lroot on June 15th, 2017

America has a drinking water crisis. An NRDC study has found that contaminants that may harm human health are found in tap water in every state in the nation. This is a problem even for people who don’t drink tap water since water borne toxins can be absorbed through the skin and lungs while bathing […]

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New research from Brigham Young University reveals you may be able to slow one type of aging the kind that happens inside your cells. As long as you’re willing to sweat. “Just because you’re 40, doesn’t mean you’re 40 years old biologically,” Tucker said. “We all know people that seem younger than their actual age. […]

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A Cedars-Sinai-led team of investigators has successfully repaired severe limb fractures in laboratory animals with an innovative technique that cues bone to regrow its own tissue. If found to be safe and effective in humans, the pioneering method of combining ultrasound, stem cell and gene therapies could eventually replace grafting as a way to mend […]

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lroot on June 2nd, 2017

Among all the organs in the human body, the liver is something of a superhero. Not only does it defend our bodies against the liquid toxins we regularly ingest, it has the ability to regenerate itself, and, as new research shows, it increases its size by nearly half over the course of a day. Working […]

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lroot on June 1st, 2017

Many people know Watson as IBM’s world Jeopardy champion on the television show. Now IBM is turning it’s artificially intelligent supercomputer into a medical genius. “Watson, the supercomputer, basically went to med school after it won Jeopardy,” MIT’s Andrew McAfee, coauthor of The Second Machine Age, said recently in an interview with Smart Planet. “I’m […]

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A recent study conducted at Baycrest Health Sciences has uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward off age-related cognitive declines. This finding could lead to the development of brain rehabilitation interventions through musical training. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, […]

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The emergency call issued by the American Red Cross earlier this year was of a sort all too common: Donations of platelets were needed, and desperately. But a new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine may be the key to stopping shortages of these vital blood-clotting cells. The UVA researchers have identified […]

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lroot on April 28th, 2017

Generating mature and viable heart muscle cells from human or other animal stem cells has proven difficult for biologists. Now, Johns Hopkins researchers report success in creating them in the laboratory by implanting stem cells taken from a healthy adult or one with a type of heart disease into newborn rat hearts. The researchers say […]

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lroot on April 25th, 2017

A study led by the University of Sydney in Australia has found that gradually increasing muscle strength through activities such as weightlifting improves cognitive function. The study was conducted in collaboration with the Centre for Healthy Brain Aging at the University of New South Wales and the University of Adelaide. The results have been published […]

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lroot on April 17th, 2017

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists and their collaborators at the University of Cambridge have created a new technique that simplifies the production of human brain and muscle cells allowing millions of functional cells to be generated in just a few days. The results published in Stem Cell Reports open the door to producing a diversity […]

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