10 Digestive System Facts For You To Chew On

The digestive system is one of the earliest body systems that we learn about in school. We practice drawing all of the organs involved in the process and remembering the functions of each one of them. Nature has designed our bodies in such a way that we know how to assimilate good nutrients from the […]

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Timeline:  July 19, 1921 – May 30, 2011 Place of study:  Hunter College, USA University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, USA Famous for:  Development of the radioimmunoassay (RIA) technique, which helped in the screening of various types of hepatitis; identify hormone-related health problems such as diabetes mellitus; detect foreign substances in the blood including some cancers […]

Precision Medicine 101: The Future of Treatments

Our health collectively depends on a lot of factors. They include our genes, our diet, how well we take care of ourselves as well as the environment surrounding us. Some people are born with a compromised immune system, which makes them more prone to diseases. Others don’t mind their eating habits and end up with […]

Joseph Murray

Timeline:  April 1, 1919 – November 26, 2012 Place of study:  Harvard Medical School, USA Famous for:  Performing the first successful human kidney transplant Performing the world’s first successful allograft  Performing the world’s first cadaveric renal transplant Awards:  Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1990) American Surgical Association’s Medal for Distinguished Service to Surgery American […]

Alexander Fleming

Timeline:  6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955 Place of study:  St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, Paddington Famous for:  Discovery of the world’s first broadly effective antibiotic substance, benzylpenicillin (Penicillin G) Discovery of the enzyme, lysozyme Awards: Fellow of the Royal Society (1943) Cameron Prize for Therapeutics of the University of Edinburgh (1945) Nobel Prize […]

How Asthma Patients Can Tackle COVID-19 Smartly

The COVID-19 pandemic is nothing short of a nightmare for us. It becomes one step more undesirable for patients with respiratory problems, because catching COVID-19 could be potentially fateful for them. Patients with asthma, COPD, bronchitis etc. have probably been on the edge since this pandemic began. It is very essential for them to take […]

Hepatitis Facts : World Hepatitis Day 2020

Every year on 28 July, World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is observed to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, its impact on the world and influence real change in people. In 2020 the theme is ‘Find the Missing Millions’. Today, there are nearly 300 million living with viral hepatitis. Their lives are in danger because they are […]

CRISPR Technology: A Revolutionary Gene Editing Tool

In recent years, genetic engineering has had various advancements. Due to this, genetic engineers are expanding their study in fields ranging from agriculture to biomedical science. One interesting and rather popular tool for gene editing is the “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats” or simply, CRISPR technology. Let’s learn more about it in this blog! […]

Marie Curie

Timeline:  7 November 1867 –  4 July 1934 Place of study:  University of Paris, France Famous for:  Discovery of two elements, polonium and radium Techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes Development of the theory of radioactivity Conducted studies for the treatment of neoplasms using radioactive isotopes Developed mobile radiography units to provide X-ray services to field […]