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Stem cell therapy may help treat Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is marked by insulin resistance, or the body’s inability to store sugar and convert it into carbohydrates for energy. Overcoming that resistance is the main hurdle scientists face in creating new treatment for the condition, but researchers in Canada have found a promising means for …

Diabetes

Brain Implants Are Here, If Only We Knew What to Make Them Out Of

Not too hard but not too soft—scientists are trying to find the perfect material to implant in your brain.<p>Brain prostheses sound eerie, but they're actually quite useful. More and more, implants are being planted into the skulls of people worldwide in order to record their encephalic activities, or …

Elasticity

Telomere-lengthening procedure turns clock back years in human cells

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new procedure to increase the length of human telomeres. This increases …

Newly Discovered Brain Pathway Could Solve Antipsychotic Mystery

<b>It’s been “known” for decades: Sensory, motor and cognitive signals come in from the brain’s cortex and are processed in the basal ganglia. The basal</b> …

Neuroscience

New test 'helps identify best ovarian cancer treatment'

<b>A new test can help doctors identify ovarian cancer more accurately and cut down on instances of unnecessary surgery, claim scientists.</b><p>It is designed to help diagnose different types and stages of ovarian cancer.<p>The developers, in Belgium and the UK, said many women with cancer were not getting the …

Cancer