As per a study published in the journal ‘Polymer Degradation and Stability’, scientists are currently working on developing tailor-made bioimplants from glass and plastic, for use in repairing broken bones. These new implants as opposed to the existing metallic implants are dissolvable.
If Indians feel they have bettered their lifestyles, here is some bad news. Lately, many Indians are dying of lifestyle epidemics than infections, a reversal in situation which existed some 20 years back.
The fear that gene therapy could be used to improve athleticism is rising amongst testing authorities. Some feel that this is already a reality. The extent of use of this therapy is presently unclear since sports’ authorities lack sophisticated drug testing methods to detect gene doping.
Scientists in a recent study have brought out that limiting the time we spend ‘just sitting’ to about three hours a day can add an extra two years to our life expectancy. Also, viewing television for lesser than two hours a day can add 1.4 years to our life expectancy.