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Vaporized marijuana mitigates treatment-resistant diabetic neuropathy, study shows

April 18th, 2015 at 7:15 pm » Comments Off

According to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Pain, vaporized cannabis mitigates pain intensity in diabetic subjects in a dose-dependent manner.  

Head transplant complications could be “worse than death”

April 16th, 2015 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian man, last week announced that he will become the subject of the first human head transplant ever performed, having volunteered to have his head removed and installed on another person’s body.  

Nanoneedles paving the way for new regenerative medicine

April 9th, 2015 at 1:31 pm » Comments Off

Scientists have successfully prompted parts of the body to generate new blood vessels with newly developed “nanoneedles”.  

The decline of the diet soda drinker

April 7th, 2015 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

According to the latest industry data after four years of outselling Pepsi, Diet Coke is back in the No. 3 slot for top sodas in the U.S.  Other sugar-free brands are also dropping quickly.  

Scientists able to “Delete” HIV virus from human DNA

April 2nd, 2015 at 6:19 pm » Comments Off

Using a DNA-snipping enzyme called Cas9, scientists were able to cut out the virus.  

Print to order custom organs

March 24th, 2015 at 2:28 pm » Comments Off

Stephen and Amelie Trice learned eight years ago that their three-year-old son Troupe needed a new heart.  Troupe was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, an extremely rare and deadly condition in which the heart is unable to relax between heartbeats. 

Google executive: it’s possible to live to 500

March 20th, 2015 at 3:06 pm » Comments Off

Bill Maris Google’s investment fund, Google Ventures, has backed companies like Uber and Nest.  Now the biggest percentage of Google Ventures’ assets are invested in science and, in particular, oncology.  

Report: homeopathy not effective for treating any condition

March 20th, 2015 at 3:03 pm » Comments Off

Australia’s top body for medical research has concluded, after undertaking an extensive review of existing studies, that homeopathy is not effective for treating any health condition.  

Mysteriously rising death rates among white women

March 19th, 2015 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

For the past 15 years, death rates in the U.S. among white women have mysteriously soared.  New research seems to have found a culprit: prescription painkillers.  

Thousands of brains going online

March 16th, 2015 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

NeuroVigil with it’s iBrain portable neural monitor, high resolution and high throughput software algorithms to seek out changes in neurobiological activity from a single sensor, partnered with the American Senior Housing Association (ASHA) to gather tremendous quantities of new and highly useful data.  

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