An article detailing the medical travesty that was thalidomide, and yet the promising nature of it for the future.
In the US, while many neuroscientific research show a strong potential to aid in the creation of better public policy, they are seldom translated into legislation. This article investigates the divide between neuroscience and public policy while examining a few of the ways neuroscience can improve public policy and proposing an outline of a solution to lessen this divide.
A discussion about organ procurement in relation to the pressure for suitable organ donations and the ethics involved.
An article evaluating whether the NHS should allocate funding for somatic gene therapy and the differences between somatic and germline therapies.
Here we review current standard therapies available, second-line therapies, and other emerging treatments for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) with an emphasis on risks associated with specific patient attributes.
This retrospective analysis research paper discusses why the difference between the responses of aldehyde exposure from patients with a heterozygous germline mutation in BRCA2 and BRCA1 leads to a higher risk of prostate cancer in BRCA2 mutant carriers than BRCA1.
This article discusses how the discovery of epigenetic mechanisms has significantly added to our understanding on genetics. It also explains how this knowledge can be used to produce drugs which counteract these mechansisms.
Abstract While the etiology of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is unknown, scientists have identified many risk factors, which will be examined in this review (Watwood, 2011). These risk factors include age, genetics, cardiovascular health, diet, sleep, mental health, education, and socioeconomic status (SES). In AD, a protein called beta-amyloid accumulates slowly over time, resulting in the risk […]
An article exploring the importance of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the modern day and how its development has improved life for women globally.
This article briefly looks at some technologies and how they are being utilised to provide the best care for dental patients. With procedures becoming more accurate and patients receiving better care, it is only inevitable more of these technologies will be seen in the future.
As you are reading this you probably don’t realise that you are breathing. That’s because it’s an automatic mechanism controlled by our brain. Why isn’t it just manually controlled? Why is breathing so important? What happens if something goes wrong? Read on to understand these questions and appreciate our meticulous yet fragile Respiratory System.
This article examines how different childhood experiences can affect multiracial-ethnic identity and impede the developmental process.
Dementia and Music Therapy: An Overview of the Most Underutilized Tool in Dementia Care and a Personal Encounter
Recently, I volunteered at a dementia care home for a month, and although I was trying to interact with the patients as much as possible, I felt like there was still a barrier whilst talking to them. A couple of weeks in, I played the piano to a very traditional and quite simple but memorable song- I played this song and the second time many more residents joined in with the lyrics. To me, it was astonishing.
This article investigates a unique defense mechanism known as transdifferentiation that is used by a special type of hydrozoan jellyfish, Turritopsis dohrnii. Additionally, this article aims to find potential applications for trandifferentiation in modern-day medicine.
This article examines a faster and simpler non-surgical intervention to tamponade uterine bleeding in postpartum complications.
This article looks at HIV and AIDS – the diseases themselves, the stigma surrounding them and hopes for the future.
A brain to brain interface is a direct communication pathway between the brain of one animal and the brain of another animal. Brain to brain interfaces have been used to help rats collaborate with each other.
An article discussing the different types of epileptic seizures and how they are classified, including what first aid is required.
This article looks at the classification of blood groups in humans based on their biological structure. As well, this article discusses the significance of the discoveries of classification in the medical field, such as by preventing many deaths from blood transfusions as well as of the foetus during pregnancy.
Schizophrenia and Highly Educated Guesses: Exploring Common Practices in Treating this Psychotic Disorder
This paper aims to review the history of schizophrenia and the development of past and current treatments, both in the United States and worldwide.
Abstract: Although two of the most significant breast cancer susceptibility proteins, BRCA1 and BRCA2, interact with each other in the same DNA damage repair (DDR) pathway (BRCA1 works in checkpoint activation and DNA repair, and BRCA2 plays a major role in homologous recombination), they react differently when exposed to aldehydes. Aldehydes, RCHO, have a more […]
Hypertensive complications in pregnancy are increasing in prevalence and often cause significant impairments in maternal and foetal mortality and morbidity. Managing and treating these disorders aims to prevent serious cerebrovascular and cardiovascular effects in the mother without compromising foetal well-being.
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a frequently misunderstood condition, and some do not even believe that it exists. This article discusses the biology of the condition itself, as well as how it impacts individuals and the tragic circumstances that lead to it.
By Aman Reddy Introduction History of SARS-CoV SARS-CoV-1 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is the designated name of a coronavirus that was first identified in February of 2003 after an outbreak in China. It spread to more than two dozen countries spanning across North and South America, Europe, and Asia.  . Despite this worldwide breakout, […]
Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Study of the Diagnostics, Risk Factors and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
Abstract Progressive neuronal degeneration is a classic hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases. The degenerative process is characterized by misfolded proteins, calcium deregulation and inflammation . Even though such pathologies have been identified, they are often overlapping with other neurodegenerative diseases, making it difficult to pinpoint diagnosis . In addition, there are several factors that can […]
Cold medicines are amongst the most commonly prescribed drugs by American doctors, however, healthcare professionals are beginning to acknowledge the many flaws with these types of medications. The first and most notable being increased transmission of infection, and the second being that medicated individuals may stay sick for longer. Despite these flaws, these drugs are effective at alleviating symptoms, so whether or not to go through with taking them is ultimately a personal choice.
Social media has proven to be a double-edged sword, especially in terms of peer pressure amongst adolescents – it is important to acknowledge its benefits, but its dangers cannot be ignored. This article explores how social media impacts today’s youth and how it induces peer pressure through the phenomena of behavioural display, behavioural reinforcement, and the amplification of the social desirability bias.
An article discussing the symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment of Cushing’s Syndrome.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can cause pain across all areas of the body and often also causes extreme tiredness, sleep, memory, and mood problems.
Music listening interventions are increasingly used by current generations to achieve self-relaxation and other benefits. This study observes the emotional effects of music interventions on stress and anxiety-related symptoms in adolescents 14-18 years of age based on a conducted music listening interventions survey.
Preventive medicine involves a combination of medical practices which are designed to avoid disease and illness, with the aims of improving quality and quantity of life. This proactive approach to patient care ensures sickness is minimised to enable patients to have the best chance of recovery to optimum health.
Brain architecture is comprised of billions of connections between individual neurons across different areas of the brain. And this neural network is constructed from the bottom up–the first few years comprise of the simple and basic architectural design of the brain begins before birth and bleeds into adulthood.
Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP), or ‘tooth in eye surgery’, is a medical procedure involving removing a patient’s tooth to replace the cornea and inserting a tiny lens before being implanted into the eye.
This article aims to take a detailed look into the chemistry behind Cooperative Binding in Haemoglobin.
This article tackles the idea of conformity and how it applies to how we as human conforms due to different types of social influences. Additionally, this article how psychology and neuroscience play a factor in the social factors that influence conformity.
Urinary tract infections are common among elders and women, but frequent antibiotic treatment can cause bacteria to become resistant. Researchers at Baylor found a non-antibiotic therapy by using a familiar medicine to treat UTIs.
Osteoarthritis is an extremely common disease, especially among the elderly, but we have not discovered a cure for the disease. At the Department of Biomedicine in the University of Basel, Switzerland, a research team thought of using cartilage tissue from the nasal septum, a structure that holds the formation of the nose. For this study, the Swiss scientists aim to use this tissue to repair the damage to the cartilage in the knee joints, specifically known as patellofemoral osteoarthritis.
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