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October 2011 - Posts

Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive drug used worldwide [1]. Regular Coffee Drinking has been recently in the NEWS several times and has been linked with the following Health Benefits: 1) Regular Coffee Drinkers are less likely to have Read More
Star Trek’s unnamed computer capabilities are coming to Healthcare. IBM's Supercomputer Watson (Dr. Watson) has been under development since 2006. It is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural Read More
A brief overview of Picosecond Laser:   Pico- (p) is a prefix used in metric system of measurement to denote the size which is one-trillionth of a meter. This size is a thousand times smaller than nano- which is a billionth of a meter.   Read More
According to a report published in the Journal of the American College of cardiology "Women infected with human papillomavirus or HPV, are two to three times as likely as uninfected women to have had a heart attack or stroke".   Wall Street journal Read More
Lots of data is accumulating that shows avoidable deaths, injuries and medication errors occur at teaching hospitals in U.S. in the month of July every year when fresh and inexperienced PGY-1 Resident doctors start their residencies and are eager to use Read More
Thank you for asking me such a personal question. For understanding this you need to understand the basics of the human nervous system, particularly the functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), a branch of the autonomic nervous system Read More
Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) found that neither selenium nor vitamin E supplements reduced the risk for prostate cancer in men. An updated version in JAMA went on to further state that Vitamin E supplementation can Read More
Syntheric life became a reality last year (2010) when a team of 40 researchers led by Dr. J. Craig Venter, a geneticist and scientist at his not for profit research institute located in Rockville, Maryland were able to create a synthetic cell whose 1.08 Read More
I welcome all of mankind to join me in our quest for answering the burning question that has puzzled Science and Religions equally: Is Reality for Real?   I welcome all of YOU to become a member and partcipate in the discussion here Read More
Our reality as explained before in another post is only one of the countless relaities in which we don't exist. The previously posted "Who are YOU? is a wonderful tool to explain reality to anyone. When asked the question: Who are you? most people Read More
This is a question of all questions and an answer to all your questions. I am Dr. Harish Malik and I am here today to answer this for you. My students call me the GURU OF REALITY. Science and Religions all over the world have been trying to answer Read More
This is among the most fascinating questions that can lead you to a REALITY check. I have always asked my students this question and have had amazing success in trying to answer Is Reality for Real? Please join me in my fascinating journey that Read More
Yes! Guru of Reality is available on ingenio and just a click away. Please press the Talk button below and discuss any of your issues and find solutions with your personal one-on-one GURU. Thank you for your support, Dr. Harish Malik Legal Read More
The Central Dogma of Biology where DNA makes RNA which further makes Proteins has been much revered in the past by Biologists. It has plagued many evolutionary and origin of life scientists for almost 40 years as to which among these three came first Read More
According to a study published in Archives of General Psychiatry "Overgrowth" in length, weight and head circumference may signal a problem in male babies. The boy babies with Autism grow faster than their non-autistic counterparts.   Prior Read More
According to a study done by Michigan State University researchers, and published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General People may be learning while they are asleep. The team of researchers who studied 250 people is speculating that this Read More
FOXO 3A gene belongs to a forkhead family of so called "superintendent genes" which are critical for the surveillance and maintenance of cellular functions. Having this right variant has been shown in several studies across different species including Read More
Wearing a bra does not increse your chances of developing Breast Cancer but it does decrease the chances of early detection of Breast Cancer using the usual Mammogram screening. Its speculated that because of the support provided by using a bra, the breasts Read More
I am here to talk about how sometimes staying healthy can become an obsession for some people. Our brain is a very powerful organ and controls our every action and is motivated by either reward or punishment or a combination of both. What staying healthy Read More
Blood (about 8% of total body weight) is a specialized type of connective tissue which has the liquid portion called the plasma (roughly about 55% of the whole blood) and the solid portion (about 45%) known as formed elements. The formed elements Read More
Journal Molecular Psychiatry reports that there's no one 'smart' gene, but many genes that play a role in high IQs. References: Source: Ian Deary, Ph.D., MBChB, professor, differential psychology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Peter Visscher, Read More
A study done in UK and published in the journal Lancet Oncology found that for every 10 cm increase in height over 5 feet in women raises their risk of  developing cancer by 16%. Somehow, smoking was inversely related to height. taller women who were Read More
Noninvasive Fetal Sex Determination Using Cell-Free Fetal DNA. The study concluded that "Despite interstudy variability, performance was high using maternal blood. Sensitivity and specificity for detection of Y chromosome sequences was greatest using Read More
Immune System in our bodies serves the defense mechanism and can be divided into first, second and third line of defense. It is a complicated body system and shares an analogy to a nation (country), the Border Patrol, the Immigration system, Read More
It has been now known since the mid 1990's that the presence of specific compounds called condensed tannins (esp. proanthocyanidins or PAC) in the Vaccinium fruit species like the Cranberries, Blueberries, Red huckleberries, and lingonberries prevents Read More
No, stress is not always bad. Infact stress can be good at times called Eustress (good stress). Eustress can lead us to out-perform in certain situations like exams, games etc. Infact the human body's response to stress is designed to save us in extreme Read More
Nano- refers to a billionth of a meter. To understand how small is a nanometer click here. It's a size somewhere between atoms and molecules. The matter behaves very differntly at nano scale, like gold which is solid and inert becomes a liquid and Read More
In the video in the link attached below you will see Dr. Anthony Atala, head of Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University, NC at TED conference in Mar. 2011 printing a human kidney on stage using a 3D organ printer. The Kidney is not ready to be Read More
Yes,  press the Call Now button below:I welcome any health issues related to: Medicine Surgery Cardiology (Heart problems) Immunology and Allergy (Lupus, asthma, all types of allergies) Pulmonology (Lungs and breathing problems) Read More
According to the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2011, ADA had recently approved the use of HbA1c levels in diagnosing Diabetes (HbA1c ≥ 6.5%) and Prediabetes (HbA1c levels between 5.7-6.4%). But more and more evidence is accumulating Read More
According to a study reported in American Journal of Gastroenterology, the researchers from University of California, Berkeley diabetes is an independent risk fact for colon and rectal cancers. A person with diabetes has a 38% higher risk of developing Read More