Classic Hits: Remade to Rock n’ Metal

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This installment of classic hits will take a look at rock covers. I am always intrigued by how a favorite hit from yesteryear can be re-arranged to sound just as good with crazy guitar riffs and screaming vocals thrown in. Let’s look at a few. One of Deborah Harry’s (a.k.a. Blondie) biggest hits came in … Read more

Classic Hits: From Remakes To Remixes

Remixed

Last time we talked about songs that had been re-made or covered by other artists. My next installment of Classic hits will be remixed. I like fast tempo music. Couple that with my love for classic 80s and 90s music and we have a winner! Here are a few of those I enjoy. First up, … Read more

Classic Hits: Remake or Remix?

Marilyn-Manson-Tainted-Love-Remake

Many of us love the music (and remakes) from the 80s and 90s (without actually revealing our age), so it’s difficult for us to accept when a newer artist decides to pay a ‘tribute’ to the original artists by reworking their songs to sound more modern. It’s a form of flattery that may work in … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Predicted By Early Cellular Changes

Ovarian Cancer is a disease that affects thousands of women annually. It ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women and accounts for more deaths than any other cancer of the reproductive system. The American Cancer Society predicts that in 2016, over twenty-two thousand women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer and over fourteen … Read more

Migraine Photophobia Gets The Green Light

A migraine is an intense throbbing or pulsing sensation in one area of the head, and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. They can last hours and some people find it difficult to function while others try their best to go about their daily lives even with the pain. … Read more

Diabetes Treatment Via Stem Cells: No More Tears

Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus, commonly referred to as just Diabetes, is a collective of metabolic diseases that cause a prolonged period of high sugar levels in the blood. Leaving it untreated can cause long term complications like cardiac events, stroke, kidney failure, foot ulcers, and eye damage. The main cause of Diabetes is either when the pancreas fails to … Read more

Nanoparticles: The Next Avenger In The War On Obesity

nanoparticles

Nanoparticles are particles that vary in size between 1 and 100 nanometers (1 billionth of a meter). Researchers at MIT (Langer Lab) and Brigham & Women’s Hospital (under Omid Farokhzad) have developed nanoparticles that act as vehicles for transporting anti-obesity drugs directly to adipose or fat tissue. The drugs work by converting White Adipose Tissue … Read more

L19-IL2: Building Immunity To Cancer

L19-IL2

Talk to any cancer survivor and they will proudly admit to surviving the treatment, whether radiation or chemo-therapy, which at times may feel worse than the actual symptoms of the cancer within them. Radiation therapy has long been a proven method of killing cancer cells as well as inducing a fair immune response to where … Read more

Music Snapshot: April Showers

Music

It’s April and time for another Music Snapshot, with music that’s keeping the club scene fresh and sparkling. I have some brand new music to share with you today and some you’ve probably already heard. Without further ado, let’s get started… First on the docket are a couple of Jersey brothers making up the electric … Read more

Zika Virus: A Thermally Stable Structure

Turn on the news as of late and there will undoubtedly be an article here or there about the Zika Virus. The Zika virus is a type of flavivirus (from the latin ‘flavus’ for yellow, as it was originally associated with yellow fever) that is of the family flaviviridae that includes the viruses for several … Read more

Major Development Made in Male Contraception

sperm contraception

Until now, contraception (hormonal or nonhormonal) has mainly been the responsibility of women, even if it means at times carrying a condom. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a way to produce an enzyme found in sperm that’s involved in its motility, or ability to move. This can lead to several … Read more

New Fungicides May Play A Role In Autism

Pesticide

Autism is something we are, as a society, getting more and more familiar with. A new study shows that at least 1 in 45 children in the US are now diagnosed with autism. It is no secret that fungicides (among other chemicals) are used daily in farming to keep the year’s crop from being eradicated. … Read more

Birth Control Pill Raises Risk Of Epileptic Seizures

Birth Control Pills may increase seizures

Seizures are a result of a chronic disorder called epilepsy. Many with epilepsy have more than one type of seizure and multiple neurological issues. The brain is the ultimate source of said seizures, and can affect any and many parts of the body as well as how long it lasts. A study just published in … Read more

Inherited Gene Alleles Affect Lifespan in Humans

Alleles

When one thinks of health, we usually consciously or subconsciously associate that with life and death as the ultimate measurement of said health, age being the actual measurement. Doctors Peter Joshi and Jim Wilson out of the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute of Population Health have identified DNA alleles that may actually have an effect … Read more

Cancer Tumors — Going To The Dox (Doxorubicin)

Cancer patients have enough to deal with. It all starts with a tumor. If it stops there, that can be a good prognosis. The trouble starts when the metastasized tumor cells start spreading to other organs and tissue. What if we can trick the secondary tumors into ingesting poison? Researchers at the Houston Methodist Research … Read more

Trioxacarcins: Nature’s Cancer Fighting Superhero

Trioxacarcins are naturally occurring antibiotics that fight cancerous tumors and can serve as a building block towards producing other drugs and therapies. Their complex molecular structures have made them an attractive target in trying to synthesize them in the lab. They are normally extracted from Streptomyces bottropensis, and they are cytotoxic by means of attaching … Read more

The March Madness Mix: The Year Of Moombahton

Anubis year of moombahton

It’s about that time to do a musical snapshot of what’s getting a lot of airplay on the radio. I’ve put together a set list (as my alter ego DJ Anubis) to listen to while you watch the March Madness Basketball or do whatever it is that you do! We’ll start with a favorite of … Read more

Kryptoxide is Born — Superman Breathes Easier… For Now

Superman

Krypton. The very term has been associated with two major influences in our lives. The most obvious being Superman, a superhero created in 1938 that hailed from the planet Krypton, and subsequently his downfall, attributed to the material known as Kryptonite. The second association with Krypton is with the color green (which may also have … Read more

The Cytotoxic Highway: Weeding Out The Bad From The Good.

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There’s only one thing that’s (arguably) worse than cancer, and that’s the treatment of cancer. The most common methods are either by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Neither is fun, and the side effects are just as bad as the symptoms of the disease itself. The side effects are usually due to the destruction of the … Read more

Achieving NERVANA: Dopamine Delivery On Demand

Pick up any health, food, or beauty magazine these days and you are bound to find a new latest article on the ‘Joys of Dopamine.’ It is akin to the ‘devil on your shoulder.’ This neurotransmitter is best known for its work during our time of craving and lust, be it gambling, sex, food, or … Read more

Cancer, Cancer Research, And Technology

Gene-Mutation-Cancer

We all know someone that swears by the adage “They have a cure for cancer, but they won’t give it to us because then they’d lose money.” Business practices aside, this may be true, but it isn’t the whole truth. We can “Shkrelify” every pharmaceutical company as much as we want, but the science behind all … Read more