Warning: Don’t Ignore These Signs of Opioid Dependence

(DGIwire) — The road to opioid addiction is sometimes paved with good intentions. Maybe someone had a bad skiing accident and broke his leg. The surgery went well, but the surgeon suggests that the patient stay in the hospital for a little while, just so they can ensure proper healing. However, the patient in constant […]

‘Ghost’ Ship Could Offer Unique Platform for Navy’s Unmanned Surface Vehicle Autonomous Swarm Technology, CARACaS

(DGIwire) — In May 2014, the naval chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard voiced a warning to the United States: Iran would target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf if a war between the two countries ever broke out. Admiral Ali Fadawi, who heads the hardline Guard’s naval forces, said that the immense size […]

Who Says You Need To Reduce Your Sugar Consumption?

(DGIwire) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released a new recommendation regarding sugar consumption which is sure to get some deserved attention.  They reduced their previous recommendation by half saying that sugar in its various forms should be no more than 5% of your total caloric intake. WHO reviewed around 9000 studies and […]

The Most Interesting Advances in Regenerative Medicine

(DGIwire) — Regenerative medicine has been the subject of great attention in recent years, for its potential applications in repairing or replacing damaged human cells, tissues and organs. The field seems to be advancing at an increasingly rapid rate—its applications quickly becoming less a futuristic pipe dream, and more a tangible reality. With such promising […]

What Comes First: The Tools or the Discovery? Certainly the Right Tools Help

 (DGIwire) — Over the last 30 years, advances in medical research technology have come fast and furious. This is especially true for testing equipment used to diagnose or screen for particular conditions prior to treatment. This progress will no doubt continue since clinical laboratory technology plays an integral role in healthcare. One particularly promising area is […]

An Organized, Well-Equipped Lab Has Never Been Easier

(DGIwire) — Humans have always organized things. Something in our brains tells us to break information into smaller chunks, making it easier to understand. We separate animals into different species, books into genres and clothing into styles. In this era of endless medical specialization, our aptitude for grouping is more important than ever. For each […]

Modern Crimefighting Partners: DNA and a Nanosecurity

 (DGIwire) — Those who watch crime shows know that modern criminologists often use DNA—short for deoxyribonucleic acid—to solve crimes by identifying victims and suspects while ruling out the innocent. Though the genetic code for all human beings is 99.9 percent identical, no one has the exact same DNA except identical twins. Thus, DNA is also used […]

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