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Man-made DNA that can mimic killer diseases, injecting them into patients create immunity

April 18th, 2015 at 7:21 pm » Comments Off

Man-made artificial DNA strands that mimic deadly diseases such as the flu, Ebola, cancer, and HIV have recently been created by scientists.  Researchers are claiming that the treatments could be the key to defeating these killer diseases.  Human trials have already begun and results are with researchers saying the results are promising.  

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.  

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. 

Scientists could soon be reading your memories

March 13th, 2015 at 3:42 pm » Comments Off

Researchers have successfully mapped rats’ memories, could humans be next?  

Human head transplants in two years?

March 6th, 2015 at 1:17 pm » Comments Off

A new radical plan for human head transplants is set to be announced.  But is this ethically sensitive procedure even feasible?  

Scientists grow human hair in lab using stem cells

February 5th, 2015 at 1:35 pm » Comments Off

A new method for initiating human hair growth has been developed by Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) researchers, using human pluripotent stem cells to create new cells.

Real life Star Trek Tricorder By 2016?

January 27th, 2015 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

The tricorder was a handheld device, featured on the Star Trek shows and movies, that is able to diagnose a wounded or sick patient in seconds.

Study finds nasal spray effective treatment for Alzheimer’s and memory loss

January 15th, 2015 at 1:53 pm » Comments Off

Nasal spray could improve memory in people with Alzheimer’s disease. A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that an insulin nasal spray can improve cognitive function in those with Alzheimer’s disease and normal age-related memory problems. The study involved 60 adults who had normal age-related memory problems or mild to moderate Alzheimer’s (Claxton […]

How Virtual Reality can Help with Curing Alzheimers Disease

January 14th, 2015 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

90 year old grandmother tries Oculus Rift  Nearly 50 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. It is a devastating disease that leaves individuals as shells of their former selves. For the millions of family members of those affected by the disease, one of the hardest things in dealing with the disease is empathizing with the […]