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Rejuvenating old organs could increase donor pool

September 3rd, 2020 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

Despite the limited supply of organs available for patients on waitlists for transplantation, organs from older, deceased donors are frequently discarded or not utilized. Available older organs have the potential to close the gap between demand and supply that is responsible for the very long wait-times that lead to many patients not surviving the time […]

Body fat transformed by CRISPR gene editing helps mice keep weight off

September 1st, 2020 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

  A 3D illustration of brown fat cells, which both burn and store energy  White fat cells can be turned into energy-burning brown fat using CRISPR gene-editing technology. These engineered cells have helped mice avoid weight gain and diabetes when on a high-fat diet, and could eventually be used to treat obesity-related disorders, say the […]

Cashew shell compound appears to mend damaged nerves

August 30th, 2020 at 1:18 pm » Comments Off

Summary: Anacardic acid, a compound found in cashew shells, promotes the repair of myelin. The findings could have positive implications for the treatment of diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, that are characterized by demyelination. Source: Vanderbilt University Medical Center In laboratory experiments, a chemical compound found in the shell of the cashew nut promotes the […]

Scientists inspired by Star Wars develop artificial skin capable of recreating sense of touch

August 13th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

  A researcher at the NUS demonstrates the self-healing abilities of an artificial, transparent skin ACES, or Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin, comprises up to 100 small sensors to replicate a sense of feeling. Researchers say it can process information faster than the nervous system The skin is able to recognise 20 to 30 different textures […]

Has the Summit Supercomputer cracked COVID’s code?

August 11th, 2020 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

A supercomputer-powered genetic study of COVID-19 patients has spawned a possible breakthrough into how the novel coronavirus causes disease—and points toward new potential therapies to treat its worst symptoms. The genetic data mining research uncovered a common pattern of gene activity in the lungs of symptomatic COVID-19 patients, which when compared to gene activity in […]

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 […]

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