Knowledge Update

Can We Live Forever? Genetic engineers say Death will be optional by 2045. Human would be able to live forever. They believe that the aging process will become reversible. Cambridge mathematician, David Wood, and Venezuelan born Spanish engineer José Luis Cordeiro say immortality could be real. The founders of the operating system, Symbian said it was scientifically possible to never die. Their concept was published in a book titled The Death of Death [1].

What Is Your Worth?

Do you know how much each individual on this planet is worth? A Du Pont scientist said that the atoms of our body contain a potential energy of more than 11 million kilowatt-hours per pound. By this estimate, the average person is worth about $85 billion.

Genetics is a special area of Biology which focuses on heredity (inheritance). For common people, it is looked at the exercise of matching people’s look, character etc. and frequent comment comes as “the person is like father, like mother etc. It is also commonly believed that all these similarities in character, look are related to blood, which is absolutely wrong.

Library Collaboration

In this 21st century, effective collaboration is no longer an option for libraries but certainly a necessity. The world around libraries is changing rapidly (Pinfield, Cox, & Rutter, 2017) Nowadays, universities are facing financial cutbacks, pressures for

NASH: a silent disease many of us harbor but unaware of

Millions of people across the globe are living with a “silent” disease they’ve likely never heard of. Typically, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are silent diseases. They have no symptoms. Even if cirrhosis has developed, there are often no symptoms until the liver has become so damaged that the only option is a liver transplant. NASH is set to surpass hepatitis as the biggest reason for liver transplants by 2020 [1].

Can your Body Mass Index (BMI) Kill You?

According to a recent study [1], both very high and very low levels of Body Mass Index (BMI) are associated with an increased risk of death due to various causes. The research suggested that BMI of between 21-25 kg/m2 is associated with the lowest risk of dying from cancer and heart disease. The study looked at how BMI is associated with the risk of death both overall, and from a full spectrum of different causes.

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