Tag Archives: placenta

A brief history of menstruation

Fangzhou Luo Portland, Oregon, United States   Philammon declaring his love for Hypatia. Wikimedia Commons. Public domain. After a few failed attempts to redirect a flirtatious student to “higher pleasures” like music, the Ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Hypatia resorted to revealing where she was in her menstrual cycle to deter him. The philosopher who recorded […]

Cancer and eye diseases: two birds killed with one stone, anti-VEGF antibody

Ashok Singh Chicago, IL, United States   Tissue Richly Endowed with Blood Vessels Loss of blood vessels after the same tissue was treated with Anti-VEGF antibody Various cells in the human body, such as lymphocytes, monocytes, and all tissue cells release small proteins that, unlike hormones, which act at distant sites, have powerful effects on […]

Labor of love

Mary Oak Seattle, Washington, USA   “Newborn and Mama” Photo by Susan Strohm. Each week my elderly father and I watch babies being born. In the silver-shadowed flickers of a television, we sit as we often did in my childhood. Now in the spectral shade of his decelerated years, I care for him. He spends […]