Strokes: Ischemic and Hemorrhagic

Strokes: Ischemic and Hemorrhagic

The fourth leading cause of death in the United States is a stroke. A person dies from a stroke every four minutes. Someone has a stroke every four seconds. Strokes happen when the blood supply to the brain is altered in some form, either not enough blood or too much blood on the brain. During […]

Human Evolution Is Unique?

Human Evolution Is Unique?

Uniqueness of Human Evolution is a pretty debatable topic; however, several facts and scholarly discussions have tilted the balance in favor of the motion. According to the Human Genome Project, one human being has almost 25,000 genes and these genes are responsible for the overall characteristics of the person. The Human Genome is nothing but […]

Therapy Uses Genetics to Combat Health Issues

Therapy Uses Genetics to Combat Health Issues

Gene therapy is being used to combat a variety of health issues with positive outlooks. Bluebird Bio, a biotechnology company, may be able to significantly improve quality of life and health for those suffering from beta-thalassemia, a rare genetic blood disorder. Beta-thalassamia is responsible for faulty links in the beta chain of hemoglobin, the transporter […]