Why does our body actually need water? How do you know if you’re hydrated, and how can you maintain your hydration?
One in three people develop shingles in their lifetime. What causes this epidemic? The same virus that causes chickenpox causes shingles, Varicella-zoster virus (VZV)1. VZV is a member of the herpes family - whose other members are responsible for cold sores and genital herpes1. The first infection with VZV causes chickenpox2. Once the active infection is over, the virus becomes latent - it’s still present in your body, but it’s now hiding from your immune system in nerve cells i.e. neurons3. If the virus re-activates, this secondary infection is called shingles3.
Stem cells have the potential to change the face of healthcare. How can we generate these cells in the lab? This article gives a brief overview of induced pluripotent stem cell technology and how this can be applied to treat patients.
How much water should you drink every day? Does caffeine dehydrate you? How much water should you drink during exercise? Answers to these questions and more!
Despite their incredible size and widespread adoration by the general public, surprisingly little is known about the behavior and distribution of many cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises). From acoustic tracking to electronic tagging technologies, new approaches are laying the groundwork for more effective study and conservation of cetaceans.