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antiagingPeter Attia has a clinician approach to longevity and discusses Rapamycin dosage

Peter Attia is the founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice with offices in San Diego and New York City, focusing on the applied science of longevity. He spoke with Joe Rogan about longevity. Peter lists three things that …

diseaseCRISPR-Cas9 has been use to stop HIV in infected T cells

Scientists in Japan have used CRISPR-Cas9 technology to stop human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication in latently infected T cells that can’t be controlled using existing drug treatments. The gene-editing approach effectively disrupts two regulatory HIV-1 genes, tat and …

alzheimer'sUnited Neuroscience using endobody vaccines against Alzheimers

United Neuroscience (UNS) endobody vaccines train the body to develop its own defense against agents of chronic disease. Vaccines have been one of the most effective and impactful medicines in history. Vaccines historically target exogenous pathogens outside the body associated …

diseaseArtificial pancreas shows improved results but longer studies needed to show cost effectiveness

Artificial pancreas treatment, also referred to as closed loop glucose control, is an emerging treatment option combining an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring with a control algorithm to deliver insulin in a glucose responsive manner (that is, a single …

alzheimer'sGene APOE4 causes Alzheimers disease in humans and a fix has been created

Researchers have found differences in how Alzheimers disease originates and develops in mice and humans. They determined which gene causes Alzheimers in humans and have developed a fix for it. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the same. Dementia is an …

diseaseGene therapy for common blood disorders

In a landmark study that could lead to new therapies for sickle cell anaemia and other blood disorders, UNSW Sydney-led researchers have used CRISPR gene editing to introduce beneficial natural mutations into blood cells to boost their production of foetal …

diseaseBathroom Hot-Air Hand Dryers spread of lot of Bacteria onto your hands

New research identifies the kinds and amounts of bacteria from bathroom hand dryers. This follows up work from the University of Leeds Airborne germ counts were 27 times higher around jet air dryers in comparison with the air around paper …

controversialHuman head-body transplant is expected in 2018

Sergio Canavero and Chinese surgeon Ren Xiaoping are expected to announce a date for body transplant in 2018. Canavero says head-body transplants are the next step for transplants. People have now been living for years with donated hearts, lungs, livers, …

diseaseMicroscopic view into the living tissue corrects mistaken understanding of 20% of the body

Standard methods to slice and fix tissues for close-up exams end up draining the interconnected chambers. The collagen-based supports around those spaces then collapse and stick together, creating the appearance of a dense, supportive tissue. Looking at the tissues live …

asiaReplicating Bangladesh toilet success in poor countries would save over 500,000 lives each year

Bangladesh remains one of the poorest countries in the world. On a per person basis, Bangladeshi’s have half the income of people in India or Pakistan. Bangaldesh was able mostly defeat diarrhea because they built latrines for the poorest and …