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Jan 30, 2019

Kill the Cancer Stem Cell, Kill the Cancer: How One Biotech is Hitting Cancer at the Cause

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 10, 2019 / The Wealthy Biotech Trader (or” WBT”), an investment newsletter focused on showing everyday investors new opportunities in rapidly growing, little-known biotech, pharma, medical device stocks making news and subsequent market moves, would like to update investors on several breakthroughs in cancer therapies hitting the market.

Stock investors have soured on biotech companies over the past several months, as demonstrated by the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI), off 30% since June, and the NYSE Biotechnology Index (NYSE: NBI), which has dropped from 3500 in mid-2018 to just under 3000 at year-end, and a host of their component companies and others in addition. Still, there is innovation and competitive potential brewing in the market at publicly-traded companies that are flying below the radar. One of those is Propanc Biopharma, Inc. (OTCQB: PPCB), an Australian biotech company with strong management and technology that has the potential to help millions of cancer patients worldwide.

Propanc Biopharma, Inc. Company Overview

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Jan 30, 2019

Physicists Have Built a Machine That Actually Breaks Two Rules of Light

Posted by in categories: futurism, physics

When you beam intense pulses of light into a thin circle, strange things will happen, according to new research based on the optical equivalent of a whispering gallery.

Inside tiny loops of transparent fibre, waves of light can be forced to break step and change the orientation of their wiggle in odd ways, bending the rules and potentially giving future engineers new tools for emerging optical technology.

Researchers from the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have watched light break its usual symmetrical patterns inside devices called optical ring resonators.

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Jan 30, 2019

New NASA Animations Show How Slowly Light Travels Through Space

Posted by in category: space

It turns out that the universe’s speed limit is pretty conservative.

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Jan 30, 2019

Fighting Deadly Drug Resistant Bacteria in Intestines with New Antibiotic

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A new antibiotic developed by a Flinders University researcher is being heralded as a breakthrough in the war against a drug resistant superbug. Bacteria are winning the fight against antibiotics as they evolve to fight off traditional treatments, threatening decades of advancements in modern medicine, with predictions they will kill over 10 million people by 2050. The scientific development of new, effective and safe antibiotics is crucial in addressing the ever-growing threat posed by drug resistant bacteria around the world.

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a potentially deadly infection in the large intestine most common in people who need to take antibiotics for a long period of time, particularly in Australia’s ageing population. Dr Ramiz Boulos, adjunct research associate at Flinders University and CEO of Boulos & Cooper Pharmaceuticsals, says the fact CDI is becoming resistant to traditional antibiotics is alarming and highlights the need to develop more effective treatments.

“Cases of CDI disease are rising and the strains are becoming more lethal. If there is an imbalance in your intestines it can begin to grow and release toxins that attack the lining of the intestines which leads to symptoms,” says Dr Boulos. Over the past ten years, various strains of C. difficile have emerged, and are associated with outbreaks of severe infections worldwide. One particular strain is easily transmitted between people and has been responsible for large outbreaks in hospitals in the United States and Europe. “It’s concerning when you consider CDI is one of the most common infections acquired during hospital visits in the Western hemisphere, and the most likely cause of diarrhea for patients and staff in hospitals.”

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Jan 30, 2019

A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood now claims to be up and running in 5 cities across the US

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A company called Ambrosia is charging $8,000 for the procedure and accepting PayPal payments. But there’s little to no evidence that it would work.

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Jan 30, 2019

Treating Disease

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

Genetic errors can lead to serious health problems, but repairing the genome can be dangerous and challenging. RNA offers another option. | Videos.

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Jan 30, 2019

How pharmaceutical companies game the patent system

Posted by in categories: entertainment, law

When a company reaches the top of the ladder, they typically kick it away so that others cannot climb up on it. The aim? To prevent competition. When this happens in the pharmaceutical world, in terms of patents, companies quickly apply for broad protection of their products, which can last decades, and, in doing so, they fence off entire research areas for others.

In this video, Tahir Amin an attorney Tahir Amin who specializes in patent law, explains how this “skewed” system hurts everyday people.

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Jan 30, 2019

Brain cancer patients live longer with laser treatment

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Half of patients with aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma die within 14 months of diagnosis. A new treatment could give them more time.

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Jan 30, 2019

Bendable Needles Developed to Deliver Stem Cells into Brains

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

The flexible needles could help doctors deliver stem cells to broader areas of the brain with fewer injections. Such therapies are being investigated for Parkinson’s disease, stroke and other neurodegenerative disorders.

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Jan 30, 2019

Caterpillar unveils an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack

Posted by in category: futurism

Caterpillar, along with Pon Equipment, has unveiled an all-electric 26-ton excavator with a giant 300 kWh battery pack in an effort to electrify construction equipment.

They built a prototype in Gjelleråsen, Norway for construction company Veidekke who plan to use 8 of them.

The company expects that the machine will result in a better experience for its employee by reducing air and noise pollution at construction sites.

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