December 6, 2013 - Scientists who look at rivers and watersheds and model changes to them from climate change predict that Africa will be the continent most affected by a warming planet. Why is that?
- Today Africa is 66% arid. Two of the largest deserts on Earth can be found here.
December 3, 2013 - Next year's World Cup will be hosted by Brazil with many of the group-stage matches taking place in cities such as Fortaleza, Natal and Salvador. These three have something in common. They are located in Brazil's northeast, a hotbed for exposure to tropical diseases. And the timing is perfect. Games will be played during the height of Dengue Fever season.
December 3, 2013 - A Cambridge, Massachusetts startup, Editas Medicine, is on a mission to develop life-changing treatments of diseases through a method called genome editing. This involves modification of the human genome to treat diseases at a genetic level.
December 2, 2013 - Two cardiothoracic surgeons at University of Utah Health Care have teamed up to deliver stem cells to a damaged heart in what is described as retrograde heart therapy. The procedure is performed through a catheter and therefore is minimally invasive. It involves injecting stem cells directly into a patient's heart to improve its function.
You’re at the dentist for a checkup.
“You’re going to need a root canal. We can do it today, or you can come back and we’ll do it in a couple of weeks,” she tells you.
November 18, 2013 - In 1967 the United States, United Kingdom and Soviet Union created a charter to define the laws governing sovereignty in outer space.
November 16, 2013 - For those who have been reading my blog for sometime you may remember that I have talked about congenital heart disease (CHD) in a rather personal way because my daughter was born with a complex heart lesion that required multiple surgical
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