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Old human cells rejuvenated with stem cell technology, research finds

August 8th, 2020 at 1:55 am » Comments Off

  Old human cells return to a more youthful and vigorous state after being induced to briefly express a panel of proteins involved in embryonic development, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers also found that elderly mice regained youthful strength after their existing muscle stem […]

World-first gene therapy reverses Alzheimer’s memory loss in mice

August 7th, 2020 at 1:35 am » Comments Off

Research into Alzheimer’s-related memory loss has uncovered an exciting new breakthrough in the form of a world-first gene therapy Scientists in Australia have made an exciting breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research, demonstrating what they describe as the first gene-therapy-based approach for treating advanced forms of the disease. Through experiments in mice, the team was able to […]

Scientists discover protective Alzheimer’s gene and develop rapid drug-testing platform

July 21st, 2020 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

  PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease. A gene has been discovered that can naturally suppress the signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in human brain cells, in research led by Queen Mary University of London. The scientists have also developed a new rapid drug-screening system for treatments that could potentially delay or prevent […]

Research scientists develop groundbreaking artificial cartilage

July 20th, 2020 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

The new material is strong enough to work in knees  Need some cartilage? There’s a technology for that. Knee surgery is a frequently-performed procedure across the country. Why? Well, the knees are at work for most of your waking hours, and the same activity that keeps you physically fit can also lead to wear and […]

New cancer vaccine ready for human trials

July 18th, 2020 at 2:45 am » Comments Off

Scientists are ready to trial a new cancer vaccine in humans following the successful outcome of their preclinical studies. The new vaccine was developed by a Mater Research team based at The Translational Research Institute in collaboration with The University of Queensland. Lead Researcher Associate Professor Kristen Radford says the vaccine has the potential to […]

“No one needs to die from Covid any more.”

July 7th, 2020 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

Houston medical team credits 96% Covid cure rate to novel “MATH+” protocol: IV steroids, blood thinner, IV vitamins, maybe some Pepcid. The most widely accepted (and plausible) explanation for the apparent disconnect between coronavirus cases and coronavirus deaths over past weeks, in Texas, Arizona, Florida, California, is a temporal lag; that is, deaths typically show […]

Super-sticky surgical tape patches up organs and peels off harmlessly

July 2nd, 2020 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

An MIT team has created surgical tape that can hold strong but also be removed when needed As helpful as Band-Aids are, ripping them off your skin is never fun – but just imagine having one on your heart or lung. Researchers at MIT have now managed to create surgical tape that can stick to […]

Diluting blood plasma rejuvenates tissue, reverses aging in mice

July 2nd, 2020 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Older mice grew significantly more new muscle fibers, shown as pink “donut” shapes, after undergoing a procedure that effectively diluted the proteins in their blood plasma (bottom) than they did before they underwent the procedure  In 2005, University of California, Berkeley, researchers made the surprising discovery that making conjoined twins out of young and old […]

Study demonstrates feasibility of hologram technology in liver tumor ablation

July 2nd, 2020 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

Data from one of the first clinical uses of augmented reality guidance with electromagnetically tracked tools shows that the technology may help doctors quickly, safely, and accurately deliver targeted liver cancer treatments, according to a research abstract presented during a virtual session of the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting on June 14. […]

Mini human livers grown from stem cells successfully implanted into rats

June 18th, 2020 at 11:48 am » Comments Off

Miniature human livers can be grown from stem cells and implanted into rats – and hopefully, one day humans  Imagine needing a liver transplant, and instead of waiting for a donor, a new one could be grown from your own skin cells. Scientists have now taken quite a big step towards that future, by successfully […]

Reprogrammed skin cells inserted in brain help Parkinson’s patient regain function – study

June 1st, 2020 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

REUTERS – Skin cells reprogrammed to produce the neurotransmitter dopamine and inserted deep into the brain of a 69-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease have allowed him to tie his shoes again and resume swimming and biking, researchers reported in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. The experimental treatment, initiated two years ago and […]

Blood test detects Alzheimer’s disease

May 30th, 2020 at 3:04 pm » Comments Off

Researchers have created a simple blood test that can detect Alzheimer’s disease.  The blood test accurately measures one of the proteins—P-tau181—implicated in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a new study. Blood P-tau181 indirectly measures tau hyperphosphorylation in the brain, which is one of the hallmarks of the disease along with the clumpy plaques caused by […]

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