This week, CNN is taking a closer look at the most important health stories of 2010. One was stem cell research, a topic with which Dr. John McDonald is very familiar. McDonald is director of the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. The longtime stem cell researcher, who was [...]
Physicians have long believed that some form of deception is essential to the placebo effect: after all, if you tell people that you’re giving them a fake drug, why would they respond by getting better? But new research suggests… Click here to read the Time.com article. Click here to learn more about the placebo effect.
What will happen when for the first time in ages different human species will inhabit the earth at the same time? The day may be upon us when people will argue less about whose Gospel holds the Greater Truth, and more about humanity’s different trajectories into the future. Human beings who have opted for genetic [...]
So say researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Texas at Austin. In a study published this week in the journal Cell, they report that a father’s diet influences how metabolic genes function in his offspring… Click here for the complete report. Click here for more information on diet and [...]
Here are Arlene Weintraub’s picks for the most newsworthy moments in the never-ending quest to stay forever young… Click here to see the entire report. You may have to scroll down a bit to see it. This link was emailed to me by blog reader T.L. Click on Selling the Fountain of Youth: How the [...]
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have “engineered” a mouse that can run on a treadmill twice as long as a normal mouse by increasing its supply of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter essential for muscle contraction… Click here to read the entire report. Click here to learn more about acetylcholine.
UCSF researchers have found that extremely low doses of the drug lenalidomide restores key elements of the immune system that, when out of balance, lead to a steady decline in immunity and health as people age… Click here to read the entire article. Click here to learn more about the fountain of youth.
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The protein in question, called Sirt3, could provide a new target for anti-aging drug therapies… Click here to read the entire article. Click here for more information on calorie restriction.
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