Have you ever wondered where all that money for medical research comes from? Maybe you had a loved one who suffered from a serious disease, and you want to know how to get more money into your cause. Or perhaps you are just curious because you hear on the news about all sorts of medical research, but you never know how it is funded. In this post, you’ll learn about some of the sources of money for medical research.
The Many Sources Of Medical Research Funds
One of the largest sources of money for medical research is the United States government.… Read the rest
A test version of Orion is dropped from a C-17, while flying 13,000 feet above the Arizona desert at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground on April 23. The spacecraft is released from the airplane on a sled that moves it safely away. Then a series of programmer parachutes get it into position for the test before the three massive orange and white main parachutes deploy. This was the first parachute test to simulate a launch abort scenario.
Sending humans into space has become mundane. In addition to various government space programs, there are now private corporations either sending people to space or planning commercial space flights. The holy grail of all this development is to send a human mission to Mars.
In 1969 the first humans stepped onto the surface of the moon in a program that cost between $20-23 billion. Adjusted for inflation and current market prices, NASA estimated that the six moon landings of the Apollo program would cost $170 billion today. That seems likes peanuts compared to the estimated cost associated with sending one mission to Mars by 2040. … Read the rest
Over ten years ago, the first Rover was put on the surface of Mars to learn a variety of things about the “Red Planet.” One such discovery was that water may have existed at one time on Mars, but is now long gone.
New evidence has been found by two Mars Rovers, Curiosity and Opportunity, that suggest that Mars was once a water-rich planet. This information is highly important not just to understand more about Mars, but understand other planets in our solar system including our own. Read on for a look at why the Rover find is so important, and what is next for the Rover fleet.… Read the rest
In a move that sounds more science fiction than reality, scientists in Australia have announced that they are instituting a microchip process to monitor the movement of bees across the continent. There is a number of reasons why scientists feel that it is important to track the movements and migrations of bees, and there are some strong benefits that could be reaped from the information found from this initiative. Read on for a look at why scientists are using microchip technology to track bees in Australia.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits to tracking bees movements through Australia. Since bee pollination have a huge effect on crops in Australia, scientists believe that tracking their migration will be beneficial to research.… Read the rest
Every race fan loves to see photos posted on their favorite team’s profiles, from Danika Patrick to Scott Tucker to Sebastian Vettel. Doctors and other medical professionals have a different reaction to this dangerous sport. While there is some truth to the adage that some fans go to the races in hopes of witnessing an accident, the vast majority admire racers ability to handle these state of the art vehicles while racing against tough competitors. While there will likely always be accidents — and possibly even deaths — the race industry continues to take steps to make it safer for drivers to compete at higher and higher speeds.… Read the rest
As recently as just a decade ago, it was considered right and proper to add vitamin and mineral supplements to most nutritional plans. The use of anti-oxidants like vitamin C or vitamin E made sense. As the body ages it creates free radicals. These byproducts seemed to be causing destruction at the cellular level.
Consequently, if there were compounds introducing too much deleterious oxygen, one considered removing these free radicals. Thus the push to introduce anti-oxidants into the consumers field of vision. Today, several studies now seem to suggest the use of vitamin C supplements or E, and others may in fact reduce the positive effects of exercise on the body.… Read the rest
This video for Straight-Arm Freestyle Swimming features Scott Tucker the Olympic gold and silver medalist. In the video he reviews six points which are applicable for all levels of swimmers. These points help to develop this style of swimming. They are easy to learn and you can put them to immediate use. This video with Scott will help you to quickly and efficiently master straight arm, freestyle swimming.
2013 was a year of great strides in the medical field. A lot of ground was covered in terms of research and there were quite a few important medical breakthroughs that are worth discussing. Please read on for a look at five important medical breakthroughs of 2013.
New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
Over a dozen new genes were linked to Alzheimer’s Disease, giving scientists and researchers more leads to go on when researching cures and treatment methods. By having more genes to research, scientists believe they are closer to finding a cure.
Only One Dose of the HPV Vaccination is Needed
When the HPV vaccination was first released, it was recommended that women receive three separate doses of the vaccination.… Read the rest
At least once a year every news site will run a story about how Americans are falling behind in scientific knowledge compared to other countries. This has come to be measured as scientific literacy and there are numerous tests on the web that can give you a score as to how scientifically savvy you are compared to the rest of the population.
Scientific literacy is important because an understanding of basic scientific words and concepts can inform everything from job success to community participation to the making of decisions in your personal life.
The United States National Center for Education Statistics has outlined seven characteristics of the scientifically literate person.… Read the rest