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Multiple Sclerosis and Potential Research for Treatment

Zwar Chaudry

Multiple Sclerosis and Potential Research for Treatment

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a multifactorial disease that causes inflammation and demyelination in brain tissue eventually leading to damage in sensory and motor function. Research published in the Journal NeuroScience shows that MS affects about 350,000 people annually with its onset peak age of 20-40 years. Multiple Sclerosis disproportionately affects more females than males at about a two to one ratio. Previous studies on MS have shown that it is a complex disease which has genetic, environmental and immunological factors that work together to manifest it. However, research on how marrow stromal cells (MSCs) isolated in culture from the bone...


We Found a New Organ?

Ali Chaudry

We Found a New Organ?

Has the medical field just found a new organ in our bodies? Well, in his anatomical drawings Leonardo da Vinci initially classified it as one continuous organ. However, now the mesentery which connects your intestines to your abdomen has now been classified as an organ. A few centuries after da Vinci’s classification the mesentery was commonly recognized as fragments of the small intestine, transverse colon and sigmoid colon in the medical field.   However, now thanks to Dr. J. Calvin Coffey from the University of Limerick who has provided compelling evidence proving that the mesentery is not a fragment of...


New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Ali Chaudry

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

The dawn of the 21st century saw the rise of HIV, one of the deadliest viruses in human history. More so, studies carried out in 2016 show that more than 36.7 million people are living with the virus globally. However, there could be some hope in the slaying of this deadly virus. Research shows that HIV infected patients naturally produce broadly neutralizing antibodies. With this in mind, the US National Institutes of Health and Sanofi, who are a pharmaceutical company have been working on a treatment which involves the usage of these broadly neutralizing antibodies. Before this incredible breakthrough, due...


CRISPR: the future of genetic engineering

Ali Chaudry

CRISPR: the future of genetic engineering

Molecular biologists have discovered a precise biological surgical scissors created in nature that could be used to cut and modify DNA rapidly. The CRISPR-Cas9 system is the new-age genetic engineering tool that has been developed to revolutionize the way we understand and manipulate DNA for ourselves. This system, found in select bacteria, functions to locate and eliminate foreign genetic material that might be dangerous to the bacteria. This tool has provided biologists with methods to accelerate the understanding of the human genome and ability to create better tools to manipulate it to their liking. According to researchers, this discovery could...