The Importance of Vitamin D

Rickets are defined as the softening of bones in children, due to the deficiency or impaired metabolism of Vitamin D, phosphorus, or calcium. Rickets can lead to fractures or deformity and is the most frequent type of childhood disease in many 3rd world countries. The lack of calcium in a child’s diet may lead to Rickets, which can be cause by severe diarrhea, vomiting, or severe malnutrition.

What Happens When You Break a Bone?

The skeletal system is made up of 206 bones, hard dense tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. Bones have adapted over time to provide support for the body, anchor muscles and allow them to contract, and allow limbs to move. Additionally, bones act as the body’s source of calcium and are always going through changes under the control of hormones.

Fecal Transplant

Dr. Thomas Borody, an Australian gastroenterologist, treats ulcers and diarrhea, but has expanded his expertise to other diseases.  One may ask why a doctor would treat an autoimmune disease like multiple sclerosis when they are educated in stomach ailments.

Cloning Part I: Are Human's Next?

Cloning, once limited to science fiction novel fantasies, became reality in 1996 with the debut of Dolly. Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut cloned Dolly, a sheep, and ethical principles behind cloning came to the forefront of scientific debates. Since Dolly’s cloning cows, goats, pigs, rats, mice, rabbits, cats, dogs, horses and mules have also been cloned.