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Frozen poop pills can help fight life-threatening intestinal infections

October 28th, 2014 at 10:55 am » Comments Off

The frozen pills take the place of fecal transplants. A new study has found that just two days of a treatment with poop in pill form can cure a dangerous infection that kills 14,000 Americans per year.    



Scientists discover greater rates of mitochondrial mutations in children born to older mothers

October 25th, 2014 at 8:48 am » Comments Off

A  normal mitochondria (left) contain distinctive folds known as cristae, but these folds are lost in damaged or dysfunctional mitochondria (right). A team of Penn State scientists have discovered a “maternal age effect” that could be used to predict the accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations in maternal egg cells — and the transmission of these […]



Researchers create decoy protein that may stop cancer from spreading

October 24th, 2014 at 9:50 am » Comments Off

The decoy protein significantly slowed metastasis in the study. Often times, cancer begins in one part of the body and spreads elsewhere via the bloodstream or lymphatic system. This spreading, called metastasis, makes the disease deadly and difficult to halt—even using chemotherapy drugs with serious side effects.    



Top 5 most common sleep problems (and how to find relief)

October 21st, 2014 at 9:39 am » Comments Off

Sleep issues are complex. If we had a pill that could give us a good sleep, it would probably be the strongest medication ever made. There have been several studies that have connected inadequate sleep to chronic diseases and shortened lifespan. But unfortunately, sleep is not that simple. In fact, it’s the one natural process that […]



Neuroscientists discover on/off switch in the brain for deep sleep

October 20th, 2014 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

The parafacial zone (PZ) in the brain stem produces half of all the brain’s sleep-promoting activity. For the first time ever, neuroscientists have used an innovative new method to identify a circuit in the brain that promotes deep sleep, which reinvigorates the brain from its daily activities.    



Blind man regains partial sight thanks to bionic eye

October 19th, 2014 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

Larry Hester is the 7th person in the U.S. to have a bionic eye implanted. Thanks to bionic eye technology, people diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease are seeing a new future. And Larry Hester is the seventh person in the U.S. to have a so-called bionic eye – an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device […]



Invisibles, not wearables, will revolutionize healthcare

October 14th, 2014 at 1:49 pm » Comments Off

Invisibles will create a world in which we don’t see technology or sensors. Digital technology is on the verge of disrupting medicine in profound ways with the introduction late last month of  Apple HealthKit and other digital health solutions coming onto the market.    



Memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease reversed with lifestyle changes

October 13th, 2014 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

This is the first time researchers have been able to reverse the memory loss caused by the disease. The first time ever, huge lifestyle interventions seems to have reversed memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease in some patients.. The findings stemmed from the joint efforts of a team from UCLA’s Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease […]



The Cuff – a revolutionary pain relief device

October 11th, 2014 at 8:52 am » Comments Off

The Cuff The Cuff stretches the connective tissues in a balanced way that removes painful conditions in the body. Everything from back pain to shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, necks, knees and feet. The Cuff is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place November 14-15, 2014 at the […]



New treatments show promise in prolonging human life

October 9th, 2014 at 3:17 pm » Comments Off

Drugs to slow aging already exist in the form of relatively cheap medicines that have been used for other purposes for years. There is evidence that some widely used drugs can prolong lifespan for well people – and insiders have started taking them off-label. Millions of people are taking anti-aging drugs every day – they […]



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