Daily Archives: March 26, 2016

Enhanced absorption or transparency in hybrids of nanoparticles and graphene

The appealing side of nanotechnology lies in the fact that ordinary materials show surprising properties when their size is reduced to billionths of meters (nanometers). For example, we all know that silver is gray and gold is

Songbirds transport disease-carrying ticks

Every spring people love to see the birds return with their cheerful song. Surprisingly, some of these songsters transport tiny, disease-carrying ticks. These bird-feeding ticks are sometimes infected with disease-causing microorganisms that cause serious illnesses in humans

The social trauma of treatment resistant tuberculosis

The treatment of a man named Xiang for Treatment Resistant Tuberculosis (TRD) was previously reported within the scientific Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.  Xiang’s direct medical expenses were quoted to be in excess of $250,000 and his inability

New potential approach to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is emerging as one of the most common chronic liver disease, affecting up to 30% of the general population worldwide. NAFLD is characterized by hepatic fat accumulation exceeding 5% of liver weight,

Promoting positive results; Ignoring the negative ones: The story of spinal cord injury treatment press coverage

This is a story about the power of journalism. About how deliberate reporting changes medical opinions of experts and has a long lasting effect on the treatment of injured patients. Spinal cord injured patients are usually young