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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

3D-Printed Ear, Bone and Muscle

A baby-sized ear structure was bioprinted and implanted in a mouse and went on to show ...

A baby-sized ear structure was bioprinted and implanted in a mouse and went on to show signs of vascularization one and two months later.

3D printed tissues and organs have shown real potential in addressing shortages of available donor tissue for people in need of transplants, but having them take root and survive after implantation has proven difficult to achieve. read more

GMO IS A LIFESAVER

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. read more

Order Bones to Heal

Polymer spheres were used to deliver microRNA molecules to cells at the site of the injury, ...

Polymer spheres were used to deliver microRNA molecules to cells at the site of the injury, which were then directed to aid in the healing process (Credit: Shutterstock)

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan has developed a new technique to aid bone repair, using polymer nano-shells to deliver microRNA molecules. The method could one day have a big impact on regenerative medicine, directing cells already present at injury sites to aid healing. read more

Kill Cancer With One Fifth the Dose

The new technique has also shown promise as a diagnostics tool (Credit: Shutterstock)

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. read more

Relief for Type 1 Diabetes?

The new pancreatic islet cryopreservation method could help type 1 diabetes patients be less dependent on ...

The new pancreatic islet cryopreservation method could help type 1 diabetes patients be less dependent on insulin injections

People with type 1 diabetes have to live with daily injections of insulin. As researchprogresses in this field, scientists are looking into new methods that can free, or at least partially free, patients from regular doses.

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