By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Lymphocele is the term used to describe an abnormal collection of lymphatic fluid that can take place at various sites in the body. It is usually not covered by a membrane such as the epithelial lining as in the case of other fluid filled cysts...
By: Christian Sosa
Like many other discoveries and inventions, Rosalind Franklin’s achievements are currently being implemented on a great variety of fields. Without her work, most of the new bio-technologies that are currently being developed would not have been researched on the first place. Her mayor importance...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Body farm is a concept originated at the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Research Facility in 1980 following the ideals of pioneering forensic anthropologist William Bass. It refers to a facility which allows human bodies to decompose in various controlled environments in order to study...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The decomposition of the human body has been recognized to undergo five distinct stages until the only remaining component is its bones. These stages will have its own time periods and many factors including the circumstances of death, the moisture in the surrounding, the temperature...
By: Allen Teal
When people die, their body starts to decay immediately. Undertakers depend on chemicals and other tricks to either delay this decay or reduce the appearance of it. Embalming can all but stop the most obvious decay in human bodies. However, if the body is left...
By: Effie Moore Salem
The primary purpose of activated charcoal as a medicine is as a detoxifying measure after some type of poison has been swallowed. Generally it’s 60% effective in absorbing chemicals from the intestinal tract. The action begins in the stomach and continues all along the...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Malaria is a parasitic disease which contributes to around 1 million deaths each year with most numbers being children in the African region. It also gives rise to almost 250 million cases of Malaria each year amounting to millions of dollars in financial burden to...
An overview of the ARISTOTLE trial studying atrial fibrillation treatment
By: Zain Arif
Patients suffering from irregular heartbeats (atrial fibrillation) have long had to rely on warfarin for effective anticoagulant treatment, which is notorious for being a tough drug. It not only increases the risk of internal bleeding and causes other side effects, but patients are also required...
The uses of activated charcoal in medicine
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Activated charcoal (AC) is used in emergency medicine to prevent the absorption of of potentially toxic substances from the gastrointestinal tract. AC is produced by steaming ordinary charcoal at high temperatures until it expands and forms a network of pores with a huge surface area...
By: Wendy S. Melton
The ARISTOTLE trial was conducted to test the drug Apixaban and its effects on atrial fibrilation. It was one of the largest ever undertaken be medical professionals. ARISTOTLE, or Apixaban for Reduction In Stoke and Other ThromboemboLic Events, tested over 18,000 individuals in 39...

 

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