ALS is a disease which, for reasons not well understood, destroys the nerves in the spinal cord which supply muscle. Over time, the victim loses the ability to walk, hold objects, stand, swallow, and ultimately, breathe. It’s a horrendous and baffling condition.
The regular use of CS tear gas in Ferguson has been widely reported. What is it, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated?
67 year old female recovering from lye poisoning. How does caustic soda cause tissue damage?
The World Health Organization announced it is confident an Ebola vaccine will be available by 2015. GlaxoSmithKline will proceed with human trials within one month.
Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation – headspace (http://www.headspace.org.au/) – is a fantastically successful, nationwide network of youth-friendly clinics which offer medical, psychological, educational and addiction services, for ages 12 to 25. The Canadian Graham Boeckh Foundation –
– has partnered with headspace to bring this exciting model to Canada.
BIL the unconference is the grassroots response to TED. This year, Cosmo Mielke, PhD, an astrophysicist and obesity geneticist spoke at BIL Vancouver about the interactive genetics of obesity and diabetes. He founded infino.me, an open-science genomics experiment which you can join and contribute your personal biodata in the fight against preventable disease.