Medicine & Genetics

Latest scientific findings and alternative theories in the field of medicine and genetics. Mysteries of life and the human body.

Cryogenic Freezing: the Present and Future of This Futuristic Technology

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|

Science fiction has long been enthralled with the concept of cryogenic freezing. The genre has used it to facilitate space exploration, dystopian futures, and the machinations of criminal masterminds. Unfortunately, the reality has been somewhat underwhelming due to the limitations of the technology. With that said, 2017 promises to be an exciting time for science [...]

Social Anxiety Disorder Could Be a Product of Genes, Study Finds

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: Medicine & Genetics, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Social anxiety disorder shapes the lives of millions of people worldwide. Impairing social interactions, the condition has been previously connected to a number of psychological and environmental factors. According to new research, the disorder may be linked to genetic roots. Also known as social phobia, social anxiety disorder is the excessive and unreasonable fear of [...]

Oxytocin Is Much More Than Just a ‘Love Hormone’: Study Links It to Spiritual Enlightenment

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

The hormone Oxytocin has been the subject of numerous research after being first discovered as early as 1906 by Henry Dale, with its molecular structure discovered in 1952. During the past few decades, the so-called "cuddle hormone" has been most notably linked to social bonding, childbirth and sexual reproduction. However, as new research shed more [...]

New Depression Treatment Is Ridiculously Obvious Yet Effective Even on Severe Patients

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Medicine & Genetics, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Effective yet underestimated depression treatment could help even patients suffering from severe depressive disorders. Many of us have felt sad at some point in our lives, but when these feelings intensify and last for longer than a few days, it could be an indication that you are suffering from depression. Clinical depression is a medical [...]

What Will Happen in 2017? Here Are a Few Ideas

By | February 11th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Futurism & Technology, Medicine & Genetics, Parapsychology & Psychic Phenomena, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , , , |

What will happen in 2017? you ask. According to predictions, quite a bit! We’re all in shell shock right now, reeling from the multiple events and disasters of 2016. Last year being one of the most intriguing years in decades, had beloved celebrities dying left and right, while mass killings littered the new’s channels. What [...]

4 Types of Depression Revealed from over a Thousand Brain Scans

By | January 29th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

There are not 1, but 4 types of depression ranging from insomnia to anxiety. Results were revealed through 1,100 brain scans. “I am depressed. It’s just a long-term bout of sadness which may or may not pass. It’s a simple disease, really, one which is known for its incredibly dark nature - the symptoms are [...]

The Benefits of Cannabis for Mental and Physical Health, According to Science

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Medicine & Genetics, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Did you know that there are some great benefits of cannabis for mental and physical health ? Cannabidiol, or CBD, is changing the dialogue over the use of marijuana as a healing medicine. While the medical community can’t seem to write off THC – the active ingredient in marijuana that makes users "high" – CBD [...]

The Difference between Introverts and Extroverts Explained by Neurobiology

By | December 26th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Introvert's World, Medicine & Genetics, Personality, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

Is there a physiological difference between introverts and extroverts? An introvert is defined as ‘the tendency to direct one’s concern and attention towards one’s own life, thoughts, feelings and interests.’ A lot of the time we see introversion as something of a social curse. Extroverts are highly revered for their confidence and ways of dealing with [...]

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