Topic: Mind & Body

What precautions are recommended in regards to Zika virus and pregnancy?

Many people travel to areas that have active, ongoing transmission of Zika virus disease.

Why do we have wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third set of permanent molars that typically come in between the ages of 17 and 25. Some people don’t form them anymore, and a lot of people that do need to have wisdom teeth taken out.

How do toys affect a baby’s development?

Virtually every theory of child development says that play is crucial to development in every way. It impacts cognitive development, social and emotional development, as well as language development.

Could we use viruses to fight cancer?

Cancer is, essentially, cells that have started to grow uncontrollably and stop behaving like normal cells. Viruses are an attractive treatment tool because they, by their very nature, are manipulators of cells. It may be possible to reengineer viruses in a way that could either stop cancers from growing or kill cancer cells.

Could we make a living creature using only stem cells?

Stem cells are special cells inside your body that can multiply indefinitely, or make copies of themselves. They can also differentiate, meaning they can become every cell type that’s present in your body.