Archive for August, 2008

The Melafind® System

The Melafind® System is a hand held imaging device designed to help physicians identify malignant lesions. The device emits multiple wavelengths of light which help to examine the characteristics of suspicious lesions. The information is collected and then compared to a database within the system. The  Melafind® database consists of 6,000 lesions from 4,500 patients, [...]

Foot Injuries & the Olympics

China’s Olympic hopeful, Liu Xiang, walked off the track before making it over a single hurdle. Liu said “I knew my foot would fail me. I felt painful when I was just jogging.” Xiang was referring to the back of his heel, where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone. He had thought the [...]

Research on Tea Tree Oil & Fungus

An essential oil is extracted directly from a plant or a part of a plant and contains the concentrated properties of a plant extract. The oil will carry a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant from which it is extracted. Essential oils are concentrated substances that may be composed of alcohols, hydrocarbons, aldehydes, ketones, [...]