The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
A new study shows that gene therapy could be a safe and effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease. It also paves the way toward gene therapies for other disorders. The results of the study appear in the current issue of the medical journal The Lancet.
Electronic medical records are the trend in medicine, driven by President Bush’s announcement that most Americans should have an electronic medical record within ten years.
Patients and doctors alike are concerned that electronic medical records might interview with their exam room conversations.
College students are a young and generally healthy bunch, but each year students are forced to drop out of school because of massive medical bills. On some campuses as many as 30-percent of students are uninsured.