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The Human Microbiome

More than two decades ago, the human DNA was analysed to find out how many genes are present. Initially researchers theorized that the more complex the organism, the higher the number of genes. However, from the Human Genome Project, it was discovered that humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes. It was also noted that... Continue Reading →

Pharmacogenesis: The Future of Medicine

Usually the same medicines are prescribed to all patients except in special cases such as if a patient is allergic or is not comfortable with a particular medicine. The field of precision medicine aims to tailor medical treatment to a particular person or group of people. Pharmacogenomics is a branch of precision medicine in which... Continue Reading →

The Genomic Age of Medicine

For hundreds of years scientists had been trying to understand health and disease. They believed that with this knowledge, they can further better cures for human diseases. From Robert Hooke, who was the first person to view a micro-organism with a microscope in the 17th century to Schleiden and Schwann who established the cell theory... Continue Reading →

How to overcome a heartbreak  

We’ve all been in love passionately and thought that we had found our soul mate, the person who was destined for us and with whom we wanted to build the rest of our lives. However, sometimes reality catches up with us and we don't see things through to the end, especially those we thought would... Continue Reading →

Do you think everyone should get vaccinated?

Nowadays, there are many people who are suspicious about vaccination. Prejudices about vaccination question its effectiveness on certain diseases. There are also many debates about the possible danger of certain components used but despite all these prejudices, the vaccine remains a good way to ensure the good health of your children. First, the vaccine is... Continue Reading →

Is Vegetarianism a diet to adopt?

Imagine living in a world where you are deprived from your rights and tortured to be eaten by other creatures. Vegetarianism used to be an unusual lifestyle choice. But, today it is becoming more common and accepted by mainstream society. While there are many reasons for choosing a vegetarian diet, the most important are economic... Continue Reading →

The New Year Has Started, Now What?

It's a relief that the new year has finally started. The New Year isn't just about time moving forward. It's also about what more we want to do. Many people may make a list of resolutions but may not be able to achieve them. It can be due to procrastination or having impractical resolutions. There's... Continue Reading →

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