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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 […]

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 […]

An artificial skin made with graphene could revolutionize robotic surgery

July 1st, 2020 at 11:53 am » Comments Off

Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery is an area receiving broad attention worldwide because of its strong potential to advance new levels of healthcare. In Europe, the robotics and cognitive science communities have been independently pursuing research in this field, making significant, but fragmented contributions. Furthermore, strong surgical instrument manufacturers are now present in Europe. Robotic […]

New technology enables fast protein synthesis

June 10th, 2020 at 1:44 pm » Comments Off

MIT chemists have developed a protocol to rapidly produce protein chains up to 164 amino acids long. The flow-based technology could speed up drug development and allow scientists to design novel protein variants incorporating amino acids that don’t occur naturally in cells. The automatic tabletop machine, pictured here, is nicknamed the “Amidator” by the research […]

Quantum computing will (eventually) help us discover vaccines in days

June 2nd, 2020 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

The coronavirus is proving that we have to move faster in identifying and mitigating epidemics before they become pandemics because, in today’s global world, viruses spread much faster, further, and more frequently than ever before. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that while our ability to identify and treat pandemics has improved greatly since […]

Why scientists are changing their minds and disagreeing during the coronavirus pandemic

May 27th, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams holds a face mask during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 22, 2020, in Washington, DC.  KEY POINTS The changing recommendations during the Covid-19 pandemic on things such as whether to wear face masks has […]

The latest coronavirus antibody test is a lot more accurate

May 23rd, 2020 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Several coronavirus antibody tests have been authorized for public use, but so far their accuracy has been iffy. A new test created by Roche and cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use today, May 3rd, significantly ups the standard. Roche announced that its test is 100% accurate at detecting coronavirus […]

‘Immunity Passports’ could create a new category of privilege

May 22nd, 2020 at 2:36 pm » Comments Off

Being infected with the virus could come with more freedom  A new type of test uses a small blood sample to look for the presence of coronavirus antibodies. In one version of the future, a new type of test that measures antibodies would help restore a sense of normalcy for some people even as the […]

Molecules identified that reverse cellular aging process

May 15th, 2020 at 12:24 am » Comments Off

A new discovery paves the way for novel drugs that could help safeguard DNA and slow the aging process Central to a lot of scientific research into aging are tiny caps on the ends of our chromosomes called telomeres. These protective sequences of DNA grow a little shorter each time a cell divides, but by […]

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