July Monthly Archives

Sepsis- A Life Threatening Condition Arising Due to the Body’s Response to Infection

Sepsis- A Life Threatening

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to fight an infection leads to widespread inflammation. Medical practitioners are the last line of defense for patients affected with Sepsis. If these patients are not keenly monitored and treated, their condition might get worse, leading to organ failure within a short span of time. source A nationwide advocacy group called Sepsis Alliance, which …

Are The kids Suffering Because of Parents’ Technology Obsession?

In an office meeting, at a dinner date, or a get-together with friends, you would inevitably feel snubbed when the person opposite you gets engrossed in their smart phones. However, certain settings now require technology etiquette where you would not plunge into your personal digital world out of respect and deference. Now, imagine this scenario with your children who need more attention and validation in …

The Risks of Bladder and Kidney Cancer: Time to Leave the Couch and Start Exercising.

Sedentary Lifestyle

If the scare of obesity and bad posture related health issues wasn’t enough, the latest finding connecting an inactive sedentary lifestyle with cancer risk is surely alarming enough for you to leave that couch and stand up to take notice. According to a 2017 study by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, couch potatoes who are the epitome of recreational inactivity stand at a greater risk …

Immunotherapy: Mapping Genes to Better Precision Oncology Care.

Immunotherapy is the new treatment for cancer where the body’s own immune system is used to help in fighting the cancer cells. Immunotherapy works either by making the immune system fight harder or in a smarter way to overcome the cancer cells or specifically, by aiding the immune system with added components, like man-made proteins for the immune system. source This therapy works mainly in …

Ocular Flutter as The First Sign of a Breast Carcinoma

http://www.vjclinicalophthalmology.com/2017-videos-archive/100001VAM04CM2017-maes/video1.MP4 Article Abstract Introduction: Ocular flutter is a rare ophthalmic finding and can be the presenting sign of potentially serious disease. The most common etiology is a paraneoplastic disorder and therefore, a workup for a malignancy should always be initiated. Case Report: We present a case of a 48-year-old female who presented with a two-month history of progressive anorexia, wasting, vomiting and vertigo and recently …

The Plasma Membrane and the Cytoskeleton: A Gateway to Cells for Pathogens or New Targets with Therapeutic Potential?

Article Preview In the last century, several contributions were made on the organization and structure of the basic components of the cell, such as the plasma membrane. The fluid mosaic model proposed that the lipid bilayer functioned as a two-dimensional solvent, of neutral character and with little influence on the function of membrane proteins . However, we now know that the plasma membrane contains a …

A New Brain Network that Works Only for Social Interactions

We would do anything to know what is going on in the other person’s mind, to know what others are thinking. To a certain extent, we are able to deduce what the person opposite to us is thinking and we frame our responses and interactions with them accordingly. These understandings and interpretations of, thoughts and interactions, is necessary for the functioning and maintenance of social …

Zika: The New Apocalyptic Threat From Mosquitoes

Zika Virus

‘When it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close,’ said Bill Gates in a blog post once and the truth of this statement still resonates the world over. These messengers of death kill about 700,000 humans annually and cause several million cases of disabling diseases. The diseases borne by mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history taken together. …