Machines or Doctors?

Could machines make doctors obsolete anytime soon or at all? This is most certainly one of the most debated topics of this decade and will become even more so as time proceeds. There is definitely nothing such as a lack of arguments on either of the both fronts of this debate. This short fact- and …

An Introduction into Artificial Hearts

What They Are and Why We Need Them The human heart emblematizes one of our most important organs. It is about the size of a fist, sits slightly to the left of our chest and is the muscle that plays the central role in pumping blood through our body. This blood then transports oxygen and …

A comparison between conventional radiotherapy and proton beam therapy

Conventional Radiotherapy Conventional radiation therapy utilizes high energy waves in order to kill cancer cells and prevent their division. The high energy waves used, are photons in the form of x-rays, that work through altering the DNA of our cells. This then leads to an inability of cell division. When we want to use radiotherapy, …

How nanoparticles could improve traditional chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a form of treating cancer using cancer cell killing drugs. It is usually given through injection but there are many alternative possibilities like swallowing pills. The way chemotherapy works is through destroying rapidly growing and dividing cells. Cancer cells belong to those targeted due to their high growing and dividing characteristics. The main …