A nanoparticle, is a particle whose scale is in nanometers. This is incredibly small, and when things get so small, the behaviours and properties of certain materials change. Not a lot but it's enough to allow us to make some amazing things with them. In medicine, this technology has been used to create drug delivery… Continue reading Nanoparticles, a futuristic way for drug delivery.
You can tell by the title that i am angry…. Its for a good reason. As i was writing my last article on GMOs, i found an article on a website that appears to beg for money. This is the title and slogan… Not sure though if truth is their first priority…. Just read the… Continue reading Presenting science, fake news and clickbaiting the stupid.
The debate on genetically modified organisms (GMO) especially in regards to food production is strong and many say biased too. It is almost inevitable though… there are huge investments in agriculture and thus a lot of giant companies having different opinions patents and investments. Everyone trying to manipulate your opinion to sell you more. So… Continue reading Are genetically engineered foods bad… or is it just politics?
Many substances can be considered nootropic. It essentially means that they have some effect that enhances your ability to focus or be an antioxidant. Coffee even can be considered a nootropic under this definition. But i am sure you came here to find the real nootropics, the drugs that actually cause your brain to… Continue reading Boost your brain power with nootropics_ Risks, benefits, side effects.
Your body has a lot of microorganisms on and inside of it. Nothing to worry about, those microorganisms are essential, they help you digest food and they can even control your mood and appetite. This is called the microbiome. Scientists have been very interested latelly in the effects of the microbiome to our health.… Continue reading Calorie restriction diets, the microbiome and ageing. How to live longer.
In 2016 a study showed that a new species of bacteria discovered outside a bottle-recycling facility, could degrade plastic very efficiently. The name of this species is Ideonella sakaiensis. By understanding hot this microorganism degrades plastic we can use its powers to treat contaminated areas in ways that were not possible before. The way this… Continue reading Bacteria that synthesize enzymes to degrade plastic can solve pollution.
All universities, regardless of courses taught compete with each other through ranking systems. Those rankings appear to be valid, testing multiple aspects of a university and compiling a score to help students understand where they want to study. I cannot speak for the things that i have not experienced but i can give you my… Continue reading Studying biology. Does the University matter?
Stem cells have become a “trend word” recently due to their promising role in healthcare. Stem cells are present in all animals, they exist along with normal cells but they have some unique differences. When cells in your body die, they get replaced by stem cells, those cells divide as needed, one differentiates, takes up… Continue reading Stem cells may be able to cure almost everything soon.
Events like those in Chernobyl and Fukushima, make us reconsider the safety of radiation. A part of the population will inevitably be exposed to increased amounts of radiation due to their profession. But there are also other creatures that live in the environments we accidentally create and those organisms are perfect for testing how… Continue reading How radiation can alter the genetics of many future generations.
As legalization of Cannabis and related substances, is becoming more and more popular many people wonder how those substances perform as drugs. People tend to think that a lot of conditions can be treated with the use of cannabis like: neuropathic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), epilepsy; multiple sclerosis (MS), glaucoma; Crohn’s disease,; Parkinson’s… Continue reading Can marijuana be an actual drug? How effective is it?
I am referring to HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Use of those drugs has been shown to improve health in people suffering from diabetes, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases such as coronary heart diseases and stroke, fatty liver, and lipid metabolism. This sounds amazing. HMG CoA reductase inhibitors are statins that can lower LDL… Continue reading A family of amazing drugs
During early development, human brain structure changes. Cells in our brain can divide, differentiate and take up new roles. But a study published in 2017 argues that this process is extremely rare or non-existent in the adult hippocampus. This suggests that there can be no neuron formation in an adult brain. Such a fact would… Continue reading Can your brain cells regenerate?