Forensic test predicts hair and eye color from DNA
By: Sun Meilan
The analysis of human DNA has been progressing quickly over the past few years, allowing forensic experts to match a criminal’s DNA with forensic matter found at the scene of a crime. Called genetic profiling, its only issue is that it either relies on...
By: Ryan Forbes
Endovascular coiling is an alternative process for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms. The actual process itself originated in the 1991 by Guglielmi et al at the University of California, Los Angeles when he first discovered its practical purposes. The practical electrically induced thrombosis has an...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Endovascular embolization is a procedure undertaken to treat abnormal blood vessels, which are at risk of rupture or bleeding when open surgery is considered too risky or impossible to perform. The procedure is also known as endovascular embolism, coil embolization, endovascular repair…etc. It is...
Study: Clot nets help stroke recovery
By: Isabelle Esteves
When a person has a stroke, often the cause is a clot in one of the blood vessels in the brain. The clot blocks the flow of blood and the brain starvation that results can lead to paralysis and even death. Two recent studies...
CDC: Children with neurologic disorders at high risk of death from flu
By: Isabelle Esteves
As flu season 2012/13 approaches, the CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has released a report that has caused a great deal of concern among parents of children with neurological disorders. In the report, which was released on August 29, 2012, the CDC notes...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Malaria weakens the immune system. It is a parasitic disease whereby parasites from mosquitoes inhabit the red bloods cells of victims and continue to overcrowd the cell until it bursts. Young children and pregnant women are most at risk of serious illness from malaria. A...
Ebola outbreak leads to deaths in eastern Congo
By: Isabelle Esteves
The Ebola virus was discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976 and is named after a river in that country. Since that time it has shown up in several different African countries and has been responsible for hundreds of deaths including 15...
Advances in medical science that help heal wounded troops
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Medical treatment on the battlefield has come a long way since the field amputations and gangrene of the 19th, and even early 20th, century. Accompanying the increased firepower and explosive force being used against soldiers, have been advances in the medical treatment of wounded troops...
By: Patrick Sills
Living in Europe during the 14th century was not a fun experience. A nasty pestilence was in progress, and it killed about a third of the population. This disease was known alternately as the bubonic plague, black death, or black plague. This affliction has been...
Function of the hamstring tendons
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Hamstring is a muscle group which forms the back of the thigh extending over two joints, namely the hip joint and the knee joint. It consists of three muscles and these are the Semitendinosus, Semimembranosus and the Biceps femoris. The three muscles converge on the...

 

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