The Nose Knows: Animals Sniff Out Cancer

Recently, in an article in the New Republic, ‘The Animals That Can Save Your Life’, journalist Emma Young introduces readers to the emerging science of training animals to detect things humans cannot. Having a powerful sense of smell can be very important in nature. Scent can signal food, danger, or the opportunity to mate. Some […]

Nanodrugs -The Next Wave In Brain Tumor Treatment?

Nanodrugs -The Next Wave In Brain Tumor Treatment?

Taking advantage of state of the art technology could enhance medical therapies for brain tumors. Such is the case with the latest called nanodrugs. Nanodrugs have been designed at a microscopic level to attack brain cancer cells. So far, researchers at Cedars-Sinai think this option could help to make brain surgery unnecessary in many cases. […]

Tryptophan….Not Just Causing Naps Anymore

Tryptophan….Not Just Causing Naps Anymore

Ah, the holidays…… the family gathered ’round the table laden with food and the beautiful turkey, ready for Dad to carve after everyone gives thanks.  Cut, to an hour later with a huge mess, full bellies, Uncle Jimmy snoozing in the chair with the bowl game on the TV and tryptophan as the culprit for […]

Animals in Research; Saving the World

Animals in Research; Saving the World

If you have ever questioned the use of animals in research I strongly suggest you do your homework. The amazing discoveries, treatments and cures are are astounding. Albert Sabin, who developed the Polio vaccine said, “Without animal research, polio would still be claiming thousands of lives each year.” Sabin, and his vaccine, are just one example of […]

Copperheads curing cancer?

Copperheads curing cancer?

Venomous snakes, while usually beautiful, aren’t really the kind of animals that come to mind when we think of “animals helping people.” But researchers are discovering that proteins in snake venom could be extremely effective as cancer treatments! To put it as simply as possible, cancer cells are problematic because they spread through the bloodstream, […]