Monthly Archives: January 2018

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A blog about life...literally

Ketones, The Savior of Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, in other words symptoms will consist of memory loss and many other abilities that greatly effect one’s daily life. Before a recent discovery scientists have determined the greatest risk factor as … Keep Reading

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The EpiPen: Its Function and Dysfunction

EpinephrineImage from Wikimedia Commons Epinephrine- more commonly known as adrenaline (C₉H₁₃NO₃) – is a hormone naturally secreted by the adrenal glands which sit on top of the kidneys; it is also genetically engineered for uses such as the EpiPen. It … Keep Reading

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The Royal Sea Star

Image from Wikimedia Commons The Royal Sea Star can be found in the Atlantic Ocean, specifically the United States through the Caribbean to Brazil. It is named the Royal Sea Star for their bright purple and orange color. The Sea … Keep Reading

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Gene Therapy: A New Frontier in Cancer Treatment

There are about 20,000 to 25,000 genes in a single strand of DNA. Genes are coded messages that give cells information about how to make proteins. Can the genes in your body help to combat, and even one day cure, … Keep Reading

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The EyeWriter

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cell in the human body. There are two types of ALS: sporadic and familial. Sporadic ALS makes up about 95% of all cases of ALS. This type of ALS … Keep Reading

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The Unknown Life of Earth

There is a staggering number of organisms on the planet we live on and scientists have discovered approximately 1.3 million different species at this moment. Although it is astounding to learn this is only an estimated 14 percent of life … Keep Reading

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What If You Could Predict Your Baby’s Gender?

It has always been a matter of fact that offspring have a 50% chance of being born as either male or female. However, new studies from Newcastle University are now helping families predict their future child’s sex based on the … Keep Reading

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