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Psychedelics Are Good for Neuroplasticity in Rats. What About Humans?

Psychedelic drugs have long been associated with an opening of the mind, and now a June 2018 study published in Cell Reports points to evidence of …

Neuroscience

Engineering Implantable, Laboratory-Grown Organs To Cure Disease

Though medical science may still be years away from growing a heart outside of the human body, the scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) are getting closer every day to reproducing and perfecting many of the tissues, blood vessels and other organs of the human …

Wake Forest University

A Better Flu Shot May Be On the Horizon. Here's Why

Each year, influenza viruses bring aches, pains, fever and overall misery to millions of people. The flu also leads to hundreds of thousands of …

Immune System

New cancer treatment grabs hold of malignant cells and calls in the troops

Researchers now have an antibody that specifically targets cancer cells, while leaving healthy ones alone.<br>Read More

Cancer

High-salt diet may kill off 'good' gut bacteria

New data suggest that high salt consumption may prove fatal to certain gut bacteria, and that this could contribute to high blood pressure and …

Medical Research

Heart disease stem cell therapy can shrink deadly scar tissue

A breakthrough stem cell treatment that promises the first effective cure for heart disease will be offered to British patients this year, <i>The Sunday Telegraph</i> can reveal.<p>Hundreds of thousands stand to benefit after regulators approved a major trial of the regenerative drug capable of shrinking …

Medicine

Milestone claimed as experimental nuclear reactor reaches temperature of the Sun

The pursuit of nuclear fusion is inspired by the collision of atomic nuclei in stars, which fuse together to form helium atoms and release huge …

Energy

Magnetic 'metal seed' that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die.<p>The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny magnetic metal ‘seed’ into the bloodstream and directing it …

Cancer

Napster co-founder bankrolls project to speed cancer work

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before.<p>The newly created Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy is being funded by a $250 …

Cancer

Kidney cancer spreads by pretending to be white blood cells

Many people with cancer die not from their original tumour, but from secondary tumours that grow elsewhere around the body. Now we’re a step closer …

Cancer

Personalised medicine 'transforms' survival chances in incurable cancer

Treating “incurable” cancer by targeting genes rather than where it is located in the body can “transform” survival chances and give years of extra life, a major new study has found.<p>The first long-term analysis of patients with difficult-to-treat tumours who underwent gene testing has shown the …

Cancer

Solar Cell Breakthrough Could Make Panels Far More Efficient, Study Says

The material transforms photons from the sun into a totally different quasiparticle, a plasmon.<p>One hurdle for solar energy proponents and the …

Clean Energy

Genius New Therapy Has Wiped Out Incurable Cancer in Three Patients

Here's how it works.<p>A Florida woman diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, generally considered incurable, is free of the disease two-and-a-half …

Cancer

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Though various treatments are available for it, certain …

Cancer

Scientists develop method which could help regenerate tooth enamel

Scientists say they have developed a material which could help regenerate tooth enamel - and prevent tooth decay or sensitivity in the future.<p>Coating the outer part of the teeth, enamel is the hardest tissue in the body and can resist extreme temperatures and acidic food and drinks, helping it last …

University of London

Antifungal drug eliminates dormant bowel cancer cells in mice

An antifungal medication commonly prescribed to treat toenail infections helped eliminate dormant cells within bowel tumors in mice.

Cancer

A new laser eye surgery fixes your vision without any gnarly eyeball slicing

As someone who wears glasses, the idea of corrective laser eye surgery is certainly tempting. But then you start reading about how the invasive …

Columbia University

Can You Avoid Dementia By Brushing Your Teeth?

These scientific findings might motivate you to start brushing your teeth more.<p>Feeling lazy about brushing? Here’s a great reason to show your smile …

Immune System

New Hybrid Robot Uses Living Muscles to Move

Researchers in Tokyo say they're a step closer to creating more complex and lifelike body parts made of living tissue and mechanical skeletons.<p>As if the line between human and machine wasn't already blurry enough, researchers in Tokyo have developed a new method for using living rat muscle tissue …

Robotics

For Some Hard-To-Find Tumors, Doctors See Promise In Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence, which is bringing us everything from self-driving cars to personalized ads on the web, is also invading the world of medicine.<p>In radiology, this technology is increasingly helping doctors in their jobs. A computer program that assists doctors in diagnosing strokes garnered …

Artificial Intelligence

H2Oh! Water is actually two liquids disguised as one

“WATER is very strange,” says Anders Nilsson. He should know: he has been studying the stuff for most of his working life. His claim may be hard for …

Chemistry

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Newcastle University

Unique neuronal firing patterns in our "second brain" observed for the first time

Using a newly developed imaging technique, a team of researchers in Australia has directly observed a unique neural motor firing pattern outside of …

Neuroscience

Eating Meals Earlier In The Day Could Cut Diabetes Risk And Lower Blood Pressure, Study Suggests

In our ongoing dieting dialogue we spend a lot of time talking about <i>what</i> to eat, but what if we’re leaving out something just as important? What if changing <i>when</i> we eat could significantly improve our health? For the first time, a small study offers preliminary evidence supporting precisely that …

Holistic Medicine

Viruses reprogrammed to attack cancer

While viruses are best known for causing disease and suffering, scientists have recently designed a way to use them as a force for good in the fight …

Immunotherapy

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

Neuroscience

Surgery-free ‘nasal airway remodeler’ boosts airflow in congested patients’ noses

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from sinus pain and inflammation due to obstruction of the nasal cavity. This can cause chronic congestion, …

Medicine

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

Holistic Medicine

Quantum dots made from tea leaves lay waste to lung cancer cells

Full of antioxidants and vitamins, tea is pretty good for you, and green tea extracts have even been used as effective carriers for cancer drugs. New …

Nanotech

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process – Quartz

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Biomedicine