Epigenetics: How our genes are always changing

At one point in our lives we have all heard genes play a large part in our destiny. Yet we have seen or heard of identical twins who have gone to live extremely different lives. It is quite evident that our genes aren’t everything. Indeed the unprecedentedly increasing rates of obesity and diabetes in Australia clearly demonstrate that our choices in diet and sedentary lifestyles are impacting our health.

Superbugs Are On The Rise: Bacterial Resistance Is Outpacing Human Readiness

Medical Daily

By Peter Sergo | Oct 24, 2013 07:23 PM EDT

In 1945, Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, already noticed bacteria’s ominous ability to acquire resistance to the antibiotic that saved so many lives. At the time, he even warned that overuse of penicillin would lead to more people dying from infections that are impervious to the revolutionary treatment.

$6.4 Million Grant Funds Study Glaucoma in African-Americans

$6.4 Million Grant Funds Study Glaucoma in African-Americans

A study led by Robert N. Weinreb, chairman and Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has received a $6.4 million, 5-year grant from the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, to elucidate the genetics of glaucoma in persons of African descent.

Private Los Angeles woman, Lisa Lancaster, squirreled away life savings for charity

By Sandy Mazza, Daily Breeze

 

Posted: 10/12/13, 2:55 PM PDT | Updated: on 10/14/2013

 

 

Lisa Lancaster drove an old car and wore modest clothes to the Inglewood office where she spent two decades administering nutritional and health aid to low-income women and children.