More than 25 million people around the world and about 1% of all people in the western world suffer from schizophrenia at one point in their lives. Half of America’s mental patients are schizophrenic. This mental illness causes delusion, hallucinations, thought disorders, loss of separation between self and non self, and deterioration of everyday mental, … Continue reading Schizophrenia: The Voices in Your Head
Conjoined twins are sets of identical twins that are physically connected. Conjoined twins begin as a single fertilized egg, usually this egg will develop into one baby, but sometimes this egg will divide in half, resulting in a set of identical twins. The cause of conjoined twins is when the fertilized egg is dividing, but … Continue reading Separating The Truth of Conjoined Twins
GMOs are regularly debated over, mainly safety versus progress. So what exactly is a GMO? A GMO is a genetically modified organism which by definition is an organism (like plants and animals) which has had its DNA altered or changed (“Genetic Engineering” 1). In order to change the DNA we use genetic engineering which is … Continue reading What is GMO (aka Genetically Modified Food)?
Many people wonder why some people are left hand dominant and some are right hand dominant. Even crows have proven to show if they are left beaked or right beaked. It shows because they have preferences on what side they hold the stick they use to poke larvae out of holes. Do all animals have … Continue reading Why are Some People Left-Handed?
How old are your parents? What about your grandparents? Scientists and doctors alike know that many diseases and disorders are linked to aging. Examples of these include Alzheimer’s Disease, cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline. Some diseases linked with age have methods of decreasing the risk of being subjected to them. However, until recently, they didn’t … Continue reading Aging with Longevity
Scientists from California have found a new hormone that can act against weight gain and normalizes peoples’ metabolism; this is commonly affected with exercising. The new hormone dubbed “MOTS-c” mainly attacks muscle tissue and it’s sensitivity, prevent insulin resistance. With this, it shows that there is a huge advance in treatments for sicknesses that could … Continue reading Weight loss without everyday exercise
“Jacob, go shower we have to do your infusion.” I hear my mom say that once a week. My brother has to take medicine every day twice a day. He needs the infusion to fight off infections. He has a life threatening gene mutation called NEMO. NEMO is IKKgamma or IKBKG gene mutation. It is classified … Continue reading NEMO: A RARE PRIMARY IMMUNE DEFICIENCY DISEASE
DNA has been known as the central dogma of Biology since its power to control the traits of an organism was discovered. It determines the traits of every creature on Earth as it holds all of the information used to produce the essential proteins that all of us need. This fact then leads our scientists … Continue reading GMOs: To Consume or Not to Consume? That Is the Question
A Trait tends to come directly from the parent to the child. The odds then are very good that it’s a dominant trait. A trait can also skip a generation or come out of nowhere, and then the odds are it’s a recessive trait. If the two traits from your parents blend, then it is … Continue reading Dominant and recessive traits
We have recently found that Neanderthals are more closely related to humans than previously thought. At least 1/5 of Neanderthal genome are in humans today. This influences skin, hair and diseases people have today. Neanderthals lived around Europe and Asia until they became extinct about 40,000 years ago. Modern humans were set apart from Neanderthals … Continue reading Neanderthals, do they walk among us?