By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Porphyrin is the precursor substance for heme which is one of the main ingredients of hemoglobin in red blood cells. The hemoglobin will facilitate the transportation of oxygen to the tissues and in its absence the body systems may collapse. In the case of porphyria...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is a berry aneurysm? The brain is a complex collection of tissues which include brain matter, covering membranes as well as the blood vessels. The vascular structure within the brain consist of two major circulations known as the anterior and posterior circulation and these...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Diabetes is probably one of the most neglected diseases among the general population which would lead to many morbid illnesses in the middle to elderly age groups. The occurrence of diabetes could be from the adolescent years as in type I diabetes or else in...
The role of the pancreas in diabetes
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The pancreas is the gland responsible for releasing the hormone insulin in response to blood sugar, or blood glucose, levels. The insulin and blood glucose cycle is a constant process for the body to use ingested sugars as energy. Diabetes is a condition in which...
The Interphone study on cell phone radiation and brain cancer
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The INTERPHONE study was carried out from 2000 to 2004 in 13 countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and UK) as the largest epidemiological study of cell phone use investigating a potential association with the occurrence of...
Glioma: Symptoms and treatment
By: D. Vogt
Glioma is a specific and highly dangerous form of cancer which arises in the glial cells, glue-like cells which occur between neurons in the brain and spine. It is quite uncommon, with only about 10,000 cases occurring in the United States each year. Tragically...
The Interphone study on cell phone radiation and brain cancer
By: D. Vogt
A connection between cell phone radiation and brain cancer has been alleged nearly for as long as there have been cell phones. However, scientific research on the subject has, for the most part, been small-scale and with disappointingly mixed results. Since 2000, considerable hope was...
By: Terrence Aym
Two concurrent studies in different parts of the world have lead to breakthroughs providing older women with new hope: within a relative handful of years breast cancer may be eliminated.News from a US research teamA research team from the Cleveland Clinic Learner Research Institute...
By: Tarek Musslimani
In this article, I will discuss ectopic secretion of hormones by malignant tumours in the body. The most important ectopic hormone secretion is due to Cushing syndrome and the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone in addition to hypercalcemia. Usually Cushing syndrome is caused due to...
Is there a risk of spreading cancer to organ transplant recipients?
By: Drake Tae
Because of the unfortunate amount of cancer patients, there is a significant amount of data on many aspects of cancer as it pertains to organ donation. In simple terms, this means doctors know when organs can be safely donated or not. For example, a brain...

 

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