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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
Practically everyone has heard the term GMO and thanks to whacky leftist publications and advocacy groups, people believe GMO to be synonymous with evil of some sort.
Chances are that unless you’ve been conned into believing the anti-GMO propaganda and eaten only unprocessed or organic foods for the past 22 years, you’ve been consuming Genetically Modified Organism foods. They have been approved and sold since 1994.
GMO crops have saved millions of lives throughout the world by modifying plant DNA to cause them to be more resistant to drought, disease and insects. GMO crops are able to be modified to grow faster, larger and cheaper thus enabling many more people to be fed than would otherwise.
But leftist advocates insist that the mad scientists who create the Franken-plants are bought and paid for with dirty agro-corporate money, are only interested in profits and are messy about with Mother Nature. These are the same whack-jobs who would prefer people in Third World nations starve to death rather than have the ability to grow or consume GMO crops.
The chemotherapy drug paclitaxel is commonly used to treat breast, lung and pancreatic cancers, slowing their growth by preventing cancerous cells from replicating. But once administered the drug is attacked by the body’s defenses, necessitating larger doses that result in complications such as joint pain, diarrhea and an impaired ability to fend off other infections. Researchers have now discovered a way to sneak the drug through to the tumor with its entire payload intact, a technique that could make for more effective cancer treatments with fewer side effects.