Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Created Without The Destruction Of Embryos

The ethical and moral aspects of using stem cells have been discussed a lot and it seems there is no good answer; genetic practically has no limit and since the discovery of DNA things have evolved very quickly. But the thing is that the moral aspects concerning it could be left unsolved and yet everybody could be happy. How? Well

Big Pharma Spends More On Advertising Than Research

A drug company is a commercial business whose focus is to research, develop, market and/or distribute drugs, most commonly in the context of healthcare; from wikipedia. But according to a study by two York University researchers estimates the U.S. pharmaceutical industry spends almost twice as much on promotion as it does on research and development, contrary to the industry’s claim.

Generosity is probably somewhat genetic

We have just began to understand our genome yet there are still numerous things we fail to understand; there is a very big number of genes of which we know very little about. Just how much of what we do and think is influenced by our genes remains a mystery, but genetics research is going a long way to enabling

Flowering Plants Evolved Very Quickly Into Five Groups

So Charles Darwin called it the “abominable mystery” of early plant evolution. But the University of Florida and University of Texas at Austin scientists have shed light on what was and is a very intriguing thing. The scientists are reporting that the two largest groups of flowering plants are more closely related to each other than any of the other

Scientists Melt Million-year-old Ice In Search Of Ancient Microbes

Scientists from the University of Delaware and the University of California at Riverside have thawed ice estimated to be at least a million years old from above Lake Vostok (update – first samples taken from lake Vostok). This lake is hidden more than two miles beneath the frozen surface of Antarctica and has been This was published by the University

Brain Matures A Few Years Late In ADHD, But Follows Normal Pattern

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Hyperkinetic Disorder affects about 5% of the world’s population. It is hard to cure it and in it is currently considered to be a persistent and chronic condition and medicine does not have any cure. This is because we fail to understand it as numerous studies have showed contrary results. What we do know are

The 10% of the brain myth

The media seems to be repeating the idea that we use just 10% of our brains and taking it as a given. Scientists have tried for years to change this misconception and they have clearly stated that there is no scientific evidence to suggest that we use only 10% of our brains. In fact it is very hard to say

Red Wine, Fruits And Vegetables May Stop Cancer

But it has to be the good quantity. Eating fruits and vegetables and drinking red wine could just be what gives the edge against cancer or what play a beneficial role for those with diseased hearts and circulatory systems. The cure could be at the grocery.The research conducted was published in the November 2007 issue of The FASEB Journal. What

Domestic Cat Genome Sequenced

Not a long time ago scientists have sequenced chimpanzee, mouse, rat, dog, and cow DNA. This made it possible for them to understand numerous things including the hundreds of chromosomal rearrangements that have occurred among the different lineages of mammals since they diverged from a diminutive ancestor that roamed the earth among the dinosaurs some 100 million years ago.The cat

Traditional Chinese Medicine

This is known as TCM and it represents a range of traditional medical practices originating in China that developed over several thousand years. It includes theories, diagnosis and treatments such as herbal medicine, acupuncture and massage; the base of it is in the fact that processes of the human body are interrelated and in constant interaction with the environment.There are

Biodegradable Nanoballs To Deliver Drugs Directly To Cancer Cells

Nanotech is a very young science. It reffers to a field of applied science and technology whose unifying theme is the control of matter on the atomic and molecular scale, normally 1 to 100 nanometers, and the fabrication of devices within that size range. A meter is 1 000 000 000 times bigger than a nanometer so it is easy

St. Bernard shows Evolution At Work

  This dog is famous in the world because it is very big but very gentle – also, thanks to a certain Beethoven movie. The ancestors of the St. Bernard are the herding dogs of Swiss farmers like the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, as well as hunting dogs and watchdogs. Their history has also been connected with the hospice at

Understanding the Stem Cells

  There is a lot of interest around the problem of stem cells; a lot of practical discussions, and a lot of moral discussions as well. Whether it is good or it is not good to use them or whether it is religiously condemned is not going to be discussed here. This is meant to make you understand how stem

Older smokers more likely to quit smoking

  It can be quite puzzling to understand why numerous want (or “want”) to quit smoking and fail to do so. The addiction is perhaps stronger than their power to say no, or maybe they just don’t want to quit. Physicians are trying to treat smoking related problems and in the same time talk people out of smoking, but a

Respiratory Viruses

  Every once in a while, a disease grows and grows so much that it turns into an epidemic – in other words, an epidemic occurs when new cases of a certain disease, in a given human populationsubstantially exceed what is expected. The epidemic is hard to control and treat. But it is better to prevent than to treat so scientists are

Genetically Engineered Poplar Plants Disarm Toxic Pollutants 100 Times Better Than Controls

  Scientists are working out different ways to improve air quality and clean up contaminated sites. In numerous cases the simplest, most natural solution is the most efficient. This could be the case here as they try to break certain kinds of pollutants into harmless byproducts, the key answer could be held by some plants. These plants are able to

Artificial Cornea Saves Eyesight

  With the growing number of people with eye problems it is harder and harder to find answers to problems raised;  some cases are so bad that there is no other sollution and a cornea transplant is needed. Every year, in Germany alone, around 7000 people wait for a new cornea to save their eyesight. The bad thing is that

System To Build Transplant Tissue Created

  Organ transplants are no longer a novelty,  but transplants could help save a lot of lives of people who need certain tissues to live. There is probably going to be a day when laboratories could be able to grow synthetically engineered tissues such as muscle or cartilage needed for transplants [later edit: Scientists create 3D tissue printer that prints

Cognitive Research

  For some reason, people are a bit reluctant to believe the things neuroscientists are telling them. Things such as bar graphs or data just to not appeal to them, especially when they try to dig inside your brain. So scientists tried to find a way to make the people believe them and believe it or not, the solution was

Subway Dust and your lungs

  Subway trains produce airborne dust particles that could damage the lungs, a new study concludes. In the world today it is harder and harder to drive around town or to another town – itt is not cheap, and it takes time. So the subway is a good choice to more and more people. But as with anything, the downsides