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diseaseStable antibodies enable vast improvements to medical diagnostics and treatment in disaster-stricken areas

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When large groups of people are suddenly cut off from electricity, shelter and medical supplies, the initial crisis may be only the tip of the iceberg. Sanitation issues, disease and physical fatigue are among the many widespread and lingering problems …

cancerBill Gates sees near term elimination of all infectious disease

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Bill Gates sees enormous opportunities to make progress on some of the toughest health challenges. Gates described what he sees in a keynote to the JP Morgan 36th Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. Since 1990, the world has cut …

crisprCRISPR extends lifespan of Lou Gehrigs disease mice by 25%

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University of California, Berkeley scientists have for the first time used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to disable a defective gene that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in mice, extending their lifespan by 25 percent. The therapy delayed the …

dietWeight loss can cure type 2 diabetes

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298 people with Type 2 diabetes were put on an All-liquid diet and they were each able to lose an average of 30 pounds of weight and half of them no longer had to take diabetes medication. They spent up …

brainEmpowering the Mind to Heal the Brain for Stroke

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The capability to “decode the brain” now makes thought-controlled machines a reality. Even more fundamentally theses brain computer interfaces empower the mind to now heal the physical substance of the brain after stroke. The Neurolution laboratory has created brain computer …

cancerBiodegradable Magnetic microrobots and nanorobots for diagnosing disease and delivering medicine

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A team of scientists have created a new generation of tiny remote controlled nanorobots which could one day allow doctors to diagnose disease and deliver drugs from within the human body. The team led by Professor Li Zhang from the …

cancerSecret of cancer immunity in Elephants are multiple cancer protection genes

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Bigger creatures should have more cancer risk. However, Elephants do not have high rates of cancer. They have some kind of protection. * elephants have 20 extra duplicates of p53, a tumor suppressor gene. * they also duplicate copies of …

alzheimer'sBill Gates believes Alzheimers research is a turning point and is investing $100 million to accelerate progress

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Bill Gates has personally invested $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund—a private fund working to diversify the clinical pipeline and identify new targets for treatment. Most of the major pharmaceutical companies continue to pursue the amyloid and tau pathways. …

cancerClinical Trials with Trodusquemine which can help with weight loss, heart disease, breast cancer and more

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A new mouse study has shown that the drug trodusquemine can melt away the accumulated arterial plaques that lead to heart attacks and strokes. Atherosclerosis is the number one killer in the world. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term …

crisprMore advanced genomic screening for embyro selection for IVF

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In 2014, Nextbigfuture predicted Tiger Moms as being the driver of early adoption of genetic intelligence enhancement and the lifting of the One child policy in China. China’s One child policy was being lifted just as embryo selection based upon …