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Novel stem cell technique shows promise for bone repair

Belgian doctors have successfully repaired bones using stem cells from fatty tissue. They say the new technique could become a benchmark to treat patients recovering from bone tumour surgery and a wide range of bone disorders.

WATCH VIDEO:http://news.yahoo.com/video/novel-stem-cell-technique-shows-183317371.html

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NYSCF SCIENTISTS ONE STEP CLOSER TO CELL THERAPY FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS

Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation
(NYSCF) Research Institute are one step closer to creating a viable cell replacement therapy
for multiple sclerosis from a patient’s own cells.

READ MORE:http://www.nyscf.org/pdfs/2014_07_24_NYSCF_ PR_Oligo.pdf

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Palliative Care: Communication Comes First

Bridget Tracy, MD, Associate Professor of Palliative Care Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, speaks about the important dialogue between palliative care specialist and patient.

WATCH VIDEO:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWnnNCsYzuw

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Scientists eliminate HIV from cultured human cells

Researchers from Temple University School of Medicine have discovered how to permanently extricate HIV-1 from human cells, possibly avoiding the need for lifelong drug treatment. Though in its very early stages, this may prove to be a critical step in permanently defeating the disease.

READ MORE:http://www.gizmag.com/scientists-eliminate-hiv-from-human-cells-temple/33124/?utm_source=Gizmag Subscribers

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Study suggests probiotic to prevent obesity possible

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have raised hopes for the possibility of developing of a probiotic to treat obesity and other chronic diseases. The team inhibited weight gain, insulin resistance and various other negative health effects of a high-fat diet in mice by modifying bacteria to produce a therapeutic compound in the gut.

READ MORE:http://www.gizmag.com/probiotic-treatment-obesity/33131/?utm_source=Gizmag Subscribers

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Researchers Target ALS With Stem Cells

The Mayo Clinic is testing the safety and effectiveness of taking stem cells from a patient’s own fat and injecting them into their spinal fluid to slow the progression of ALS. KARE’s Renee

WATCH VIDEO:http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nbc-news-channel/researchers-target-als-with-stem-cells-304923715719

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Alzheimer’s in the Blood

Researchers are on a mission to identify blood-borne biomarkers for dementia. Will this year’s high-profile successes pave the way?

READ MORE:http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40546/title/Alzheimer-s-in-the-Blood/

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Sex and Drugs

Did 20th-century pharmaceutical and technological advances shape modern sexual behaviors?

READ MORE:http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40305/title/Sex-and-Drugs/

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New hope for chronic pain sufferers

A new study by a University of Reading researcher has found that painful areas on our body can be controlled through the power of positive thinking.

READ MORE:http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-07-chronic-pain_1.html

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Imaging Intercourse, 1493

For centuries, scientists have been trying to understand the mechanics of human intercourse. MRI technology made it possible for them to get an inside view.

READ MORE:http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40267/title/Imaging-Intercourse–1493/