HFBoards

HFBoards (http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/index.php)
-   Sciences (http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/forumdisplay.php?f=245)
-   -   Human Biology, Diseases, Research, etc. (http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showthread.php?t=1306063)

Silence Of The Plams 12-10-2012 01:32 PM

Human Biology, Diseases, Research, etc.
 
Hello everyone,

This thread is to help us share ideas, theories, research, experience, and everything related to human biology, including any diseases, causes, treatments, preventions, research on them, and anything related. Keep it civil, and try to stay on track when posting here.

I'll start.. I'm an undergrad student doing some research on certain forms of cancer, more specifically stomach cancer, and looking for the causes, preventions, treatments (safer than chemo and radiation) and such.

Oh, and this is for any quirks, diseases etc. Post stories and oddities, if any. Be sure to try and explain them if you can for a more educated world!

Hank Chinaski 12-11-2012 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThatCrazyRangerFan (Post 56424283)
I'll start.. I'm an undergrad student doing some research on certain forms of cancer, more specifically stomach cancer, and looking for the causes, preventions, treatments (safer than chemo and radiation) and such.

Cool stuff. What of research are you doing specifically? Is it clinical stuff, or more benchwork?

Silence Of The Plams 12-11-2012 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hank Chinaski (Post 56449399)
Cool stuff. What of research are you doing specifically? Is it clinical stuff, or more benchwork?

Right now since I just start doing it, it's more like I follow Doc around and all that. Next semester It'll get more in depth.

LadyStanley 05-12-2014 03:18 PM

http://news.discovery.com/human/heal...mkcpgn=rssnws1

With ~300,000 people per year infected by Lyme Disease, only 10% properly diagnosed, the race is on to come up with a vaccine to prevent the disease. Researchers have to account for different proteins passed on from the ticks based on locations.

LadyStanley 05-12-2014 03:26 PM

http://news.discovery.com/tech/robot...mkcpgn=rssnws1

Robotic "Luke Skywalker" arm gets FDA approval


SciFi comes to real life

KesselBuiltMyHotrod 05-12-2014 05:12 PM

I have the option to research cancer or stem cells.

Which one is better.

LadyStanley 05-12-2014 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KesselBuiltMyHotrod (Post 84999899)
I have the option to research cancer or stem cells.

Which one is better.

Cancer has more growth potential (sorry for the unintended pun -- but we'll either die from cancer or heart failure).

KesselBuiltMyHotrod 05-12-2014 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyStanley (Post 85002067)
Cancer has more growth potential (sorry for the unintended pun -- but we'll either die from cancer or heart failure).

Heart disease is my third option but eff that.

I don't know, I think regenerative medicine interests me more.

LadyStanley 05-19-2014 12:53 AM

http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-...mkcpgn=rssnws1

How wearable tech is changing exercise research

LadyStanley 05-31-2014 12:06 PM

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27482574

Chronic pain may be "inherited"

LadyStanley 06-15-2014 12:46 AM



Did laughter evolve to make us healthy?

Novak Djokovic 06-15-2014 01:02 AM

Currently doing HIV research; it's focused on pregnant women and preventing vertical transmission. I have had the opportunity to work with Infectious Diseases Resident, Doctors and Pharmacist (my supervisor for the summer). As a Pharmacy student, our role is primarily on drug therapy outcomes for the women and the babies.

You may not know this, but if diagnosed early enough (>4 weeks before pregnancy) and proper therapy is administered (HART...won't get into the specifics) to the women and the baby (zidovudine), the vertical transmission rate is ~1%.

LadyStanley 06-16-2014 06:43 PM

http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sci...0616093319.htm
Prental stress can increase risk of overweight in adulthood



http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sci...0616093323.htm
Caffeine affects boys, girls differently after puberty, study finds
Quote:

Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four. Despite this, there is little research on the effects of caffeine on young people. Following a recent study, one researcher remarked: "We found an interaction between gender and caffeine dose, with boys having a greater response to caffeine than girls."

http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sci...0616111016.htm
Cellular force that drives allergy, asthma can be blocked by interferon, immunologists find


http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sci...0616111020.htm
Common blood pressure medication may pose risk to older adults


http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sci...0616130347.htm
Sports physicals no substitute for comprehensive checkups


http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sci...0616130911.htm
High-altitude weight loss may have an evolutionary advantage

LadyStanley 06-20-2014 11:37 PM

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/04/2...ommon-vertigo/

More than 7 million in US suffer from vertigo. Now a doctor has come up with a simple maneuver (she calls it the half somersault maneuver) that seems to reset the gravity sensing particles in the inner ear.

PredsV82 06-21-2014 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyStanley (Post 86738975)
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/04/2...ommon-vertigo/

More than 7 million in US suffer from vertigo. Now a doctor has come up with a simple maneuver (she calls it the half somersault maneuver) that seems to reset the gravity sensing particles in the inner ear.

thats awesome!! thank you for the link

(for those playing at home, this maneuver only works with a specific form of vertigo caused by loose particles in the inner ear.)

Doland 06-21-2014 08:16 PM

Anybody currently in med school/attended med school/planning on it in the very near future here?

LadyStanley 06-21-2014 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doland (Post 86763493)
Anybody currently in med school/attended med school/planning on it in the very near future here?

No. But I do have friends/relatives who are doctors.

Doland 06-21-2014 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyStanley (Post 86763651)
No. But I do have friends/relatives who are doctors.

Was looking into it, figured someone may have some insight.

Tricolore#20 06-22-2014 02:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doland (Post 86763493)
Anybody currently in med school/attended med school/planning on it in the very near future here?

Finished medical school at the University of Alberta in 2009, and moved to Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children to do my Paediatrics residency thereafter. Earned my FRCPC in Paeds last year. Currently in my third year of neonatal/perinatal fellowship in Toronto. I'm going to start working as a neonatologist in the coming months... Would be happy to answer any questions about medicine and the profession if interested.

(I used to post a lot more in these forums back in 2003-2007ish, but school/residency/fellowships got in the way!)

PredsV82 06-22-2014 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doland (Post 86763493)
Anybody currently in med school/attended med school/planning on it in the very near future here?

Nineteen years in practice in otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) in Kentucky.

So you can have a US and Canadian perspective :)

WarriorOfGandhi 06-23-2014 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doland (Post 86763969)
Was looking into it, figured someone may have some insight.

my girlfriend just finished her first year of residency. My advice to you based on her experience is to get used to not sleeping.

LadyStanley 06-23-2014 11:28 AM

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Disco...udy-140623.htm

Autism-Pesticide Link Found in Calif. Study

LadyStanley 06-24-2014 10:29 PM

Antibiotic developed 50 years ago may be the key to fighting 'superbugs'
 
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sci...0623141724.htm

Quote:

Novel dosing regimens for polymyxin combinations to maximize antibacterial activity and to minimize the emergence of resistance and toxicity -- this has been the focus of a recent research study. Developed more than 50 years ago, polymyxins were not subject to modern antibiotic drug development standards. And they have proved to be toxic to both the kidneys and nervous system.
Don't like that last sentence, but you might have to "risk" it if the alternative is worse.

Gentle Ben Kenobi 06-25-2014 04:58 PM

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...d-case-n140041

Quote:

Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.

Investigators say former Iowa State University laboratory manager Dong-Pyou Han has confessed to spiking samples of rabbit blood with human antibodies to make an experimental HIV vaccine appear to have great promise.


After years of work and millions in National Institutes of Health grants, another laboratory uncovered irregularities that suggested the results — once hailed as groundbreaking — were bogus.
That sucks

LadyStanley 06-26-2014 10:28 AM

http://bionicly.com/2014/06/five-way...nizing-health/

Five Ways IBM Watson is Revolutionizing Health

Quote:

Ever since IBM’s artificial intelligent computer Watson annihilated the two most successful contestants on Jeopardy! in 2011 people have been in awe of the continuously learning super-intelligent computer and how it could benefit mankind.

Not surprisingly one way is through health and IBM is working on a number of health-related initiatives by applying its ability to absorb vast quantities of data to make intelligent based decisions. Here are five ways IBM Watson is revolutionizing health.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:55 AM.

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com, A property of CraveOnline, a division of AtomicOnline LLC ©2009 CraveOnline Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.