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: Karen Julius
Self-preservation is my reason for not rushing out to donate a kidney. I place family members and myself before strangers for such a gift. I know that sounds cold, but I do not believe it is uncommon.Donating an organ is major surgery for the...
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: Viven Yeo
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential to the function of the human body. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant and neutralizes the tissue-damaging effects of free radicals. It also plays a role in the formation of collagen, which is a...
Overview of pituitary gland disorders
By: Tarek Musslimani
Pituitary gland disorders are predominantly manifested as hypersecretion or hyposecretion of one or more of its hormone. Oversecretion of all its hormones is called panhyperpituitarism. Hypersecretion of the pituitary gland usually occurs due to an adenoma of the gland or due to hyperplasia. In rare...
Complications of femoral head and neck fractures
By: Pauline Young
With one in three elderly people suffering from osteoporosis, fractures of the femoral head and neck are very common. The complications of such a fracture range from pain and inconvenience of a hospital stay to months of rehabilitation and loss of independence to death either...
What to expect when undergoing surgery at a university hospital
By: Elizabeth M Young
Having a major surgery in a teaching hospital means that someone is going to be taught something. This might mean that your actual surgeon may be doing the surgery in order to qualify for final certification in that form of surgery. Do not fear. The...
Arthritis explained
By: Sheryl Halfpenny
Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints and the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage normally protects the joints to allow them to be able to move smoothly, and it also absorbs pressure when it is placed on the joint(walking). if you are without the...
Establishing the difference between being left and right handed
By: Jeanne Gibson
Because I am left handed, I have done a lot of research on the subject. Some of the things the average person may not realize are:1. One out of ten people are left-handed. Out of these, 2 out of 3 are males.2. Left handed...

 

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