Suicide molecules: a possible cure for cancer

Suicide molecules: a possible cure for cancer

This method can force tumors to self-destruct

How are new technologies influencing healthcare?

These inventions and new strategies are changing the way we perceive treatment

Zika is not completely death

Zika is not completely death

Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases assured that the virus is still a mystery

Instant blood test can diagnose heart attacks

Instant blood test can diagnose heart attacks

About two-thirds of chest pains are not heart attacks

Workers handling tiles made of asbestos.

Asbestos: A threat that still exists in Latin America

It was declared a carcinogenic mineral and forbidden in more than 50 countries, but it is still used in some Latin-American countries

Nobel prize for medicine

Nobel prize for medicine awarded for investigation on the internal biological clock

The Nobel Prize committee awarded and recognized the work that  Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young provided for the community

Is coconut oil good for health?

The fitness world's miraculous food could be worse than butter pork and lard

The cure for HIV?

The cure for HIV?

Scientists produced antibodies that can attack 99% of HIV strains

Millions of Americans could be drinking radioactive water

A new study shows that 22,000 public services in all states reported presence of radioactive particles in water

Nanotechnology and the future of medicine

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular scale. It creates materials with extraordinarily varied and new properties. This area of research is expanding and offers enormous potential in many sectors, from healthcare to construction and electronics. In medicine, it promises to revolutionize drug delivery, gene therapy, diagnostics, and many areas of research, development and clinical application. 


Prostate cancer and dietary fat intake, are they really connected?

The association between prostate cancer and dietary fat intake has studied in different occasions

Playing God: gene-ius or heinous?

There's no doubt that the world of gene editing and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is quite controversial. For ethical, moral and religious reasons, to name, perhaps, the three most important, it arouses raw emotions. 

Understanding the new blood test that could detect 8 types of cancer

This innovative test would identify the disease early and before symptoms are shown

Genetic Inheritance

As a race, humans are intelligent, violent, insecure… and the list continues. What makes us this way? We are all blessed (or cursed) with a self-replicating material in our bodies that carries genetic information. It defines the distinctive characteristics of a person and is passed on through generations of families. This is of course DNA and it the reason why the human race acts the way it does. It is genetic inheritance. 

Why is antibiotic resistance today's greatest health challenge?

This issue threatens our ability to defend ourselves against the bacteria we thought we had overcome

Life out on a (bio)limb

Frankenstein's monster may still be placed in the realms of fiction, but with the latest scientific advancements, this might be slowly changing. That's because in what is a world first, a living arm has been grown in a lab. Attached to a rat, the 'biolimb' quickly filled with blood and the animal was even able to flex its new paw.

What are some telltale signs of the flu?

It is important to recognize the symptoms to tell whether you have this contagious infection or just a common cold

Don’t eat these chips!

Advances in medicines and vaccines are incredibly important to combat illnesses and disease. Medical advances have given the world the ability to operate on a beating heart, to cure diseases once considered certain death, to follow specific cells around the body, and to eradicate diseases like polio. 

Are low levels of alcohol good for the brain?

New research from the University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that a glass of wine after work may be good for your brain

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