Daily Archives: March 29, 2016

Caught in a loop – A story of how plants drop excess baggage

Plants shed their organs such as leaves, flowers, or fruits in response to environmental stimuli or developmental timing. For example, trees drop their leaves in the fall when they sense winter is coming. Plants also drop leaves

The history of carotid stroke

Carotid artery disease is a condition in which fatty deposition (plaque) within the vessel wall of one or both neck arteries causes progressive vascular narrowing. Plaque surface rupture leads to a shower of debris to the brain,

Improving nature’s own communication system to fight cancer

Our bodies are composed of trillions of different cells, which communicate with each other in order to keep us healthy. There are several ways in which messages can be sent back and forth between cells. One of

3D arrangement of elastic fibres in the human cornea

The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber, and is continuous with the white sclera. As part of the eye ball it has to be strong to protect the inner contents

Glucosamine reduces the need for pain medications in osteoarthritis, but the correct formulation is essential

For osteoarthritis, drugs that can delay disease progression have the potential to reduce the need for additional pain medications. But be careful which drug you chose: this effect is only shown with the prescription patented crystalline glucosamine