Daily Archives: December 9, 2016

More Than Surgery

A little over six decades ago, kidney transplantation was not an option for those afflicted with chronic kidney disease. Almost five decades ago, the first human heart transplantation surgery lasted nine hours while the patient survived for less than three weeks afterwards. A little over three decades ago, the first robot-assisted surgical procedure was performed…

From Vision to Verisimilitude

In the film Gattacca, parents use genetic selection techniques to create the baby that they want, and typically, parents choose the embryo with the most physically fit characteristics [1]. The techniques present in this 1997 film are nearly at our fingertips in an even more revolutionary form. Our ability to pick and choose specific traits…

Nootropics in Academic Environments

Our brain is extremely powerful and capable of carrying out many complex tasks. But the amount of information that we can process at any given time certainly has its limitations. Modern day neuroscience may have made it possible to increase the raw accessible power of our brains with the use of some remarkable drugs. In…

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