Sunday, 16 July 2017 by Marianne J. Legato
Edited by Marianne J. Legato, MD and Marek Glezerman, MD This book is about a major step in the improvement of quality in medicine, namely the long overdue understanding that women are different from men in every system of the body and may require different approaches in diagnosis and treatment. This is not a textbook,
Friday, 14 July 2017 by Marianne J. Legato
The Academic Press has just released the third edition of our classic textbook, The Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine: Gender in the Genomic Era. We published the first overview of what was then the new science of gender-specific medicine in 2004. The second edition was published in 2010. Since the publication of these works, gender-specific medicine
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 by Sophia De-Oliveira
There has been an “epidemic” of asthma and allergies in children in the last 50 years. Currently 235 million people have asthma and it is expected to affect 400 million by 2025. The reason why so many more children are being diagnosed with asthma and other allergies is still unclear. However, a study by the
Monday, 10 July 2017 by Rose-Marie Brandwein
“Doctor, ever since my surgery, I don’t remember things as well as I used to and sometimes, I have trouble concentrating—Why?” Doctors and their patients, the world over, are grappling with this question and the answer is still elusive. Something mysterious happens to the brain-especially the older brain-as a result of surgery that scientists are
Elsevier Academic Press, 2004 “The book will benefit primary care practitioners and physicians who manage chronic conditions. By bringing the information together, Legato sets the stage for the future of an exciting and rich new field.” — Journal of American Medical Association Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine examines how normal human biology differs between men and
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 by Rose-Marie Brandwein
The National Cancer Institute defines BRCA1 and BRCA2 as “human genes that produce tumor suppressor proteins. These proteins help repair damaged DNA and, therefore, play a role in ensuring the stability of the cell’s genetic material. When either of these genes mutates, or is altered, such that its protein product either is not made or does not function correctly, DNA damage may not be repaired
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How did we get small, loyal Poodles and Corgis, massive sweet tempered Great Danes, and thousands more dog breeds from wolves? What made people decide to breed dogs rather than pigs or foxes to become our best friends? An article inNature (May 2017) sheds light on this by describing research on the bones of 9000-year-old dogs.
Hot Fun in the Summertime As summer approaches, the beach and sunshine beckon us but don’t forget the sunscreen! Researchers at the Mayo Clinic studying the rise of melanomas (skin cancers) found that during 2000-2010, squamous cell carcinoma (also called cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma) diagnoses increased 263%, and basal cell carcinomas increased 145%. They compared
There have been hundreds of movies made about extraterrestrial life from The Arrival to Mars all of which can be found in the SciFi category of Amazon or Netflix. What if now those movies are transformed into documentaries? There have been several missions to Mars to determine if life existed. In 2011 NASA’s launched Curiosity,
We’ve all heard the old adage, “you are what you eat”—so what are you and why does it matter? It matters because eating well ensures a healthy life now and into the future. Your body requires nutrient-rich foods to help protect you against a variety of illnesses and can help reduce your risk of disease.