Medical Research

Rare Genetic Mutation Helps Fight Heart Disease

The advent of genetic research and medicine hastened the discovery of a secret arsenal hidden in our genetic code. Some rare genetic mutations have been found to improve human resistance to infections, diseases and even some extreme environments. And what science learns about these mutations contributes…

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Two Women, a Man and a Healthy Baby: Revolution in Genetic Health

With no effective treatment for many of the existing mitochondrial diseases, it is no wonder that scientists have always put a lot of effort into prevention of these diseases. And now, all efforts seem to have paid off with the successful creation of babies - now dubbed “three-parent babies” - through…

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The Elixir of Youth Could Be in Young Blood

Although negligible senescence in humans might be only a dream, the idea drives many efforts in anti-aging research. A multi-billion dollar cosmetics industry takes advantage of this field to quickly exploit any potential elixirs that have proven effective in laboratory conditions. Among the many…

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Revolutionary Ultrasonic Treatment Awakens Comatose Patients

It is generally understood that comatose patients cannot be aroused from their unconscious state. Doctors and family can only watch powerlessly until patients eventually wake up by themselves, become vegetative or die. This may take weeks, months or even years. But a new study published in the latest…

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The Time of Surgery Relates to Patients Death Rate

Surgery is an important medical procedure that is critical to the health and well-being of many patients. Doctors perform millions of surgeries around the world each year. In 2009, medical practitioners in the US performed more than 48 million surgeries. Unfortunately, being a serious intrusive method,…

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