By: Virginia Gaces
Venipuncture is the extraction of blood from the vein by using a syringe and a needle, while capillary puncture, also know as "finger stick", is the collection of blood by puncturing the palmar surfaces of the fingers, ear lobes, big toe (in infants,) with...
By: R.A. Scott
We are all familiar with those old movies in which the "bad guys" are doing weird military and medical experiments on an unsuspecting public. Before the movie ends the "good guys" have taken out the baddies and saved those innocent folks and subsequently the world...
By: Darian Peters
In medicine a major problem concerns blockages appearing in blood vessels that prevent blood, and therefore oxygen, from reaching the cells and tissues where it is needed. Now obviously the ideal thing would be to simply remove the blockage from the blood vessel. Unfortunately, this...
By: Justin Lee
Fighting Cancer with BacteriaThere are three unique ways that bacteria have been used to help fight cancer: they have been used as probiotics to help prevent cancer, they have been introduced into patients on purpose in order to elicit a fever (heat + immune) response...
Can seven ultrasound tests harm my unborn baby's hearing?
By: Joe V.
There is no reason to believe that having an ultra sound would harm the hearing of an unborn child. Their hearing responds to no higher frequencies than a child's hearing. Having several ultrasounds is no different then having a dog whistle blown in your ear...
Would willing Advantage Genetic Screeningengineering Overcome Sterility
By: L. Merlino
There is a very dark side to genetic screening and engineering. In the case of overcoming sterility, it is far more understandable, but to micromanage the outcome of conception itself, or to decide who and who will not be born based on genetic criteria, raises...
Medical technology laboratory: The difference between serology and immunohematology
By: Wendy R.
Having been a Medical technologist for about eighteen years, I have some knowledge and experience concerning Serology and Immunohematology. Serology is a biological science which studies antibody-antigen reactions in serum. Serum could be defined as the pale yellow liquid which separates from whole blood once...
By: Kevin Battleson
Those of us who follow science fiction have heard of this. Its called "wireheading", and originally it was conceived of as a means of recreation, directly stimulating the brains pleasure centers with electrical current. Of course, that is not quite the same intention here, but...
The debate on vivisection
By: Jordan Cropper
Animals have been used for the benefit of humans ever since we came down from the trees onto the African plains. The first great mammals gave us clothes to keep us warm, and food to keep us from starving. Today, animals make up a massive...
An overview of red biotechnology
By: Wendy R.
Biotechnology can be defined as the use of biological processes to manipulate living organisms to develop and create products useful in medicine, agriculture and more.Biotechnology has been around since ancient times. Back in prehistoric times, yeast was used to help raise bread, and to...

 

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