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A Caffeinated Heart, a Healthy Heart?
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.
Foreign language can change our belief in superstitions.
It’s often believed that speaking a foreign language can change your personality. Operating in a foreign language could have some interesting psychological effects…
What Your Sense of Smell Can Say About Your Neurological Health
The loss of the sense of smell was a better predictor of death than a diagnosis of heart failure, cancer or lung disease.
The Body – Its Own Enemy?
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.
Genome editing tool – CRISPR eliminates HIV infection in mice.
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
Is Air The New Source of Water?
Scientists from MIT and Berkley may have found a solution – extracting water from thin air using only ambient sunlight.
The Promise of Precision, What Is the Future of Robotic Surgery?
Robotic systems promise greater precision, shorter patient recovery time and the ability to perform tasks that even the most skilful of surgeons cannot accomplish. But what is the future of robotics and are they really to become the equivalent of a surgeon’s dominant hand?
HIV Vaccine phase II clinical trials have begun
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
Playing Favorites: Brain Cells Prefer One Parent’s Gene Over the Other’s
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