By: Wayne Ramsey
Hymen replacement surgery is a sensitive topic for many. In the United States it is considered to be a waste of money as virginity isn't nearly as prized as it is in other countries. However, for those that come from an Arab country, having virginity...
By: D. Vogt
Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome is a rare genetic disease which results in the growth of benign polyps in the digestive tract and macules (discolored lesions) on the lips. It is also known to increase the risk of several types of cancer. Somewhere between one in 25,000-300...
What is a pandemic?
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
“Pandemic” is a specific term used by public health agencies to identify currently spreading and easily transmissible infectious diseases. Many in the general public use the term in a broader sense to indicate something that is general or universal, such as the “pandemic...
Some of the newest breakthroughs for curing cancer
By: Laura Lamp King
More than 12,000 U.S. infants and children are diagnosed with some type of pediatric cancer every year.About 650 new cases of Neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infancy, are diagnosed every year in the United States. Neuroblastoma is the most common non-brain...
Would willing Advantage Genetic Screeningengineering Overcome Sterility
By: Divya Mohan
Overcoming sterility and "creating" a child free of disease are two very different entities and cannot be addressed together when considering something so ethically divisive as genetic engineering. Genetic engineering has been generating friction ever since its birth - on the one hand its proponents...
What is cord blood banking?
By: Mary Ann Behling
There is a new way to save and change lives out there! It's easy, fast and pain-free. Cord blood banking is the new trend in blood banking. An investment in your family's future or a donation that will change another person's life forever. Cord blood...
Ruling allows government funded stem cell research to continue during appeal
By: D. Vogt
In 2010, a U.S. federal court sided with Boston bioengineer James Sherley and banned federal funding for stem cell research in the United States. However, the government is now appealing the case, and the Court of Appeals has agreed to allow currently funded research...
Neurofibromatosis: Incredible melting woman pleads for help
By: Terrence Aym
During 1977 American International Pictures released a lurid film titled "The Incredible Melting Man." Although it's become a minor cult classic, no one ever thought anyone could actually melt. Humans melting? Why, such a thing could only be imagined by a crazy, low budget...
Approaches to solving the problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics
By: Effie Moore Salem
Drug resistant organisms are on the rise. In other words it's at the critical point and this escalating problem must now be dealt with What can the general public do to help combat this problem? First of all they must listen to the good advice...
First human injected in human embryonic stem cell trial
By: D. Vogt
In October 2010, the first human clinical trials began for a drug based on human embryonic stem cell research. This research involves a therapy developed by California biotechnology company Geron for treating spinal cord injuries. The extremely delicate spinal cord can easily suffer permanent damage...

 

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