Thought for the Month

Thought for the Month It is the daftest form of prejudice to be prejudicial against which one will oneself become” – Alex Comfort Bartholomew A Ochia We, as mortals, are subjected to biological ageing which is measured in terms of our previous lifestyles, and the effects of these lifestyles on the cellular processes which have […]

GENETIC MODIFICATION

GENETIC MODIFICATION Bartholomew A. Ochia Scientists have learned over the last few decades how to isolate genes from various organisms, and transfer them to others, thus modifying the genetic make-up of the recipients. The methods of genetic modification (GM) have elicited unprecedented discussions among scientists and the general public. The explanation for that extraordinary situation […]

How old are you?

Dear Reader

, May I start off this letter by asking you this simple question: How old are you?  But before you answer, to yourself, let me remind you that there are three broad aspects to the question. The first is your chronological age.  It measures how old you are in terms of calendar years. The […]

Low blood total cholesterol value – is it a health risk factor?

B A Ochia Coronary heart disease (CHD) is undoubtedly increasing at an alarming rate throughout the developed world where it is now regarded as a number one killer. Even in developing countries the incidence of CHD is rising as people’s lifestyles and eating habits are being ‘westernised’. Serum cholesterol value has been incriminated, from various […]