Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease has been on the forefront of a massive amount of research in the last decades. Despite there not being a cure for it, the research continues to explore different aspects of the therapy. One such aspect is the detection and potential prevention. This mental illness that affects 5.1 million Americans is known to be mostly caused by genetic disorder. Based on this information, a new genetic test was recently developed by an international team of researchers led by a University of California scientist and was able to successfully predict the age at which a given subject might contract the disease many years before they do. (more…)

Pregnancy

Many couples around the world incur a risk of procreating a child that inherits their genetic disorders. This type of pregnancy can be a very dramatic and painful experience both for the parents and the child. Therefore many of these parents are constantly on the lookout for either an adoption or a medical procedure that can alleviate the worry and provide them with a healthy child. Such was the goal of a recent procedure that gave birth to the world’s second three parent baby. (more…)

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a very serious problem for a lot of men all over the world. It is reported that the deficiency affects 10 percent of the world’s male population and almost 50 percent of all men between the ages of 40 and 70 years old. This problem can happen due to multiple various causes ranging from surgeries such as prostate surgery, high blood pressure, diabetes to cardiovascular disease and even psychological issues. (more…)

Sleep cycle

Our sleep cycle and its impact on our waking life have been studied for decades by the science community. We now know that our sleep can be affected by just about any element in our bedroom environment as well as by our moods and our current health. When it comes to the bedroom, it’s been established that having the right kind of sleeping arrangement, such as an adequate mattress and pillow, will greatly affect the quality of our sleep. It’s also been a loosely verified factor that the heavier the blanket the deeper the sleep. This particular fact has been the subject of recent studies that confirmed it with great precision. (more…)

Frogs

Frogs are curious little creatures. The hundreds of different known frog species have different looks and different abilities and humans have dedicated a lot of time and effort to figuring those out. From those that can kill you just by touching your skin to those who can get you high, frogs have never ceased to amaze.

Recently, an amazing discovery was made on a species of frogs from the South of India called Hydrophylax Bahuvistaraa. During a study by researchers at the Emory University, it was found that this species produces peptides that can form an efficient killer of the H1 influenza virus. (more…)