Articles by Rehan Mehta

The Golden Future of Cancer and Nanotechnology

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with the 18.1 million new cases worldwide in 2018 expected to rise to 29.5 million by 2040 [1]. Despite more knowledge about the causes of cancer and improved interventions, cancer mortality rates are still high due to delays in diagnosis and high rates of recurrence….

Gene Therapy: A Possible Cure for Hemophilia

Over the past century, the development of treatments for hemophilia has seen remarkable progress. People with hemophilia in the early 1900s had a life expectancy of 13 years, while today, most patients with hemophilia can expect to live a nearly normal life (1). Back then, there was no way of storing blood and victims often…

Vitamin D Deficiency: A New Pandemic

Rickets, a disease caused by vitamin D deficiency, is rarely diagnosed by the practicing physician today. At the beginning of the twentieth century, rickets was prevalent among poor children living in polluted and industrialized cities. The discovery of vitamin D and its anti-rachitic properties soon brought about the fortification of milk with vitamin D and…

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