Substance found in humans fights brain damage from stroke

A molecular substance that occurs naturally in humans and rats was found to “substantially reduce” brain damage after an acute stroke and contribute to a better recovery, according to a newly released animal study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.

Secondhand smoke linked to pregnancy complications

Secondhand smoking is linked with pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, according to new research from scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB). The study findings, published online by the journal Tobacco Control, mark a significant step toward clarifying the risks of secondhand smoke exposure.

Health experts: Food pack chemicals may be harmful to human health over long term

The synthetic chemicals used in the packaging, storage, and processing of foodstuffs might be harmful to human health over the long term, warn environmental scientists in a commentary in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. This is because most of these substances are not inert and can leach into the foods we eat, they […]

Picture of the Day: Marblelike Miracle

          In a “Mindblowing Rainbow,” Vero cells from the kidney of a monkey have been exposed to a herpes virus. The virus causes them to express proteins tagged by the scientists in a rainbow of colors, bringing to mind a collection of jelly beans or marbles.   Related articles A step […]

New layer of the human Cornea discovered by University of Nottingham

A new paper in the journal Ophthalmology details the discovery of a new layer of the human cornea by a team of scientists working with the University of Nottingham.

Vinegar Cancer Test saves the lives of thousands

A team of doctors speaking at a cancer conference in Chicago this past Sunday detailed how a low-tech vinegar cancer test had successfully been used to save the lives of thousands of women in India.

Picture of the Day: Guess what this is

Photograph courtesy Bryan William Jones, University of Utah

Gut bacterium that causes… weight loss found

      Obesity and type 2 diabetes are health issues currently affecting thousands of people worldwide. By the looks of it, these two conditions could one day be treated with the help of so-called good gut bacteria.

Drug that slows Alzheimer’s successfully tested

A drug said to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s has successfully been tested on mice by a team of researchers working with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Picture of the Day: The cancer cell’s core

A scanning electron micrograph of a squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. The cell has been frozen and split open to reveal its nucleus. Source: Anne Weston, LRI, CRUK     Related articles Is Skin Cancer Surgery Best for Elderly Patients? Maybe not. ( Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month: Skin Check-ups and […]

Sunshine could benefit health and prolong life, new study claims

Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure, cut the risk of heart attack and stroke – and even prolong life, a study suggests.

Women smokers more in danger than men, scientists claim

Smoking seriously ups one’s chances of developing cancer, specialists keep telling us. Still, it does not really seem fair that this habit harms some more than others.

Scientists invent particles that let you live without breathing!

This may seem like something out of a science fiction movie: researchers have designed microparticles that can be injected directly into the bloodstream to quickly oxygenate your body, even if you can’t breathe anymore. It’s one of the best medical breakthroughs in recent years, and one that could save millions of lives every year. The […]

Coffee now argued to keep breast cancer from returning

Following their monitoring a total of 600 breast cancer patients, a team of researchers working with the Lund University in Sweden have reached a fairly interesting conclusion.

Developments in TACE and SIRT treatment in cancer patients

New scoring system defines patients who achieve most benefit from TACE Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Friday 26 April 2013: Data from a number of clinical trials presented today at the International Liver Congress™ 2013 shed new light on the use of TACE and SIRT in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a […]

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