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 [...]

What are the applications of Antivenom?

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 [...]

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 [...]