Five weeks of nanoparticle treatment reduced artery damage by up to 80% in mice

Very promising core-shell nanoparticle platform employs a hydrophobic interior comprising PLGA, a block copolymer of lactic and glycolic acids—both natural metabolic products—and diagnostic and therapeutic cargo molecules. Some PLGA molecules are linked to a fluorescent dye to track the disposition of the nanoparticles in animals. Encapsulated with the PLGA are molecules of a 25-amino acid …

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New senolytic drugs eliminate senescent cells and improve cardiovascular function and improve healthspan in mice

A research team from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Mayo Clinic and other institutions has identified a new class of drugs called “senolytics” that in animal models dramatically slows the aging process—alleviating symptoms of frailty, improving cardiac function and extending a healthy lifespan. “We view this study as a big, first step toward developing treatments …

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Child policies will determine if China’s working age population drops 12% by 2050 or increases 5%

Across China, only one million eligible families applied to have a second child under the newly relaxed policy, just a third of the number authorities had expected. “A lot of women working in high-competitive jobs look like they are less likely to have a second child,” Professor Zheng ZhenZhen of the Chinese Academy of Social …

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Human head transplant project proposed for 2017 and further mice and monkey work in next few months

Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero announce a project perform a human head transplant at a keynote lecture at the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons annual conference this June. He sees the procedure as being possible as soon as 2017 and believes it should be pursued as a means of saving people with, say, multi-organ …

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The discoverer of Rapamycin treated himself with Rapamycin to delay his own death from cancer

In 1999, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved rapamycin as a drug for transplant patients. Sehgal died a few years after the FDA approval, too soon to see his brainchild save the lives of thousands of transplant patients and go on to make Wyeth hundreds of millions of dollars. Nextbigfuture has dozens of articles …

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Ido Bachelet announces 2015 human trial of DNA nanobots to fight cancer and soon to repair spinal cords

At the British Friends of Bar-Ilan University’s event in Otto Uomo October 2014 Professor Ido Bachelet announced the beginning of the human treatment with nanomedicine. He indicates DNA nanobots can currently identify cells in humans with 12 different types of cancer tumors. A human patient with late stage leukemia will be given DNA nanobot treatment. …

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Injection Of Brain Nerve Cells Into Spine Helps Paralyzed Man Walk

BBC News reports that a paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. BBC One’s Panorama programme had unique access to the project and spent a year charting the patient’s rehabilitation. Darek Fidyka, 40, from Poland, was paralysed after …

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First close loop system that can adjust spinal cord signals in real time to enable synchronized stepping movement despite paralysis an other spinal cord therapies

Swiss scientists severed the spinal cords of a half-dozen rats and then implanted flexible electrodes into the lower part of their spinal cords. The animals were also given a type of drug known as a serotonin agonist, which Courtine says readies the spinal cord to communicate with the legs, an ability that’s depleted after an …

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Nextbigfuture look to the future of medicine from now to 2064

This article is part of the ‘Think Further’ series, sponsored by Fred Alger Management, Inc. For more ‘Think Further’ content and videos, visit thinkfurtheralger.com To understand the future of medicine in 2064, we have to understand what the current state of world health and life expectancy is in the world today, what has the largest …

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Nextbigfuture look to the future of medicine from now to 2064

This article is part of the ‘Think Further’ series, sponsored by Fred Alger Management, Inc. For more ‘Think Further’ content and videos, visit thinkfurtheralger.com To understand the future of medicine in 2064, we have to understand what the current state of world health and life expectancy is in the world today, what has the largest …

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