Science Tag

Medicine is one of the most coveted and noble professions- and this is no joke. The studying and knowledge part of it is one giant part of it- it enables one to stand in a position toassess and understand what the patient is undergoing- but another testing element of this profession is the responsibility of dealing with patients who could be in pain, not able...

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The term ‘psychedelic’ is derived from the Greek wordspsyche, "soul, mind" and delein, "to manifest", hence "soul-manifesting", the inference being that psychedelics can access the soul and develop unused potentials of the human mind. Scientifically speaking, the primary action of a psychedelic is via serotonin receptor agonism, leading to an altered state of consciousness. Although these drugs are mostly associated with recreation, parallelism can be...

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Using screws and wires for fixing fractured bones is a common procedure. In fact, in some cases, these may be the only solution. However, what is also common is the probability of these screws causing an infection. It is common for patients to feel an irritation in the operated area, and if on further check-up, the problem is considered severe, the screws and such other...

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  What separates humans from most other species is our multifaceted internal neural system which sets our mobility apart from all. The science of human movement is a complex one, and often research in accordance to it during situations such as strokes or hindrance of any kind of movement, draws to no conclusion because of this very complexity. The nervous system is like a house of...

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Synthetic biology allows scientists to use the concept of both engineering and molecular biology to successfully change the molecular construction of a cell. Using different viruses to get the modification done, they get the cell to act in the desired manner. These re-engineering methods can help treat diseases such as cancer and diabetes, but for a long time, it was unknown, as to how to...

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fireworks

A splendid fireworks display can be the highlight of any festival. It’s a feast for the senses. And lately, it’s not just been festivals, even small celebrations, such as graduations or sporting events are a popular time for this colorful artistry. Long before a show begins, these fireworks have to be designed. At what height should they explode? How broad should the burst be? What...

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Hazel

Hazel L. Sive is an educator and biologist who was born in South African. She is a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, an associate member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),  and also a professor of Biology there. At MIT, she founded and directed an initiative facilitating research and collaboration with African countries and worked to increase opportunities for...

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It is a fact known to all that machines are gradually taking over or have somewhat taken over most of the jobs. Works that were previously done by human beings are now being done by robots. Robots have displaced a large number of people from their jobs and caused high unemployment in many places. However, the real question arises when people ask what would happen...

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