Multiple Sclerosis

December 29, 2017 0

Introduction Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, demyelinating, neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). It is the most common cause of non-traumatic neurological damage among young adults, affecting approximately 0.24% of the North […]

PCSK9 Inhibitors For Familial Hypercholesterolemia

December 29, 2017 0

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder that causes abnormally high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), a risk factor for early onset cardiovascular diseases such as stroke or heart attack. FH is often caused […]

Parallels in Societal Evolution Between Microbes and Humans

December 29, 2017 0

In September of 2016, Mo et al. published an article in Science entitled “Spatiotemporal Microbial Evolution on Antibiotic Landscapes”. This landmark article describes a novel system for studying bacterial evolution. The findings elucidate the importance […]

Artificial Wombs: A Solution For Premature Babies

December 29, 2017 0

For years, researchers and physicians have been trying to extend the viability of babies that are born prematurely. Babies born under 37 weeks of gestation are considered premature and are at an increased risk for […]

Lower Brain Serotonin: A Drive of Cognitive Decline

December 29, 2017 0

An estimated 47 million people worldwide have dementia, with the majority of these cases being Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).AD is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the deterioration of specific nerve cells, the formation of neuritic plaques, […]

Ketamine: Club drug turned antidepressant?

July 18, 2017 0

Major depressive disorder, colloquially known as depression, is defined as a depression state lasting for two weeks or more. Depression affects about 3.2 million Canadians; however, one third of these individuals fail current treatments, highlighting […]

Stem cells: Artificial mouse embryo developed in lab

July 18, 2017 0

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have recently succeeded in creating the world’s first mouse embryo-like structure using embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and trophoblast stem cells (TSCs). Led by Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, the research team […]

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