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Old October 23rd, 2014, 10:16 AM   #101
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Nowadays, many people are dying due to smoking. that time to improve man's mentality and need for removing bad habit...........

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Old October 26th, 2014, 10:31 PM   #102
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Scientists grow tiny beating human hearts to give them heart disease and find a cure



Miniature human hearts that beat of their own accord are being grown by scientists at Abertay University.

They have been developed specifically to find a cure for heart hypertrophy - a form of heart disease that can lead to sudden death.

Made from stem cells, the tiny hearts are just 1mm in diameter and contract at around 30 beats per minute.

FULL ARTICLE: http://www.abertay.ac.uk/about/news/...,17667,en.html
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Old October 30th, 2014, 12:33 PM   #103
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Google[x] Reveals Nano Pill To Seek Out Cancerous Cells
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Parkinson's stem cell 'breakthrough'

Stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson's disease, according to scientists in Sweden.

They said their study on rats heralded a "huge breakthrough" towards developing effective treatments.

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There have been no human clinical trials of stem-cell-derived neurons, but the researchers said they could be ready for testing by 2017.

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Old November 19th, 2014, 02:17 PM   #105
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A small lab in Brooklyn is working on a gel that can stop bleeding in 20 seconds. Platelets stick together when VetiGel, made from plant-based polymers, comes into contact with blood. VetiGel’s co-founder, Joe Landolina, started working on the project while he was a freshman at New York University.
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First gene therapy drug to go on sale with record $1.4-million price tag

Wednesday, Nov. 26 2014

The Western world’s first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a 1.1 million euro ($1.4-million) price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.

The sky-high cost of Glybera, from Dutch biotech firm UniQure and its unlisted Italian marketing partner Chiesi, shows how single curative therapies to fix faulty genes may upend the conventional pharmaceutical business model.

After a quarter century of experiments and several setbacks, gene therapy is finally throwing a life-line to patients by inserting corrective genes into malfunctioning cells – but paying for it poses a challenge.

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Old December 14th, 2014, 03:27 AM   #108
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Old December 18th, 2014, 10:51 PM   #109
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Old December 19th, 2014, 03:05 AM   #110
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Incredible!!
Not really. Camera pills have been around for a half of a decade already.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsule_endoscopy




I find old tech more interesting. Like the use of Maggots [MDT], Leaches, and fecal transplants in current medicine. .

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggot_therapy


Maggot therapy is also known as maggot debridement therapy (MDT), larval therapy, larva therapy, larvae therapy, biodebridement or biosurgery. It is a type of biotherapy involving the introduction of live, disinfected maggots (fly larvae) into the non-healing skin and soft tissue wound(s) of a human or animal for the purpose of cleaning out the necrotic (dead) tissue within a wound (debridement) and disinfection. It was long believed that the debridement was selective on necrotic tissue, but new literature has questioned that belief. A recent clinical study in France showed non-selectivity of maggot action as wound surface increased over treatment

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Written records have documented that maggots have been used since antiquity as a wound treatment.There are reports of the use of maggots for wound healing by Maya Native Americans and Aboriginal tribes in Australia. There also have been reports of the use of maggot treatment in Renaissance times. Military physicians have observed that soldiers whose wounds had become colonized with maggots experienced significantly less morbidity and mortality than soldiers whose wounds had not become colonized. These physicians included Napoleon’s general surgeon, Baron Dominique Larrey. Larrey reported during France's Egyptian campaign in Syria, 1798–1801, that certain species of fly consumed only dead tissue and helped wounds to heal.

Dr. Joseph Jones, a ranking Confederate medical officer during the American Civil War, is quoted as follows, "I have frequently seen neglected wounds ... filled with maggots ... as far as my experience extends, these worms eat only dead tissues, and do not injure specifically the well parts." The first therapeutic use of maggots is credited to a second Confederate medical officer Dr. J.F. Zacharias, who reported during the American Civil War that, "Maggots ... in a single day would clean a wound much better than any agents we had at our command ... I am sure I saved many lives by their use." He recorded a high survival rate in patients he treated with maggots.

During World War I, Dr. William S. Baer, an orthopedic surgeon, recognized on the battlefield the efficacy of maggot colonization for healing wounds. He observed one soldier left for several days on the battlefield who had sustained compound fractures of the femur and large flesh wounds of the abdomen and *******. When the soldier arrived at the hospital, he had no signs of fever despite the serious nature of his injuries and his prolonged exposure to the elements without food or water. When his clothes were removed, it was seen that "thousands and thousands of maggots filled the entire wounded area." To Dr. Baer's surprise, when these maggots were removed "there was practically no bare bone to be seen and the internal structure of the wounded bone as well as the surrounding parts was entirely covered with most beautiful pink tissue that one could imagine." This case took place at a time when the death rate for compound fractures of the femur was about 75–80%.

Case studies and modern use

That tech was lost for many decades because of antibiotics, but due to resistant orgs it is seeing a return to use.

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Read more on this one below. I'm sure you will find it Incredible!!!









Fecal bacteriotherapy


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fecal_bacteriotherapy

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) also known as a stool transplant is the process of transplantation of fecal bacteria from a healthy individual into a recipient. A limited number of studies have shown it to be an effective treatment for patients suffering from Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), which produces effects ranging from diarrhea to pseudomembranous colitis.Beginning in 2000, hypervirulent strains of C. difficile have emerged, which seem to be linked to antibiotics that are commonly used in empiric treatments. In the U.S alone, an estimated 3 million new acute Clostridium difficile infections currently are diagnosed annually.Of these, a subgroup will go on to develop fulminant CDI which results in approximately 300 deaths per day or almost 110,000 deaths per year.Due to the epidemic in North America and Europe, FMT has gained increasing prominence, with some experts calling for it to become first-line therapy for CDI.

Previous terms for the procedure include fecal bacteriotherapy, fecal transfusion, fecal transplant, stool transplant, fecal enema, and human probiotic infusion (HPI). Because the procedure involves the complete restoration of the entire fecal microbiota, not just a single agent or combination of agents, these terms have now been replaced by the new term 'Fecal Microbiota Transplantation'.FMT involves restoration of the colonic microflora by introducing healthy bacterial flora through infusion of stool, e.g. by enema, obtained from a healthy human donor.

Infusion of feces from healthy donors was demonstrated in a randomized, controlled trial to be highly effective in treating recurrent C. difficile, and more effective than vancomycin alone.It also may be used to treat other conditions, including colitis, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and some neurological conditions.In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates human faeces as an experimental drug.


Technique

Preparing for the procedure requires careful selection and screening of the donor and excluding those who test positive for certain diseases as well as any donor carrying any pathogenic gastrointestinal infectious agent

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History

The concept of treating fecal diseases with fecal matter originated in China millennia ago. 'Yellow soup' was made of fecal matter and water, which was drunk by the patient.

The first description of FMT was published in 1958 by Ben Eiseman and colleagues, a team of surgeons from Colorado, who treated four critically ill patients with fulminant pseudomembranous colitis (before C.difficile was the known cause) using fecal enemas, which resulted in a rapid return to health. Stool transplants, are about 90% effective in those with severe cases of Clostridium difficile colonization, in whom antibiotics have not worked

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As the use of FMT continues to expand, the therapeutic potential of FMT in other conditions, including autoimmune disorders,[38] neurological conditions, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease is now being explored.









You can google Leach therapy yourself and the wonders of reattachment of limbs and body parts severed and their anticoagulant uses from their saliva.





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Old December 19th, 2014, 11:44 PM   #111
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Not really. It's just starting to start, it's no where near being practical.
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Old December 20th, 2014, 01:35 AM   #112
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I'll be truly impressed the day I see a double amputee like the guy in the video do juggling.

Until then, I'll... still be impressed. This is still miles and miles better than anything we've provided amputees with for the past several millennia.
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Old December 20th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #113
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Lots of hugs may help us avoid the common cold

December 19, 2014

The tongue-in-cheek name of this publication might imply that we are already pro-hugging, but new research suggests that hugs may have preventative health benefits.

http://www.treehugger.com/health/lot...mmon-cold.html




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Old December 23rd, 2014, 12:14 PM   #114
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An extremely promising breakthrough in treating arthritis -

http://news.sky.com/story/1396464/ne...sufferers-hope

Could work for other conditions too, e.g. asthma.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 06:16 PM   #115
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NHS England embarks on mass genome-sequencing project to aid research into cancers and hereditary diseases.

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A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases", the NHS says.

Under the scheme, 11 Genomics Medicine Centres are being set up in English hospitals to gather DNA samples to help devise targeted treatments for a wide range of diseases.

It is focusing on cancer and rare genetic diseases.

The aim is to sequence 100,000 genomes within three years in order to develop new tests and drugs.

Doctors will offer suitable patients the opportunity to take part in the scheme.

They will have to agree to have their genetic code and medical records - stripped of anything that could identify them - made available to drugs companies and researchers.

Up to 25,000 cancer patients will have the genetic code of their healthy tissue compared to the genetic code of their tumour.

A giant game of spot-the-difference will then take place to identify the precise mutations in DNA that are causing a patient's tumour.

This would allow targeted medicines to be developed.

Previous genetics research has shown how different cancers can be - for example that breast cancer is not one disease but at least 10 - each with a different cause and life expectancy and each needing a different treatment.

And the development of targeted drugs such as Herceptin - given only if a patient's breast tumour has a certain mutation - has been possible because of genetics research.

Meanwhile, 15,000 patients with rare diseases will have their genome compared with those of their parents and grandparents.

Thousands of genetic diseases - which are individually rare but combined affect large numbers of people - could be identified by finding mistakes in the three billion pairs of letters that make up our genetic code.

The resulting knowledge could give patients an explanation for a disease that has plagued their entire life.

Prof Graeme Black, who will lead the project in Manchester, told the BBC: "It's possible to sequence an individual's entire genetic make-up, their genome, in merely a few days where five years ago that was completely unimaginable.

"Therefore it's possible for conditions where there's a possibility that it's genetic, that we can identify genetic causes much quicker than had been imagined previously."

The 11 Genomics Medicines Centres will open across England in February at:
◾Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
◾Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London
◾Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
◾Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
◾Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
◾Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
◾Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
◾Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
◾University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
◾Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London
◾University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

The 11 centres are just the first wave of the project, which will eventually cover the whole of England.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are not taking part.

The pilots have been under way this year and 3,000 genomes will have been sequenced by January.

All the data produced in the 100,000 Genomes project will be stripped of anything that could identify the patient and then be made available to drugs companies and researchers to help them create precision drugs for future generations.

The project's leaders say it will be the partnership between the health service, industry and academics that will deliver a new era of genetics-based medicine.
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Injectable 3D vaccines could fight cancer and infectious diseases

New findings show programmable biomaterials can be delivered using needle injection to induce an immune response and fight deadly diseases


A microscope image shows many of the immune system's dendritic cells that were collected from a 3D scaffold three days after in vivo injection. The 3D scaffold effectively recruits and activates the dendritic cells to trigger an immune response against specific cells, such as cancerous cells.
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"We can create 3D structures using minimally–invasive delivery to enrich and activate a host's immune cells to target and attack harmful cells in vivo," said the study's senior author David Mooney, Ph.D., who is a Wyss Institute Core Faculty member and the Robert P. Pinkas Professor of Bioengineering at Harvard SEAS.

Tiny biodegradable rod–like structures made from silica, known as mesoporous silica rods (MSRs), can be loaded with biological and chemical drug components and then delivered by needle just underneath the skin. The rods spontaneously assemble at the vaccination site to form a three–dimensional scaffold, like pouring a box of matchsticks into a pile on a table. The porous spaces in the stack of MSRs are large enough to recruit and fill up with dendritic cells, which are "surveillance" cells that monitor the body and trigger an immune response when a harmful presence is detected.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 02:50 PM   #117
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Have scientists found a cure for blindness? Radical gene therapy that restores sight in mice and dogs could be used on humans
  • Treatment allows scientists to remodel eye cells into light receptors
  • It uses a gene that alters eye cells and an injected chemical 'photoswitch'
  • The photoswitch works with the gene to turn light sensitivity on in cell
  • Blind rescue dogs could see flashing lights after treatment, study says
  • Blind mice became as good at navigating a water maze as normal mice
  • The treatment could be used to help people with retinitis pigmentosa - an inherited condition resulting in progressive loss of sight

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^That's probably a measure against spambots. No links allowed until you have a few posts (ten, I think). Just lurk around the forums and post a little in threads that interest you, then come back here to try again once your post count is high enough.
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