When pancreatic islet allo-transplantation therapy was first introduced, it provided hope for countless diabetics tired of daily insulin injections. While the technology has delivered on much of its promise, Tel Aviv-based regenerative medicine firm Orgenesis is currently developing a treatment of its own, that it claims addresses much of the shortcomings of islet therapy. In a nutshell, its approach involves converting the patient’s own liver cells into cells that produce insulin.
Synthetic biologists introduce bacterial and poppy plant genes into yeast to manufacture morphine.
By the age of 40, nearly all people with Down syndrome have the plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Michael Rafii, MD, PhD joins William Mobley, MD,PhD to discuss why this occurs, the prevalence and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, potential treatment models and current research affecting this predisposed population. Series: “The Brain Channel” [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 28468]
Inside the operating room, video cameras track every movement. Outside, a small computer-like device analyzes the recordings, identifying when mistakes are made and providing instant feedback to surgeons as they operate.
Device gives doctors a better look at developing embryos for IVF process
Women suffering from depression are being encouraged to attend a trapeze exercise class to help manage their symptoms.
Instructors say building physical strength can also improve mental health.
Anna Holligan attending one of the classes as a sports centre in London.
Researchers in the U.K. have found a compound in pomegranate that they believe may help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
A Minnesota mother is charged with child endangerment for giving her son medical marijuana to treat his pain,
Doctors in New York have removed a 20-pound tumor from a man’s body, saving his life.
The patient, 76-year-old Frank Bollettieri, did not even realize he had the tumor until he had an X-ray after a fall. The basketball-sized growth was a type of soft tissue cancer called a liposarcoma, which is extremely rare, especially this size.
Julie Evans says she was hypnotized into only craving healthy foods.