The health of our body is maintained by the equilibrium of redox control. Excessive external factors can disturb this equilibrium triggering disease and illnesses. Most of the diseases are caused by oxidative stress due to active oxygen, other free radicals, and lipid peroxides. Active oxygen, though vital to our body, cause considerable damage to the essential components of human body and disturbs the physiologically important functions of proteins, lipids, enzymes and DNA bearing the genetic code. DNA damage caused by oxidative stress is particularly dangerous and has the potential to lead to serious disorders. Continue reading
“Globalization” increasingly is about the converging environmental crises of the 21st century instead of about the world’s ever more globally interconnected economy.
Cases in point: Anthropogenic climate change, the continuing avalanche of the human population explosion, the looming global food crisis, intensive chemical farming practices and soil depletion, and California’s long-term drought. As these crises and challenges worsen, they are accelerating creative solutions — in the case of agriculture and food, the aeroponics-enabled water-wise and soil-less vertical greenhouse farm-in-the-city trend. Urban farmers are growing herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, and more in soil-less aeroponics tower gardens in small backyard and spacious warehouses, on balconies and high-rise rooftops, and in high-tech greenhouses. Continue reading
Several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, at an industry level, have discovered immunotherapy technologies that have yielded a number of compounds that hold promise for millions of cancer sufferers. Continue reading
Medical technology is providing new tools to fix problems and change the way we receive medical attention. If you wanted to remove a tattoo 20 years ago, you used make-up and wore clothing that covered it. Now, you can remove the unwanted tattoo’s ink using laser technology. As we enter 2014, expect to hear more about this exciting new development. Continue reading
The simple iPhone interface and Multi-Touch technology let busy doctors get up to speed quickly. Now that Apple has hundreds of medical apps available, iPhone becomes an instant pocket reference for everything from anatomical charts to diagnostic tools, allowing clinicians the freedom to create their own application workflows. Continue reading
A Doctor used his iPhone, in combination with an AliveCor — an iPhone-mounted sensor capable of delivering clinically accurate electrocardiograms — to measure the vital signs of a passenger experiencing severe chest pains at 30,000 feet. When the readings indicated that the passenger was, in fact, having a heart attack, Continue reading