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Category: MEDICAL GENETICS

Progeria: Ageing in childhood ?

09/29/2020 Hello readers! Today, we’ll tell you about an extremely rare yet interesting disease that goes by the name of Progeria or Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome(HGPS). Actually, progeria is a broad category that includes multiple progeroid syndromes. Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria is the typical progeroid syndrome. Have you ever thought, even in the wildest of your dreams, what […]

Can we sing our way out of the disease ?

 “ Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” – Elton john   Music has been used as healer innumerable times metaphorically from a very long time. Since the 1800s, music has formed a very crucial part of various treatments. The rhythms can not only […]

ANTI-AGING DRUG : RAPAMYCIN

  INTRODUCTION   Humans are plagued with diseases that are strongly related to ageing : Atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetic complications, cancer, Alzheimer, Dementia and Parkinson diseases, age-related macular degeneration, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis to name a few. They all have ageing at the core of their pathology in some way or the other. Hence, suppression of aging […]

An Age Of Autoimmune Diseases

Rheumatic Arthritis Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Diabetes type-1 Sjogren’s Syndrome Goodpasture Syndrome Psoriasis  Multiple Sclerosis Inflammatory bowel syndrome Ankylosing Spondylitis Grave’s disease Some of these diseases you must be familiar with and with some you may not. We won’t be describing in detail all these but to mention, these all are autoimmune diseases. The most […]

FOP: Human Body Turning into Stone

06/25/2020 FOP, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, is the rarest of rare diseases with about 800 cases reported (as of 2017) worldwide. The incidence rate of this rare disease is about 0.5 per million.  It is the only disease known so far that causes one organ system to change to another. Yes, you read that right. In […]

The Calorie restriction theory – A Breakthrough !

How we think that maybe, maybe in another world Augustus won’t die and will marry Hazel and and stop. but no…. water splash! Jokes apart, We couldn’t prevent him from dying because of cancer, but there is certainly one thing we can do in a General population. Preventing ageing! It wasn’t a typo, you read […]

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