Monday, January 15, 2018 -- Doctors at the Mayo Clinic have received FDA approval for a platform that can manufacture stem cells by the billions in just days, in contrast to previous methods of making stem cells that took months. The post Newly FDA-Approved Platform Will Rapidly “Manufacture” Stem Cells to Repair Our Bodies appeared first on Futurism.
Monday, January 15, 2018 -- Researchers at Western University believe they have found a common link between the degenerative brain condition CTE, and a variant of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 -- Around a third of people who suffer from major depressive disorder are resistant to current forms of treatment. In early clinical trials, esketamine has proven to be a promising alternative. The post Research Finds Esketamine Effective in Treating the Worst Cases of Depression appeared first on Futurism.
Sunday, January 14, 2018 -- (Natural News) Taking probiotics to improve intestinal health may come with a bonus, as a new animal study revealed that the beneficial gut bacteria may also reduce depressive tendencies. A team of researchers at the Aarhus University in Denmark examined the effects of lactic acid bacteria in rat models as part of the study. The rats... Read More
Friday, January 12, 2018 -- (Natural News) Sometimes the sum is greater than its parts, and scientists have found this to be the case when it comes to the cholesterol-lowering effects of pomegranate and inulin. Both have been found to lower cholesterol individually, but when taken together, they become a force to be reckoned with. Researchers already knew from animal... Read More
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 -- (Natural News) Chrysanthemin, which is the 3-glucoside of cyanidin, is a member of the anthocyanin class of natural products. According to an MTT assay (a colorimetric assay for assessing cell metabolic activity), chrysanthemin tends to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells, inducing dose-dependent and time-dependent cytotoxic effects in them. Chrysanthemin can be isolated from... Read More
Monday, January 15, 2018 -- In a recent study, researchers stated that severe high and low blood sugar levels are “serious complications of type 1 diabetes (T1D)”, and said that the relationship between depression and extreme blood sugars hasn’t been studied much in those with type 1 diabetes. So they conducted a study to look at the “bidirectional associations between […]
Friday, January 12, 2018 -- Breast cancer patients with BRCA mutations survive just as well as women without them, British researchers found.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 -- More than two thirds of pregnant women take acetaminophen at some stage during their pregnancy. New research supports claims that this may be harmful.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 -- (Reuters Health) - Mothers who nurse their babies now have another reason to continue as long as they can: longer periods of breastfeeding are associated with a lower risk of diabetes even decades later, a U.S. study suggests.
Monday, January 15, 2018 -- Tuberculosis (TB) vaccines, including the well-known Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine, have focused on stimulating the adaptive immune system. Unfortunately, attempts to rouse the adaptive immune system against TB have yielded uneven results. The existing BCG vaccine is only partially effective, and vaccines in development keep racking up disappointments in preclinical and clinical trials. Now, with TB looking ever more dangerous as it evolves resistance to current antibiotics, some vaccine developers are considering a different approach. Instead of stimulating the adaptive immune system, they are trying to “train” the innate immune system to recognize and fight TB. In a new study led by researchers from McGill University, scientists have shown that when BCG is given access to bone marrow stem
Friday, January 12, 2018 -- (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved expanded use of AstraZeneca Plc's cancer drug Lynparza to include patients with metastatic breast cancer whose disease is associated with a mutation of the BRCA gene.
Sunday, January 14, 2018 -- A cocktail of engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in the future, researchers suggest.
Monday, January 15, 2018 -- (Natural News) A study discovered that the ethanolic leaf extracts of the plant Rubia cordifolia or Indian madder contain anti-mycobacterial, cytotoxic, and antioxidant activities, which can be used in fighting against mycobacterial tuberculosis infection. A team of researchers from the University of Limpopo in South Africa analyzed the protective effects of Rubia cordifolia, more commonly known... Read More
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 -- Lab studies show promise for a clinical trial aimed at improving current immune therapies
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 -- Researchers have identified a single gene mutation that may be responsible for both high and low blood sugar levels in a single family.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 -- For the first time, human sensory interneurons—the cells that communicate the sense of touch in the central nervous system—have been derived from stem cells. In clinical applications, stem cell–derived sensory interneurons could restore feeling in paralyzed patients, potentially complementing stem cell–derived motor neurons, which are being developed to restore coordinated movement. "The field has for a long time focused on making people walk again," said Samantha J. Butler, Ph.D., a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles. As the senior author of a new study describing the generation of stem cell–derived sensory interneurons, Dr. Butler took the opportunity to note that while significant progress has been made in the development of stem cell–derived motor neurons, protocols for generating
Friday, January 12, 2018 -- (Natural News) Scientists are being asked to take into consideration a new aspect when it comes to acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STD), mainly in part because there are now forms of STD that can be transmitted even through oral and anal sex. “Does active oral sex contribute to female infertility?” This is the question asked... Read More
Thursday, January 11, 2018 -- Missed doses of Clopidogrel increases the risk of heart attack and stroke which can be life threatening.
Friday, January 12, 2018 -- A study of three diets found that only a high adherence to the whole Mediterranean dietary pattern is linked to lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer.