Our worlds are busy and, more often than not, we turn to caffeine as a way of keeping us going through our hectic day. The buzz of a morning coffee, or lack of it, can often feel like it can make or break a day.
It’s often believed that speaking a foreign language can change your personality. Operating in a foreign language could have some interesting psychological effects…
The loss of the sense of smell was a better predictor of death than a diagnosis of heart failure, cancer or lung disease.
Sitting at the bedside of a patient at the nephrology department of a London hospital, I realise the importance of even the rarest of conditions and how it can truly affect a person’s life.
Researchers have developed and demonstrated the successful removal of HIV-1 provirus from mice organs and tissue completely. By using a gene-editing technique called CRISPR
SAV001, an HIV vaccine developed by Chil-Yong Kang and a research team at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine has successfully completed phase 1 trials. The results of the Phase I trial were
It had been thought that each copy of DNA- one inherited from the mother and one from the father- was treated the same. While most kids don’t want to pick between their parents
In recent days, the rise of social media has been phenomenal. People record their every move, emotion and thought on a number of platforms. One of the most used out of these has been Twitter.
Technically, we could assume that the increasing use of social media has been a factor to this sedentary lifestyle. However, have you ever wondered how the two could possibly be linked in a positive sense? Have we ever imagined that our social media traits can ultimately be responsible for how successful we are in our fitness endeavors?
A recently published scientific review states that supplementing food with vitamin D would prevent millions of cold and flu cases, and possibly save lives. The meta-analysis suggests daily or weekly vitamin D supplementation was useful in preventing respiratory tract infections.
Optogenetics, using light, can be used as an on-off switch in brain cells. It allows scientists to control memory recall, look for neuropathic illness treatment and find specific pathways for disorders, such as anxiety.