March 23, 2018

A seven year project between US and Mali has ended recently with astonishing results. Under five child mortality decreased from 154deaths per 1000 children to 7 per 1000 children.  This study suggests that for small amounts of money, child mortality can be decreased drastically and thousands of lives could be saved.

How was it done? Health workers would go to houses checking on children who has symptoms such as pneumonia...

December 10, 2017

We are the edge of a world filled with incredible new advances in medicine thanks to a technique called gene therapy. Caroline and Cole, siblings from Arkansas, participated in a clinical trial in 2014 where they received a pioneering treatment using gene therapy that was able to restore their eyesight. Both children suffered from LCA prior to treatment.  Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA) is a rare inherited eye diseas...

October 9, 2017

The new study, published online July 18 in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, provides a new clue to whether Venus could have ever supported life. According to the new simulations, Venus had just the right amount of cloud cover, carbon dioxide and water to start with, and could have formed an ocean. 

This finding could help researchers find other habitable planets outside of solar system. 

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April 14, 2017

When I decided to be a doctor, I never really quite understood what it meant. I wouldn’t have predicted the amazing highs of directly impacting someone’s life, nor the deep lows when a patient did poorly. Every day, it’s a gift to have the opportunity to care for patients in their most vulnerable times. Despite the stress, long hours away from home and family, I could never imagine a different career.” Nicholas Osborne,...

February 1, 2017

Biostatistician Ben Carter of King’s College London and his colleagues  recently looked for associations between poor sleep and electronic devices before bed. They found that kids between ages 6 and 19 who used screen-based media around bedtime slept worse and were more tired in the day. Why? Phones, tablets

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