By: Mihaela Patrichi
What is a selection? Who is responsible for the selection? What can be selected? These are the questions that we ask ourselves when we think about this subject. The selection is a process and the term was first introduced by Darwin. He identified the natural...
Xenotransplantation : Pigs saving human lives
By: Emma Walker
In the United Kingdom there are over 10,000 people currently in need of a transplant. Three people die every day in the UK waiting for healthy organs to become available (www.uktransplant.org). In the US 105,747people are waiting for an organ...
By: Jengy Pie
We and all living things that are around us are here as a result of natural selection (for the most part). Proposed initially by Charles Darwin, natural selection refers to the notion that subsequent generations are 'selected' based on their ability to survive and withstand...
By: Xrayman
An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imager) is a Medical Imaging tool designed to image soft tissue in the human body. Essentially the machine uses a Radio Frequency Transmitter and Receiver combined with a strong magnet and a high speed computer to create images in the form...
By: Leonard Konis
When a baby is born, as joyous moment. However, most parents don't realize to save the baby's umbilical cord blood, which is often discarded. The cord blood contains stem cells, which can save the baby's life, family member or lives of other family members...
By: Asher Isbrucker
There have been a lot of controversial topics concerning medical science in the past 20 years; one of them being stem cells. You have probably heard about it in the news, how stem cells are taken from embryos to regenerate or divide into precious...
The uses of new technologies in life sciences
By: Kelly Moser
St. Jude Medical has introduced a device that quickly closes a puncture in the femoral artery and requires little or no manual compression. Utilization of this device allows a patient to avoid 4 to 8 hours of lying flat in bed while keeping the affected...
By: Darwin's Beagle
Not many people think about it but contact lenses are classified as medical devices. Millions of people use them. Thousands have problems because of them. The best way of ensuring safe contact lens wear is to explain the dangers of contact lens wear on a...
By: Stephen Gerard
I understand that we need our troops to return safely. I know, first-hand, that when emergency procedures are performed on the battlefield it's only done so as a means of survival. I also know that training every soldier within an earshot is paramount to the...
By: Gunner Forrest
Modern science and medicine have made vast leaps forward towards the prevention and cure of hundreds of diseases. For decades now, cancer has managed to resist scientists' best efforts. Treating cancer is like the old saying 'out of the frying pan and into the fire'...

 

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