Researchers have whipped up a batch of calorie-burning brown fat cells, a feat which may ultimately lead to new ways to treat obesity and metabolic disorders such as diabetes, a paper published online July 29 in Nature reports. Click here for the article found on the U.S. News & World Report website.
Tackling the science behind the headlines, Liz journeys to meet Craig Venter, a US scientist, who is developing his own controversial solution to solving the world’s energy crisis. Craig Venter, one of the first people to sequence the human genome, is working to create the first generation of artificial life.
Catherine Mohr is pushing the boundaries of medicine by pioneering new robotically assisted surgery methods and devices. Click here for both an article and video found on the Singularity Hub website.
“We confirmed, in a large multi-center study, that proteins in cerebrospinal fluid identify early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, as suggested by previous smaller studies,” said lead researcher Dr. Niklas Mattsson, from the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Clinical Neurochemistry Laboratory at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Molndal, Sweden. Click here for the HealthDay News article.
Baxter, for example, is studying its well-established immune system treatment, Gammagard, a biologic derived from plasma that researchers hope may one day change the course of the disease. The idea behind the drug is that it can help the body’s immune system to clear the brain of amyloid. Click here for the entire article found [...]
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Their vision is a world [...]
As it turns out, gardening can help you live up to 14 years longer, according to National Geographic writer Dan Buettner, author of the New York Times bestselling book, “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.” Click here for an article found on the Bradenton Herald website.
The advance poses fresh ethical challenges because the results could make it easier to create human clones and babies with specific genetic traits. Click here to access the entire Wall Street Journal article.
I just completed reading a book titled “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall. This is a fascinating book for runners, joggers, walkers and anyone else interested in human history or possibilities. I highly recommend this book! A quick check of the book’s [...]
All that heart-healthy advice about eating the right foods, exercising and losing weight pay off in real life for both men and women, two new studies show. The reports, both originating at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and published in the July 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, focused on [...]