Daily Archives: May 13, 2018

Exon Skipping Therapy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a lethal genetic disorder that shortens patients’ lifespans and results in progressive skeletal and cardiac muscle degeneration. The symptoms emerge at the onset of muscle growth in boys 2-5 years old. They grow up bound to wheelchairs and ventilators, and eventually succumb to an early death after cardiac failure (2)….

Blood in the Water

There is roughly a gallon of blood sloshing around in your veins right now. If you were to lose around 40% of it, the lack of oxygen being carried to organs and strain on your heart to keep blood pressure high would quickly result in death. This need for donated blood is common in car…

Diagnosing the Cancer of the Future

Society often speaks about cancer as a collection of conditions that cannot be strung together perfectly without needing more knowledge than what seemingly exists. Movies often display extreme cases of health conditions in patients combined with extremely futuristic diagnostic and treatment plans. More often than not, society dismisses these as the treatments of the future…

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