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Aug 17, 2017

#Stemcells

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Aug 16, 2017

Cure to deadly peanut allergy FINALLY found in Australian breakthrough

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Children with peanut allergies could finally overcome the life-threatening reaction for up to four years, Australian researchers say.

Following a major breakthrough that could lead to a cure, the small clinical trial found two-thirds of children who were given an experimental immunotherapy treatment were rid of their allergy.

The kids with peanut allergies were given a probiotic treatment called lactobacillus rhamnosus, with a peanut protein, once daily for 18 months.

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Aug 15, 2017

This Molecule Found in Royal Jelly Is The Secret Ingredient to Speed Up Wound Healing

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Honey bees really are tiny hardworking superheroes of the insect world — not only do they keep our agriculture going by pollinating many of our crops, but they also produce a myriad of beneficial substances, like honey and beeswax.

For thousands of years honey has been prized for its topical antiseptic properties. But now researchers have discovered that its lesser-known cousin, royal jelly, has special molecules that speed up wound healing.

Royal jelly is the superfood worker bees secrete and feed all their larvae, especially the queen bees. While queens are developing, they basically float in a pool of this stuff, and humans have figured out how to stimulate queen larva production to then harvest the royal jelly.

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Aug 15, 2017

Researchers Enable Lab-Grade Medical Tests on Smartphones

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In a major step towards creating a tricorder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have invented a device that allows smartphones to perform the kinds of lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that previously had to be done on large and expensive instruments.

The device, called a spectral transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI)-Analyzer, plugs into a smartphone and is able to run tests on a patient’s blood, urine, or saliva as reliably as clinic-based instruments that cost thousands of dollars. The researchers say their TRI Analyzer costs only $550.

“Our TRI Analyzer is like the Swiss Army knife of biosensing,” said Prof. Brian Cunningham, the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering and director of the Micro + Nanotechnology Lab at Illinois.

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Aug 15, 2017

This chip could be used to fight Alzheimer’s one day

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Aug 15, 2017

Breakthrough device heals organs with a single touch

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering, life extension, nanotechnology

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State’s College of Engineering have developed a new technology, Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), that can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient’s own body. This technology may be used to repair injured tissue or restore function of aging tissue, including organs, blood vessels and nerve cells.

Results of the study published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

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Aug 15, 2017

The Government Must Review What Bioresearch Journals Publish

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, health, internet, security, terrorism

It’s getting too easy to create dangerous viruses. The upcoming national biodefense strategy should ensure that scientific journals don’t help terrorists learn how.

The news that researchers have recreated an extinct cousin to the smallpox virus using only commercially available technology and items purchased over the Internet renews concerns that bioterrorists could do the same if detailed information about the methods were published. Here’s the problem: scientific journals are geared toward publication, often without sufficient understanding of the public-security risks. We need a better system to ensure that information that could help bad actors stays unpublished.

It took David Evans’ team of scientists at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, about six months and $100,000 to recreate the horsepox virus, a close relative of the smallpox virus that killed perhaps 300 million people in the 20th century before it was eradicated in 1980. In a summary of the research, the World Health Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research wrote that “recreation of such viral genomes did not require exceptional biochemical knowledge or skills, significant funds, or significant time.”

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Aug 15, 2017

This gene-editing breakthrough could change life on Earth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution, genetics

One of the scientists behind CRISPR discusses the daunting responsibility of altering evolution.

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Aug 15, 2017

9 Proofs You Can Improve Your Brain Power

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The human brain is probably the most mysterious organ in our body, scientists keep learning new facts about its work, but it still hides lots of secrets. There are a few simple ways to boost your intellect and improve your brain power and they will surely surprise you!

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Aug 14, 2017

Husband of China’s first cryogenics subject keeps his love and hope frozen in time

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You never hear much about cryogenics outside of the US.


Bereaved partner believes science will one day find a cure for the cancer that took his wife, and return her to him.

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 August, 2017, 8:31pm.

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