Ask anyone who has severe arthritis what they think of controlling it with diet and you better hope their fingers will no longer pull a trigger. Having said that, I agree that it is common sense that our high-carb, high-fat … Read More

Fighting Fat With Fat

New scientific findings never cease to amaze. A new study published in Cell, a journal of Microbiology, suggests that a lipid based hormone known as palmitoleate may actually reduce the likelihood of obesity and metabolic disorders. "This lipid is almost … Read More


Yeah, I know, the grim reaper always gets his man or woman, but this study showed that strict adherence to the Mediterranean Diet, a common sense one of fruits, vegetables, fish and little meat or dairy, can help your chances … Read More

Human Exoskeleton

    With as much intellectual effort we put into gadgets, phones, and more environmentally friendly sources for energy you'd think something like this would have come about earlier. And sadly, this was the result of one man's work, Amit … Read More

Run for Your Lives!!! Cardiovascular Exercise May be the Key to Longevity

Need another reason to pry yourself out of bed and lace up your running shoes? A study that was conducted over a period of twenty years by researchers at Stanford University has demonstrated a strong link between regular cardiovascular exercise … Read More

The Future of Contact Lenses and Glaucoma Treatment

Utilizing a novel material combined with silver, biomedical engineers at UC Davis and a professor at the Department of Ophthalmology at the UC Davis School of Medicine have developed a process that promises to make contact lenses capable of dispensing … Read More

Drummers Are Fitter Than Footballers Say Scientists

It’s no surprise that this claim has been made. I’ve known many a drummers in my days as a rock-n-roller and I can only recall one fat one, but his excuse was glandular. These guys use muscles you didn’t even … Read More

Gene Doping: No Longer Speculative

In the midst of Olympic contentions involving doping and high tech swimming suits giving athletes an unfair edge, the speculative fear of essentially undetectable gene doping has probably become a reality. A German television station, ARD, has announced that one … Read More

New Stem Cell Therapy Gives Rise To Hope

A new study involving stem cell therapy could offer a ray of hope to sufferers of Muscular Dystrophy (MD). Lead author Amy J. Wagers, a member of the HSCI Principal Faculty and an assistant professor in Harvard's new Department of … Read More

Performance Enhancing Speedos

It looks like the athletes of yesteryear will be even more difficult to compare with the performance of today’s top competitors. I’m not discussing the typical new doping fiasco over a performance enhancing drug. Instead, I would like to mention … Read More