• The Benefits Of A Herpes Infection

    The Benefits Of A Herpes Infection0

    Herpes boosts the immune system and helps fight off other viruses. Between 50 to 80% of all American 40-year-olds are infected with the herpesvirus CMV. “Yuck!” you may well be thinking: painful sores, ungainly blisters and infectious STDs come to mind. Luckily though, the majority of CMV carriers never show any such symptoms. Surprisingly, having

  • Sick Of Stress: Is Fear Making Us Ill?

    Sick Of Stress: Is Fear Making Us Ill?10

    Fear of terror increases pulse, the risk of disease and subsequent death. The jitters, cold sweats, fast heart rates, heavy breathing. Fear is known to provoke strong bodily reactions. But how much does fear really influence our health? Can fear make you ill? And if so, is this preventable? In a study published in PNAS

  • Removing Disease from the Genome

    Removing Disease from the Genome0

    Scientists removed and replaced gene causing muscular dystrophy in mice. Most diseases are really complex. Not just when it comes to symptoms and outward appearance, but also considering their tangled genetic roots. Often, many genes are involved, as well as numerous interactions between them. Some, however, have a simpler foundation consisting of only one or

  • Toxin Is The Cause Of ALS

    Toxin Is The Cause Of ALS0

    New treatment is closer. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a relatively rare neurodegenerative disease which represents a revelant economic and social burden. ALS has a late onset and is characterized by the loss of upper and lower neurons leading to muscle weakness and paralysis. From the point when symptoms start, most patients have about three

  • Your Risk Of Disease: Would You Want To Know?

    Your Risk Of Disease: Would You Want To Know?2

    Top DNA testing company has been banned from selling its popular test. It was only a few weeks ago that I was discussing this hot topic with my flatmate. Private companies are selling a direct-to-consumer service that scans your genome for disease-associated variations in your DNA sequence. Who wouldn’t want to know their future risk

  • Scientists Detect Alzheimer’s In Patient’s Blood

    Scientists Detect Alzheimer’s In Patient’s Blood0

    Are we close to a practical test for Alzheimer’s? It’s no news that Alzheimer’s disease is a serious problem. 1 in 9 people over the age of 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s, and 1 in 3 seniors of age 85 and older have the disease. In addition to wide-spread, the condition is debilitating, time-consuming, and expensive