Medical Research

Superbugs Might Have More Than One Kryptonite!

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During the last few years, antibiotic resisting bacteria, also referred to as superbugs, have become a growing problem in our society. More precisely, the development of new antibiotics and drugs to fight antibiotic resistance, which is the present solution used, is a very long process. Until these new antibiotics are available, superbugs could have catastrophic consequences.

The Ultimate Way of Curation is Close to Be Reality?

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On September 1st of 2017, the science journalist John Horgan wrote an article for the “Cross-Check” blog on the Scientific American's website. This article is titled “Has the Era of Gene Therapy Finally Arrived?” 

Cancer: Slowly But Surely Walking Towards a Cure

Everyone has, at some point in their lives, got in touch with someone who had cancer. Cancer is a disease which is known to be really dangerous and hard to cure if, at all, possible. With high chances of relapse and the really weakening treatment that is chemotherapy, treating cancer really is a hard thing and scientist are always working to find a possible cure for it.

New lifeforms discovered that may revolutionize science!

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New lifeforms discovered that may revolutionize science!

Is there such thing as an alternative to antibiotics?

Bacterial infections are usually prevented and treated with antibiotic. For a very long time, antibiotics were considered to be wonder drugs and were used to cure many diseases. However, there is a major issue with our over usage of antibiotics. The problem is, antibiotics are becoming less and less effective. This is due to the fact that human developed a resistance to it. in Fact, it is the bacteria themselves that developed that resistance. The Theory of Evolution asserts that living things evolve over time. Bacteria naturally adapted to antibiotics through natural selection.

How We Might End Up Eating Organ Donors

Pigs and people, sadly for them and fortunately for us, are anatomically similar in shape and size, which makes them possibly fit to donate organs to humans – a process called “xenotransplantation”. As hazardous as this may sound, modern science is finding ways to make it safe.

The major issue with xenotransplantation is that pigs have viruses (known as “porcine endogenous retroviruses”, or PERVs) “embedded in their own DNA”. When pig and human cells grow alongside, which happens after transplantation, those viruses may get passed across cells and cause diseases such as cancer.

Life and Death; What We Can Learn by the Behavior of Cells

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When one thinks of a natural death, they typically consider a peaceful passing from this world, probably occurring during sleep.  In many ways, it seems the ideal way to die; simply fall asleep and never awaken.  This article takes into consideration that a natural death may simply be one that occurs without life-saving, or life preserving technology.  The author notes how people consider technology to be miraculous when it saves one’s life, but when it results in death, people are quick to classify it as unnatural.  In looking at the behavior of a cell, the author notes that there are thre

Altered HIV Gene Expression Leading to Faster CD4 Depletion

Altered HIV Gene Expression Leading to Faster CD4 Depletion