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Dangers in Use of Animal Organs

Dangers in Use of Animal Organs

Doctors have warned that using organs from animals for human transplants could have potentially devastating consequences for society by introducing new diseases into humans. Six doctors from three separate institutions made the warning in today’s New England Journal of Medicine. The doctors argued in an opinion column in the journal that before attempting such transplants,

Science Could Make You a Genius

Science Could Make You a Genius

Drug experiments which restore sanity and intellect to the senile suggest a future when every child will be a genius. Care to become a genius? A top-rank musician, painter, writer, philosopher, mathematician, inventor, scientist, states man, wizard of finance – or a combination of the lot? In the future geniuses may be manufactured by the

Snake Venom for Diabetes

Snake Venom for Diabetes

About one in three diabetics dependent on insulin eventually develop kidney failure, requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Hope that these problems can be delayed, and perhaps even prevented, comes from the latest research into a new class of drugs called Ace inhibitors. Ace inhibitors, which owe their discovery to research on the

Medical Accidents Have Benefited Mankind

Medical Accidents Have Benefited Mankind

A woman subject to hives (an unpleasant itchy crop of skin blisters due to eating certain articles of diet) was going on a long train journey where she would have to eat whatever she could get. She asked her doctor at the last moment for something to ward off hives. Hives, also known as nettle-rash or

Melatonin for Preventing Jet Lag

Melatonin: A Powerful Hormone for Preventing Jet Lag

Preventing jet lag and industrial accidents caused by drowsy night workers are just two uses of a powerful hormone that can reset the body’s biological clock, researchers say. The financial savings on industrial accidents alone could be significant. The nuclear accidents at Three Mile Island in the United States, Chernobyl in the Ukraine and the

Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious or Junkyard of The Mind

Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious or Junkyard of The Mind?

More than 30 years ago it was noted that anti-depressant drugs suppressed rapid eye movement sleep, which is when we do our dreaming. Most of us have about one hour of dreaming sleep every night. The majority of drugs in the tricyclic group of antidepressants (the most commonly used drugs to treat depression) reduce REM sleep

The benefits of UV can outweigh manageable risks. UV light causes the body to produce vitamin D, which is essential for life. The human body needs some UV radiation in order for one to maintain adequate vitamin D levels.

The Magic Rays of Ultraviolet

Science is changing the everyday life of people by putting ultraviolet rays, invisible to humans, to work in research, industry and medicine. Stumbling over a mountainside in midnight blackness, a prospector suddenly shouted with excitement. In the darkness he had found a valuable mineral deposit that he had missed repeatedly in broad daylight. In the