Congenital insensitivity to pain

August 1, 2018 0

Introduction Pain is an essential sensation that has developed in complex organisms as an evolutionary mechanism to signal impending danger. Without pain, day-to-day functions become incredibly compromised. Pain is responsible for triggering the adoption of […]

Diabetes — Blood, sweat, and tears

August 1, 2018 0

Diabetes mellitus (DM), a metabolic disorder characterized by irregular insulin production or insulin resistance, affects over 350 million people worldwide.1 Diabetic individuals must monitor their blood glucose levels several times a day, using a process […]

Unearthing new antibiotics

July 31, 2018 0

Internationally, more than 700,000 people die from antimicrobial-resistant bacterial diseases each year.1 With superbugs developing resistance to even the antibiotic of last resort, vancomycin, scientists are racing to expand options. Currently, research is investigating the […]

A new promise in cancer immunotherapy

July 31, 2018 0

The immune system is naturally programmed to target and attack tumours using T lymphocytes. As tumours grow, however, they can inhibit immune cells and escape immune detection, creating an internal reservoir of inhibited T cells.1 […]

Ouabain: From Poison To Contraceptive

July 5, 2018 0

Despite the myriad of contraceptive methods designed for women, the options for men have generally relied on vasectomy or use of condoms.1 Recently, however, researchers from the American Chemical Society have investigated the potential of […]

An evaluation of low-carb diets: Fad or fact?

February 28, 2018 0

The Atkins diet has emerged in recent years as a serious contender among diets. Rising above many other fad diets by allowing its adherents to eat the fat-heavy foods that most other diets forbid, low-carb […]

Will Biohacking Echo the Personal Computer Revolution?

January 24, 2018 0

Thanks to the growing open science movement – a societal shift where barriers between scientific institutions and the general population break down and there is increased hands-on involvement of laypersons in scientific research and innovation […]

The Cochlear Implant: Genocide or Medical Miracle?

January 17, 2018 0

Genocide. A word reserved for the worst of human rights atrocities—the deliberate extermination of a particular demographic. The fact that this word has been used by some to describe cochlear implants (CI) for the deaf […]

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