Hesham Shamshoum

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Medical school: Lessons in life – and death

For two years we've followed Tom Fordwoh in his bid to become a doctor. In this latest dispatch, he reveals how he survived his first year of medical school<p>Did you know that in the developing foetus, the heart begins to form above the primitive brain? Or that the marbled lungfish has a genome 20 …

Medical Journals

Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors and their Effects on Memory, Cognition & Alzheimer’s Disease

Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors are a class of compounds that prevent the breakdown of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine and influence brain …

Neuroscience

Cannabis Derived CBD Used To Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

I'm in!<p>Recent research out of Australia took mice that were bred to mimic symptoms of Alzheimers and who were given CBD from cannabis, the …

“Chaperone” Compounds Offer New Approach to Alzheimer's Treatment

Researchers have identified a new class of compounds—pharmacologic chaperones—that can stabilize the retromer protein complex (the blue and orange …

Speed of autism diagnosis must improve, experts say

<b>Children with autism are having to wait an average of three-and-a-half years before diagnosis, experts claim.</b><p>Adults with the condition have to wait an average of two years, causing anxiety and depression, the National Autistic Society and academics said.<p>In a letter to NHS England, 12,000 of the …

3 Overnight Products That Help You Wake Up with Better Skin

While you're drifting off to sleep, your skin is kicking into high gear. “At night skin repairs itself and has the opportunity to replenish moisture …

10 Tips That Can Take Your Life From Average to Awesome

<i>What are the top 10 good habits that I should follow daily to have a beautiful life? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Nicolas Cole, Creative Marketing Strategist, on Quora:</b><p>These 10 habits have helped me transform my life from one of frustration, anxiety, …

Am I Just Really Tired, or Do I Have Adrenal Fatigue?

<i>By Elinor Fish</i><p>I pulled the bed sheets over my head to block the morning sunshine from hitting my face. It was a beautiful July morning, a day I'd usually jump up, slip on my running shoes, and hit the trails for a fun long run.<p>But not today.<p>My head was foggy from a bad nights' sleep, my body felt …

6 Everyday Habits That Are Making You Bloated

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for Life by DailyBurn</i><p><i>"I swear my pants weren't this tight earlier today."</i> We've all said it at one time or another. That's because bloating is one of the most common -- and obvious -- stomach complaints around, says David T. Rubin, M.D., fellow of the American …

Solving quadratic equation algorithm - Flowchart

"In elementary algebra, a quadratic equation (from the Latin quadratus for "square") is any equation having the form ax^2+bx+c=0 where x represents …

Mathematics

Can a Computer Detect Schizophrenia Better Than a Therapist?

Critical cues that an algorithm just can't miss.<p>Mental-health professionals have long known that disorganized thought patterns present themselves in …

The Bacteria That Turn Amoebas Into Farmers

Most people think of bacteria as germs, signs of filth, or unwanted bringers of disease. Slowly, that view is changing. It is now abundantly clear that the bacteria that live on the bodies of other creatures help their hosts by digesting food, providing nutrients, protecting against disease, …

Beyoncé, Zendaya, and More

<b>Beyoncé</b>, <i>Vogue’s</i> September cover girl, is not only one of the most photogenic women in the world, she’s also imminently pinnable. Queen B, photographed by <b>Mario Testino</b>, appears twice on our top pins of the month list; as does another singing sensation, <b>Selena Gomez</b>, whose make-under was a knockout. …

New Research Shows DNA Can Be Altered by Trauma, Passed On to Offspring

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While we have long known that hereditary genes are responsible for physical attributes and for illnesses or allergies, scientists have discovered that the trauma experienced by one generation can alter genes and those mutations can be …

Researchers make a living circuit out of bacteria

Under the right circumstances, bacteria can be quite cooperative -- both with each other and the organism they're living in. A research team at Rice University has managed to exploit that natural congeniality to, for the first time, create a biological circuit that works much like a conventional …

Thousands of microbes found in house dust

<b>The dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different species of microbes, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder analysed the dust found in 1,200 households across the United States.<p>They discovered that the types of bacteria and fungi varied depending on …

What Your Genetic Blueprint Says About You: The Rise of Epigenetics

Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment. Now this idea, believe it or not, is quite new. Of course, prevention is always the ideal, but sadly the health care sector has been programmed to curing …