one cause of dementia- a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that disrupts a person's ability to function independently. The early signs of the disease may be forgetting recent events or conversations and not [...]

What is the best way to decrease infant mortality rates in developing nations

Infant mortality is defined as the death of children under one year of age. This number (often an average of the region) is most often associated with developing/underdeveloped nations such as those in the continent of Africa, and the Subcontinent of India. In regions such as these, women give birth to a large amount of [...]

What are the different types of stem cells, and how can they be used?

Stem cells are cells with the potential to develop into many different types of cells that exist in the human body. For years the usefulness of stem cells has been debated. These “miracle cells” have been subject to a wide field of medicine. From skin grafts to organ regrowth, STEM cells are extremely versatile and [...]

Can stem cells be used to help cut death rates in heart attack patients?

Can stem cells be used to help minimize the death rates in heart attack victims?  A new study suggests that by injecting stem cells (Stem cells are cells with the potential to develop into many different types of cells ) into victim’s chests could nearly half the amount of casualties that arise from cardiac arrest. [...]

What are the applications of Anitvenom?

Ranging from Snakes to frogs, venomous animals are prevalent all throughout the animal kingdom. The composition of the venomous mixture depends on each type of animal. Of all venomous species, the most studied are snakes, scorpions, spiders, jellyfish, and cone shells. The venom of these animals is composed of mainly proteins and peptides (short chains [...]

Does Chinese traditional medicine work better than Western medicine in some cases?

Researchers have been studying traditional chinese medical practices for the longest time. These approaches have been the subject of many clinical studies and scientific reviews. Some Chinese medicinal practices include acupuncture and tai chi. These practices may help improve may help improve the quality of life and certain pain conditions. However, scientists don't know much [...]

Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery are types of surgical procedures that are done using robotic systems. They allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques. It is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery — procedures performed through tiny incisions. In addition, it allows surgeons to [...]