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How About Just Starving the Tumor?

The team identified and cut off access to an essential supply of cancer cell nutrients, reducing ...

The team identified and cut off access to an essential supply of cancer cell nutrients, reducing growth by an astonishing 96 percent.

There are more than 900 different types of cancer currently identified, and many of them require very specific treatments, and can become resistant to chemotherapy as time goes on. read more

Adding Eggs to Electronics

The clear albumen surrounding an egg's yolk was spun into a super-thin wafer used in a ...

The clear albumen surrounding an egg’s yolk was spun into a super-thin wafer used in a degradable chip known as a memristor

Durability is often touted as the hallmark of good electronics, but sometimes you want components that don’t last all that long. For example, it would be handy if microelectronic systems that delivered drugs to various parts of the body dissolved after their task was done. Or if sensors that monitor pollution simply dissolved after they were finished reporting, rather than contributing to even more environmentally-damaging material. A team of researchers from the UK and China has just figured out how to create one such chip out of eggs. read more

See We Told You So – Insurers Folding Under the Weight of Obamacare

by: the Common Constitutionalist

This was the plan from the very beginning.

In 2003, at an AFL-CIO (USSR) symposium, Obama said: “I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan.” He then stated that there is no reason why the richest country to ever exist, “that spends 14% of its GNP on healthcare cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody.”

Most of us remember these sage words from then nobody Obama. But even back then nobody Obama was playing word games, mixing “healthcare” with “health insurance,” as if they are the same. Now that Obamacare has been instituted for a few years, the public is finding out that “health insurance” does not equal “healthcare.”

He then went on to say that “we may not get there immediately.” He told the audience that, “first we gotta take back the White House, we gotta take back the Senate and we gotta take back Congress.” He obviously underestimated how easy it would eventually be to roll over the Republicans.

In 2007 Obama said there would have to be a “transition process,” going from private to single payer. He stated: “I can envision a decade out, or 15 years out or 20 years out. read more

Greater Understanding of Diabetes

The study found evidence that genetics affect insulin-producing beta cells (stained green in this image), paving ...

The study found evidence that genetics affect insulin-producing beta cells (stained green in this image), paving the way for potential new treatments in the future (Credit: Masur).

Diabetes is a widespread health problem, affecting some 400 million people across the planet. With that number only set to rise, it’s important that we find new treatments as quickly as possible. Researchers at the University of Montreal are making significant progress in that regard, discovering a common genetic defect in beta cells that may be a big factor in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. read more

Doctors Are Again Using Maggots to Treat Patients

Modern medicine may be upgrading centuries-old techniques to repair wounds that just won’t heal.

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Massey University in New Zealand have found that genetically engineered maggots can clean non-healing wounds and promote cell growth.

This is done using a human growth factor, which the maggots secrete while removing dead tissue.

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The Power of Chocolate

For many, the excuse to eat lots of chocolate might be the best part of Easter.

But while you are tucking into your Easter eggs this year, take some time to consider just how something that starts off as a seed can become so delicious.

All the way from the tree to your mouth, How it Works magazine has revealed the secrets of the chocolate factory.

Hundreds of complex chemicals found in chocolate keep us coming back for more. Not only do they give chocolate its delicious taste and smooth texture, but they also have powerful effects on the human brain to make us feel happy and alert
Hundreds of complex chemicals found in chocolate keep us coming back for more. Not only do they give chocolate its delicious taste and smooth texture, but they also have powerful effects on the human brain to make us feel happy and alert

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What Your Saliva Says About You

Your saliva is possibly not something you have given much thought to – but it plays a vital role in maintaining good health, says Gordon Proctor, a professor in salivary biology at King’s College, London.

‘Saliva is a remarkable substance. It might be 99 per cent water, but it is far more than that,’ he says.

In fact, saliva carries the same bacteria found in your gut, as well as powerful substances that fight germs and promote wound healing – which might be why we instinctively pop our finger in our mouth if we cut or graze it.

Saliva has been used to detect occurences of human papilloma virus - and now, to detect serious disease

Now, it is being used to detect serious disease. The University of California, Los Angeles recently announced that it had developed a £15 saliva test to spot early-stage lung cancer before it can be detected with a blood test.

The test looks for fragments of tumor DNA in a single drop of saliva, and can give a result in less than ten minutes.

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Patients Could Receive Organs From ANY Donor

A new procedure, which alters a person’s immune system, could offer a breakthrough in transplant surgery allowing patients to receive kidneys from incompatible donors, experts have revealed.

Patients are currently forced to wait for a kidney to become available from a deceased donor.

And, in order for the operation to have a chance of success, that donor must be an absolute match, with anything less raising the chances of the body rejecting the new organ. read more

Could This Be the End To All Cancer?

These are exiting times in the world of cancer research. I recently reported on a childhood leukemia cure – and now we see the possible end to all cancers within 2-5 years!!

Cancer’s Achilles’ heel has been pinpointed by British scientists, raising hopes of a revolution in treatment – and even a cure.

In future, patients could be given bespoke therapies that hunt out and destroy every single cancer cell, wherever it is in their body.

The first people could be treated in as little as two years and, eventually, everyone from those in the early stages of cancer, to those who are riddled with the disease could benefit. read more