Posts Tagged 'medicine'

Monument to the Laboratory Mouse

According to Atlas Obscura –

The Monument to the Laboratory Mouse can be found in a courtyard at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Akademgorodok, Russia, a research facility associated with Novosibirsk State University that seeks to better understand the nature of DNA. The mighty mouse is of the anthropomorphic variety, with glasses, dressed in a lab coat, and studiously knitting a DNA double helix.

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Your Genes May Determine If You’re A Night Owl

Scientific American reported –

Some people, no matter what they do, simply cannot fall asleep until the wee hours—and do not feel rested unless they get up much later than most of us. These night owls may have a common form of insomnia called delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD), which studies have suggested is at least partly heritable. Now researchers at the Rockefeller University and their colleagues have uncovered a genetic mutation that may explain why this condition sometimes runs in families. And it could elucidate the mechanism that causes these often awkward sleep schedules.

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PillCam – Medical Camera In A Pill

According to ExtremeTech –

Here’s how it works. There are three versions of the device: the PillCam ESO, for the esophagus, the PillCam SB for the stomach, and the PillCam Colon for the lower GI tract. All versions of the PillCam contain a little chemical battery that’ll give it eight to ten hours of recording time, plus a light source and two tiny CCD cameras. A patient who’s about to use it will strap on a belt containing a receiver and an SD card or equivalent storage medium. Then they swallow the tiny pill. The camera proceeds through the GI tract, takes between 2,600 and 57,000 pictures while it’s on its way through, and “produces no pain or even sensation as it moves through the colon” over a period of a few hours.

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Eye-Opening Facts About The Thyroid

From MentalFloss –

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that lives just below your larynx. Its two halves, or lobes, which rest against the trachea, weigh less than an ounce. The thyroid is under the control a peanut-shaped gland in the brain called the pituitary gland, which in turn takes its commands from the hypothalamus, a region of the brain that works as the communications center for the pituitary—sending messages in the form of hormones to control the release of thyroid hormones from the pituitary.

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