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In today’s age of health fads and an increasing obsession with cleanliness, people have naturally evolved a public fixation on organic goods and detox juices. However, this trend has also provoked further awareness of the dirtiness of everyday appliances and objects.
Researchers in the United States and in Taiwan have found a potential correlation between chronic diseases and cancer risk. In this study, Chi-Pang Wen, a professor at the National Health Research Institutes in Zhunan, Taiwan, and his team have suggested that chronic diseases and markers should be taken into account while studying cancer development and mortality.
Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, Calif. have discovered a new way to make induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by manipulating the genome of skin cells using CRISPR techniques.
On Oct. 19, 2017, scientists in Hawaii spotted a visitor from beyond enter our solar system. Named ‘Oumuamua, it is the first known interstellar asteroid, and it flew in faster than anything astronomers have ever seen. ‘Oumuamua, according to NASA, is a term for “a messenger from afar arriving first.”
It’s widely known that the heart is one of the most important organs in the human body. With its contracting and relaxing motions, the heart is able to pump blood to different areas within the body, thus providing nutrients and various necessary hormones to ensure the body operates at an optimal level.
When crime scene investigators go after criminals, it’s usually a time-consuming, multi-step process that involves finding out who the criminal is, what they look like and where they are. How much faster would the process be if it was possible to determine someone’s appearance with just their DNA?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to control how long you live?
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are thought to be a healthier alternative to the traditional tobacco cigarettes, but recent evidence shows otherwise.
Coffee is often considered to be an important part of one’s daily morning routine. On the way to work or class, most people stop by the nearest coffee shop to grab a cup of caffeine to help kick start the day. Along with their coffee, people will often reach for a donut or muffin in the nearest display case. According to researchers at Cornell University, there’s a scientific explanation for why we’re tempted to grab that sweet treat.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the Shiley Eye Institute have collaborated with researchers in China to discover a way to reverse the effects of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in mice.
Everyone experiences the occasional earworm, when a catchy piece of music seems to stick in your mind, even after it’s no longer playing. Recent studies have indicated that music may have significant effects in the brain, and researchers can now visualize it.
Lead is a common element found in many different everyday objects. Despite the widespread knowledge of its toxicity to the human body, or any biological system, lead continues to be mined and used in items ranging from handheld electronic devices to batteries in cars to x-ray protective shields at the dentist’s office.
In accordance with current trends of animal endangerment, the brown howler monkey community has lost thousands of members. The brown howler is a New World monkey native to southeastern Brazil that has recently experienced declines in population due to mortality from yellow fever exposure.
Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital have come together to discover the state-of-the-art 3D genome assembly which can compile, from scratch, an entire genome of any organism at a faster and cheaper rate than ever before.
Researchers at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario, have discovered a way to reverse Type 2 diabetes by combining a series of lifestyle and insulin therapies with the use of oral medications.
Professor Shaochen Chen at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and his team of nanoengineers have successfully created a functioning network of blood vessels through 3D bioprinting.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the artificial pancreas late last year. This device, also known as the MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system, will hopefully replace the finger-stick method and other insulin-delivery methods. The artificial pancreas automatically monitors the body’s glucose levels and adjusts the dose of insulin delivered with little input from the patient.