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What is a Coronary Calcium Scan

what is a coronary calcium scanI want to explain to you exactly what is a coronary calcium scan.  Many will not have heard of it but those who have, may have had one of these tests done.  The test gives a score of the likelihood of getting heart disease.  The higher the score, the more chance of having a heart event.

This image shows severe calcification of the left anterior descending coronary artery (red arrow).  The portion of the circumflex coronary artery within the imaging plane (white arrow).  The aortic root around the origin of the left main coronary artery (yellow arrow). Continue reading What is a Coronary Calcium Scan

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Magnesium, The Forgotten Mineral

Ca cubeCalcium, the most important mineral for bones?

Well, actually no it isn’t.  What about Magnesium, the forgotten mineral? There’s no denying that Calcium is important but in this modern age, we seem to be over consuming this alkaline metal. Calcium should be found mostly in the bones and teeth but I’m afraid it’s being found in all kinds of places where it shouldn’t be. Continue reading Magnesium, The Forgotten Mineral

Too Much Calcium = Side Effects

electron microscopeOur Scanning Electron Microscope

My husband Andrew, has spent much of his life working with scanning electron microscopes (SEMs).  He first learnt how to use an SEM when he was with The Wellcome Foundation doing analytical biochemistry.  A few years later he went to The Wellcome Foot & Mouth Disease Virus Laboratories working on the virus as a senior technician for nearly 10 years .  He also worked on feline leukaemia and equine flu amongst other things and was one of the first to produce peptides for foot and mouth disease.  He has become very knowledgeable in the field of chemistry, laboratory techniques, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, biology and botany.  You can see some of his work at here. Continue reading Too Much Calcium = Side Effects