Is DNA editing a cure-all?

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Is DNA editing a cure-all? Genetic disorders account for the vast majority of health disparities in the US. Most of the developed countries have been successful enough in controlling nutritional and infectious diseases in the population. However, genetic disorders continue to have a great impact on the general health and quality of life of individuals […]

Can Sleep Have an Impact on Mental Health?

Can Sleep Have an Impact on Mental Health? Why do we need sleep? Sleep is an essential physiological function that allows our body and mind to recharge. It plays a vital role in helping our bodies and minds recover and rejuvenate. Most adults require between 7 to 9 hours of nightly sleep. Sleep cycles are […]

Evolution in Response to the Sickle Cell Disease

  Image Credit: World Health Organization Since sickle cell anemia is an inherited disorder, it is obviously not as common as easily spreadable diseases like malaria. In fact, only around 250,000 children are born with sickle cell anemia worldwide, although millions are carriers for the sickle cell trait. The trait is considerably prevalent in people […]

Can houseplants be effective in purifying air?

Can houseplants be effective in purifying the air?   Living in a contemporary, energy-efficient structure may have unforeseen consequences. One of these unintended consequences is decreased airflow. Due to a lack of airflow, these conditions contribute to the development of health problems such as asthma or sick building syndrome. Indeed, contemporary furnishings, synthetic building materials, […]

Significant advancements in regenerative medicine stem cell research

Regenerative medicine Regenerative medicine is the area of biomedical science and medicine, focused on development of scientific and clinical approaches and cell therapies to repair or replace pathological cells, tissues or organs (appearing in the body due to disease or injury) by generating and employing stem cells for producing of new tissues and organs. What […]