The role of calcium channels in the fight or flight response
By: Kat Centeno
Stress can be exhibited in different forms and the initial reaction of the body is the fight-or-flight response. When there is a threat approaching, there are two ways to address it- fight it or flee from it. It is the body's way to preserve itself...
Study shows rapamycin reverses the progression of the fatal lung disease lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
By: Suzanne Rose
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is an uncommon but extremely serious lung disease that typically targets females. It causes tumor suppressing signals to shut down, triggering an explosion of cell growth. Cysts are forms as smooth muscle cells get into the lungs. Breathing is hampered and abdominal tumors...
By: Amelia Emery
Rickets is a development disorder found in children and infants who are deficient in vitamin D. Babies and children who do not get the daily recommended amount of vitamin D will begin to show signs of abnormal growth in their bones and teeth. Vitamin D...
By: Lenna Gonya
Chemotherapy has been a useful weapon in the fight against cancer, and combined with other cancer fighting drugs, it has saved lives. Now another drug is offering further hope. Herceptin, sometimes called Trastuzumab, is a monoclonal antibody that attaches itself to proteins on cancer cells...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is also known as LAM. It is a rare medical condition which is characterized by cystic lung changes, angiomyolipomas and enlargement of the abdominal and pelvic lymphatics. This progressive disease affects lungs, kidneys and axial lymphatics. LAM tends to worsen over time. It leads...
By: Tiyana Webb
Despite the long-held belief that the only change that can be seen in an adult brain is degeneration due to age and/or injury we now know that our brains retain a level of neural plasticity throughout life. Not only can new neural connections be grown...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Chemotherapy is the use of chemicals to treat or control disease. It is most often associated with cancer, but has other uses as well. Trastuzumab is one of the most common drugs used in chemotherapy. It is used to treat breast cancer, tumors in the...
By: Tiyana Webb
Studies in birds, rats, mice, voles and humans all show a connection between the size of the hippocampus and spatial memory such that a larger hippocampus facilitates a higher spatial memory capacity. Comparisons among species of birds that hide/store their food for later use, those...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Craniosynostosis is a disorder characterized by premature fusion of the skull bones, before or after the birth. It can affect the baby’s brain growth and could lead to complications, which might last for a lifetime. However, if intervention is sufficiently early, it is a...
Should Cloning Humans be Allowed
By: John Traveler
The question of whether humans “should” be cloning other humans is one fraught with moral and ethical implications. Until a few years ago it was a question that dealt with science in the fictional realm, but today it deals with a scientific reality. It...

 

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