Not all cancers are equally lethal: cancer in your prostate means a longer survival rate than a malignancy in your brain, for example. But even prostate cancer comes in multiple flavors ranging from manageable to very bad. By analyzing the mutated genome of a tumor, doctors can now pinpoint whether a cancer is sensitive to
Rhesus factor is a substance found in people’s blood. Everybody’s blood is either rhesus positive or rhesus negative. On its own the rhesus factor does not cause health problems. But when a mother is Rh negative and her fetus is Rh positive, there can be health risks for that fetus and for the fetus of
Stem cells represent the new frontier of medicine and the concrete hope of curing diseases that seemed incurable until yesterday. It is common knowledge that a number of research institutes are concentrating all of their efforts precisely on stem cells, so as to fully understand their properties and treatment potential. Stem cells have the remarkable
Our bodies are made up of 100 trillion cells that perform billions of reactions per second each and every day. Oxidation is a normal process by which our body uses oxygen (hence the term oxidation) for energy metabolism. During virtually every cell function, including the creation of ATP (our body’s energy currency) electrons are passed back and
Telomeres are gene sequences present at chromosomal ends and are responsible for maintaining genome integrity. Telomere length is maximum at birth and decreases progressively with advancing age and thus is considered as a biomarker of chronological aging. Every time a cell divides, its telomeres get a little shorter. Years of replication can eventually wear telomeres
Spine surgery is a rapidly evolving field as more traditional large open spine surgeries continue to give way to minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgical techniques. The O-arm® Imaging System is a complete multi-dimensional surgical imaging system. It is designed for use in spine, orthopaedic, and trauma-related surgeries. During back or spine surgery, precision is everything.