Paul Arnold

New Computer Science Tool Detects Heart Disease

When it comes to heart disease, early detection can be a lifesaver. But the tools aren’t always up to the job; signs that something might be wrong can be missed. However, the development of new technologies promise to more accurately define risk of heart complications and improve survival rates.

A Guide to Monitoring the Heart

The camera never lies, and neither do PET scans, electrodes or MRI techniques. Discover how doctors are able to monitor the health of your heart to get a clear picture of what’s going on, and without the need to open up the chest cavity.

Friend and Foe: Bacteria and Humans

We have a deep and long-term relationship with bacteria as our bodies, inside and out are swarming with these tiny microscopic cells. Some are friends others are foes. Which are the good guys and which types would do us harm? Find out in this guide to the relationships between bacteria and humans.

Obesity is Not in Your Genes

Those who think obesity is due to their genetic makeup relish any news that ‘fat genes’ have been found as they look to blame something else for their predicament rather than their own habits and behavior. They are wide of the mark. If you are obese it’s because you choose to be that way.

Facts about Fungi and Types of Fungus

The fungus kingdom contains an enormous variety of fungal types and it has been estimated that there are anywhere between 1.5 and 2 million species. Some cause disease, others provide food, and certain fungal compounds can be made into antibiotics. Find out more in this article.

Mycoplasma pneumoniae; A Bacteria Cell Explored

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a small bacterium that can cause Mycoplasma pneumonia, a form of pneumonia. It was once thought of as a simple organism, but a studies of its genome and proteome have revealed that it is much more complex and sophisticated than previously thought.