By: David Cowley
A Brief Discussion of Heart Valve Disease. The heart is one of the strongest muscles and arguable it is the most important organ in the human body. It is responsible for getting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body by way of the circulatory system. It...
By: Patrick Coyle
Bird Flu is just another strain of the influenza virus. The strain commonly referred to as the Bird Flu in the news is the H5N1 strain. Currently this strain of influenza principally infects birds, but it is capable of infecting mammals, but does not spread...
By: emagtuk
There may be a number of reasons for there to be pain in the ear when a throat infection is ensuing.Initially there may be a perfectly logical explanation, i.e., that the Eustachian tube which runs from the middle ear cavity to the back...
By: James Boyd
The current discussion over the use of embryonic stem cells for research has two main components. The first component is comprised of the serious ethical and moral issues raised by the use of discarded embryos. The second component is the potential benefit of this research...
By: Ines Peros
Recently, in the news you may have heard of Oscar the Cat, who stays at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island. Oscar can predict a person's death is near or imminent and pays a visit to that person's bedside when the...
By: Silvia Casabianca
There is no doubt that stem-cell research poses ethical, political and humane concerns. Last year, while I was listening to a public radio program about President Bush's recent veto of a Senate bill that favored stem-cell research, a lady called into the station. She read...
By: Ogo A. Bellard
Viruses from the Latin "virus" meaning poison undoubtedly occupies a crucial role in the earth's biosphere. Yet they defy solid explanation by modern science and there is some question as to whether they are living organisms at all. Viruses exhibit characteristics of both organic life...
By: Ndifor Abongnifor
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AND THE ETHICAL QUESTIONS SURROUNDING IT. "The stem cell debate has led scientist and non scientist alike to contemplate profound issues, such as who we are and what makes us human being" (NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, USA). These days, it is very common...
By: Lance W. Christiansen D.O.
Costocondritis is one of the most common causes of chest pain of non-cardiac origin. The location is not usually the rib/sternum interface, but at the junction of the osseous rib and the costal cartilage which is somewhat lateral and more or less corresponds with the...
By: Chris Kovach
To tackle this larger question one must first examine what a virus is. A Virus is only a single strand of DNA or RNA encased by a protein shell. They are not cellular organisms. Hence, many scientist postulate whether or not a virus can be...

 

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