- Extreme Makeover: Cell Edition
It has long been a dream of developmental biologists to easily reprogram one type of fully formed adult cell into another type of adult cell without using stem cells. By reprogramming cells, you might be able to treat many diseases where certain cells are ...
Article - Matthew Brown - Aug 29 2008 - 9:52am
- Improving Catheters With Robot Navigation
Long procedures require long fluoroscopy times with a serious amount of radiation for physician and personnel. The idea is that both the performance of procedures can be improved by robotic navigation systems and that the amount of complications can be red ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 1 2008 - 11:32am
- Lumberjacks Face Competition From Osteoarthritis Patients
If you are on vacation in the Mediterranean basin and happen upon a person gnawing on a pine tree, fear not – the person is likely treating one of a myriad of inflammatory symptoms. While Western medicine tends to eschew traditional or “natural” therapies, ...
Article - Becky Jungbauer - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- Basil Holds The Key To Anti-Aging
Basil can protect against the harmful effects of ageing, according to research presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference (BPC) in Manchester. Holy basil, (Latin name Ocimum sanctum), is a close relative of the herb commonly used in Western cookin ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 6 2008 - 11:45am
- Neanderthal Births Remarkably Similar To Ours (Not All That Easy)
Neanderthals had a brain at birth of a similar size to that of modern-day babies. However, after birth, their brain grew more quickly than it does for Homo sapiens and became larger too. Nevertheless, the individual lifespan ran just as slowly as it does f ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2008 - 10:03pm
- Sweaty Athletes Get Less Exercise-Induced Asthma
An athlete's ability to sweat may do more than keep the body cool. It also may prevent the development of exercise-induced asthma (EIA), a common respiratory condition among trained athletes. New research appearing in the September issue of CHEST, the ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2008 - 12:52am
- Frank Sinatra Finally Gets Customized Diabetes Monitor
Ol' Blue Eyes was way ahead of the curve in diabetes treatment- I nominate his 1956 hit, "I've Got You Under My Skin" for the official anthem for type 1 diabetes patients. A study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine ...
Article - Becky Jungbauer - Sep 8 2008 - 1:18pm
- The Unusual Case Of The Young Woman Who Had A Stroke During Sex
Minutes after having sexual intercourse with her boyfriend, a 35-year-old woman suddenly felt her left arm go weak. Her speech became slurred and she lost feeling on the left side of her face. She had suffered a stroke and the conclusion was that the stro ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 15 2008 - 2:14am
- “He Eats Like A Pig!” (thanks To Ghrelin Research, That's Not So Bad Now)
It used to be that 'eating like a pig' was an insult. A new scientific finding may put that old saying to rest. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute have successfully suppressed the appetite of pigs by removing the blood vessel that all ...
Article - Ashley Cox - Sep 16 2008 - 8:44pm
- Don't Bee Alarmed: That Sting May Cure Hypertension
High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States. The American Heart Association estimates that high blood pressure affects approximately one in three adults in the US. Genetics and a diet of foods high in fat ...
Article - Erin Richards - Dec 15 2008 - 1:36am