Precautions to minimize risk of organ rejection
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Donor organ rejection remains one of the main obstacles to successful organ transplantation. According to Science Magazine, approximately 40 percent of all transplant patients experience at least one episode of acute rejection. Immune suppression and lifetime monitoring act to minimize organ rejection after transplantation, and...
Dichloroacetate (DCA): A possible cure for cancer
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Dichloroacetate (DCA) is a buffered form of dichloroacetic acid, a chemical used in the production of other chemicals as well as the removal of warts and skin growths. DCA has previously been the focus of investigations into the treatment of metabolic diseases, but in 2007...
Ingredient in blueberries that kills cancer cells
By: Carroll Colette J. Yorgey
There is an active ingredient in blueberries that kills cancer cells. According to Chi Ming Lee who published an article about recent research on this active ingredient at the US National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health, the active ingredient in blueberries...
Hashimoto's disease treatment
By: David J. Eloi
The thyroid gland is the largest pure endocrine gland in the human body. The thyroid is butterfly-shaped and located in the anterior of the neck, on the trachea. The thyroid gland is responsible for the production of thyroid hormone (TH), which is chiefly responsible for...
What is Hashimoto's disease?
By: Jennifer Moll - 499984
Hashimoto's disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is a disorder that affects your thyroid. Your immune system attacks the thyroid gland, causing inflammation that often leads to an under-active thyroid gland. Most commonly in the United States, this disorder is the cause of hypothyroidism...
What is Hashimoto's disease?
By: Krystal Nguyen
Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid. This means that your body attacks the thyroid as if it were a foreign invader. The cause for this sudden change in your immune system is not known yet, but the affects of this disease are...
By: Karen Struss
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition whereby the prostate gland becomes enlarged. When the prostate is enlarged, it can press on the urethra thereby causing a slower and less forceful flow of urine. The onset of BPH is gradual, and there are several...
Difference between a tumor and cyst
By: Paul Simms
The major difference between a tumor and a cyst is that a tumor is composed of normal body tissue but a cyst is composed of a gas or fluid filled sac. Both tumors and cysts can be indicative of cancer, but with a tumor, the...
By: Effie Moore Salem
Vertigo, an acute form of dizziness where the head appears to be spinning in all directions and balance becomes impossible; patients are left wondering what in the world is happening to them. Upon examination by an ear, nose and throat physician or the family doctor...
Cancer: Understanding why scientists have yet to discover a cure
By: Andrew Hitron
It is well established that at its basis cancer is a genetic disease. For a cell to be truly cancerous, it must possess six traits as defined by Hanahan and Weinburg (2000): self-sufficiency in growth factors, insensitivity to anti-growth factors, evasion of apoptosis (controlled cell...

 

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