By: Tenebris
Because they can divide to become almost every other kind of body cell, human embryonic stem cells may hold the key to seemingly miraculous cures. They may be able to create new, healthy pancreatic islets which can once again produce natural insulin for diabetics. They...
By: Elizabeth M Young
In every workplace, a set of standard safety issues exists and a set of specialized safety issues exists. In a Fuels operation, the standard industrial safety issues apply, and the specialized issues of transfer, storage, testing, and movement around highly volatile fuel and it's more...
By: Donna M. Houston
Blood. Sexy, with an "ewww" factor. The mere sight of the sticky, red substance is enough to make the faint-hearted faint and the Edward Cullens' of the world salivate. In ancient Greece Hippocrates saw it as one of the Four Humors responsible for a...
What are boogers? How mucus protects the respiratory tract
By: Tami Port MS
No matter how hard humans try to be civilized, there is no getting around the fact that some aspects of our body, and how it works, are frankly...disgusting. The normal flora bacteria that colonize and protect your body also generate body odor and flatulence...
By: Pauline Young
In 2004, a study of Australian hospitals revealed that 18,000 preventable deaths occurred each year. Imagine the uproar if 55 people died every day on the roads of a country whose population is just 21 million. Needless to say there was considerable publicity given...
By: Magda DH
Ben Goldacre is a doctor of medicine as well as a journalist and media personality. He has been writing in The Guardian (as well as on his website called badscience.net) about quackery, various instances of pseudo-science, debunking snake oil salesmen and particularly evidence based...
Basics of mechanical ventilation for medical students
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
Patients may require mechanical ventilation for chronic or acute respiratory failure. When a patient is intubated and placed on ventilation, there are several settings a physician may have to manage on the mechanical ventilator. These ventilator settings include the positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP), the...
Does Iridology Work
By: Bob Lloyd
Iridology is a form of treatment based on the assumption that the iris, that coloured part at the front of the eye, contains regions that map to the organs of the body, in such a way that changes detected in the iris demonstrate the condition...
By: Gabe
Altered states of consciousness are experienced all the time. Right now as you are reading this article you are experiencing a state of consciousness that will undoubtedly change the minute your attention moves elsewhere. It's also true that everything we do to our body such...
Stem Cell Research
By: Danielle Dusold
To simply answer the question, yes, political setbacks will destroy the medical research efforts in stem cell research. So much of what we do as a society is driven by politics, and right now, we have an opportunity to utilize cells that could save the...

 

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