Australian Scientists Reveal Breakthrough In ‘Floppy Baby’ Syndrome

Australian Scientists Reveal Breakthrough In ‘Floppy Baby’ Syndrome

A world-first discovery in a ‘floppy baby’ syndrome

In a world first, West Australian scientists have cured mice of a devastating muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome – a breakthrough that could ultimately help thousands of families across the globe.

Continue reading… “Australian Scientists Reveal Breakthrough In ‘Floppy Baby’ Syndrome”

0

FDA Approves Eye Implant For Macular Degeneration

FDA Approves Eye Implant For Macular Degeneration

Implantable telescope for end-stage macular degeneration 

An advanced prosthesis developed by VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, for patients surfing with severe macular degeneration, has received a confirmatory approval from the FDA. This implantable telescope could be a new hope in vision restoration of patients on the receiving end from end-stage macular degeneration.

Continue reading… “FDA Approves Eye Implant For Macular Degeneration”

0

Transplanted Stem Cells Undo Birth Defects

Transplanted Stem Cells Undo Birth Defects 

 Neural stem cells, tagged green with a fluorescent dye, have been transplanted among the brain cells (red) of a mouse born with brain damage after its mother was given heroin during pregnancy.

By injecting stem cells directly into the brain, scientists have successfully reversed neural birth defects in mice whose mothers were given heroin during pregnancy. Even though most of the transplanted cells did not survive, they induced the brain’s own cells to carry out extensive repairs.

Continue reading… “Transplanted Stem Cells Undo Birth Defects”

0

Is There Really A Cure For A Hangover?

Is There Really A Cure For A Hangover? 

The French call it “la gueule de bois,” or wooden mouth. For Germans, it’s “Kater,” or a tomcat. Japanese know it as “futsukayoi,” or “two-days drunk.” But whatever the language and wherever it takes place, a hangover is the same: headache, nausea, shaking, blurred vision, biliousness, dry mouth… the list of evils is long.

Continue reading… “Is There Really A Cure For A Hangover?”

0

Sheikh Mohammed’s Plan to Cure One Million Blind People

Sheikh Mohammed’s Plan to Cure One Million Blind People

Dubai will open its pocketbooks to help blind people around the world

Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed launched a new Ramadan initiative, under the name “Noor Dubai”, aiming to help the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in achieving their goals outlined in “VISION 2020: the Right to Sight”. Noor Dubai will treat one million people suffering from curable blindness and visual impairment in developing countries.

Continue reading… “Sheikh Mohammed’s Plan to Cure One Million Blind People”

0

Menstrual Blood May Save Lives

 Menstrual Blood May Save Lives

 Finding life’s greatest secrets in the most unusual places

Many refer to it as ‘nature’s curse on women’. It’s commonly thought of as unclean. In some cultures, women are not even allowed to cook during those days of month. But, path-breaking new research could change the way people view the menstrual cycle. And it’s here in India, for the first time ever. The blood that uselessly leaks away from a woman’s body every month until she hits menopause is a good source of stem cells, which are still at an early stage of development and retain the potential to turn into many different types of cell.

Continue reading… “Menstrual Blood May Save Lives”

0

Hair Cloning Could Provide Cure For Baldness

combover.jpg

A Classic Combover

Premature baldness could soon be assigned to history after scientists have pioneered a treatment to clone hair.

Follicular cell implantation works by replicating remaining hair strands and has already shown positive results in continuing clinical trials on human beings. It could eventually help millions of people to regain a full head of their own hair.

Continue reading… “Hair Cloning Could Provide Cure For Baldness”

0

Cure for Jet Lag – Starve Yourself

 Cure for Jet Lag - Starve Yourself

 Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease

Starving yourself before a long flight may help prevent jet lag, US researchers said on Thursday.

Normally, the body’s natural circadian clock in the brain dictates when to wake, eat and sleep, all in response to light. But it seems a second clock takes over when food is scarce, and manipulating this clock might help travelers adjust to new time zones, they said.

Continue reading… “Cure for Jet Lag – Starve Yourself”

0

Weight Loss May Cure Sex Problems

Weight Loss May Cure Sex Problems

Obese people cause sexual dysfunction in much the same way that trailer houses cause tornadoes

Weight loss may help resolve erectile dysfunction in obese men, according to new research presented on May 15 at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA).

Morbid obesity can cause sexual dysfunction independent of other common contributors, including diabetes, hypertension and smoking.
Continue reading… “Weight Loss May Cure Sex Problems”

0