Friday, October 17, 2014

Chemotherapy and it's side effects

Chemotherapy side effects
Chemotherapy drugs kill cancer cells, but they can also damage healthy cells. This damage to healthy cells causes side effects. Different cells and tissues in the body tolerate chemotherapy differently. Chemotherapy drugs have the greatest effect on rapidly dividing cells, such as blood cells in the bone marrow, cells lining the mouth and gastrointestinal (GI) tract and hair follicle cells.

What causes side effects?
Cancer cells tend to grow fast, and chemo drugs kill fast-growing cells. But because these

Experiences from Ebola Outbreak zone



Interview with Photojournalist Neil Brandvold

Q&A: What It’s Like to Cover Ebola
After returning from West Africa, photojournalist Neil Brandvold is isolating himself as a precaution.

Photojournalist Neil Brandvold recently shot video of patients and caregivers in Liberia and Sierra Leone, at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,400 people in recent months.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Twitter, Facebook and Zinch may help you to find out Scholarships


Going to college can be expensive, especially after the four or five years it takes you to finish your undergraduate degree. The average American student graduates from college owing $20,000 in debt. However, there are ways to make your college experience less of a financial burden, and applying for scholarships is a fantastic way to do so. Not only will you receive financial rewards, but winning a scholarship can also help you gain stable employment after graduation or help you out if you're looking to apply for grad school. One great way to find scholarships is over various social media sites, including Twitter and

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine 2014


The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014

Photo: David Bishop, UCL
John O'Keefe
Prize share: 1/2
Photo: Kavli Institute, NTNU, 
CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
May-Britt Moser
Prize share: 1/4
Photo: Kavli Institute, NTNU, CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Edvard I. Moser
Prize share: 1/4

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 was divided, one half awarded to John O'Keefe, the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain".
Reference:  "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 6 Oct 2014. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2014/

Friday, September 26, 2014

Career opportunities in Medical Biochemistry Degree


Biochemistry involves studying the chemistry of living things such as substances, compounds and processes. Biochemists combine the fields of microbiology, cell biology, genetics, chemistry, cell biology, and physics in their day-to-day work or experiments. They get into the most, minute characteristics of organisms, and their biological processes. They may be identifying the way in which DNA, which carries the genetic information, is
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