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Type 2 Diabetes Was Misdiagnosed All Along, It Could Actually Be Several Diseases

This could change everything.<p>What if diabetes wasn't just one condition with two types, but a whole bunch of diseases under the same label?<p>That's the …

How one enzyme could stop the spread of cancer

Scientists have identified a new enzyme mechanism that induces cancer cells that are about to migrate to destroy themselves by degrading their tiny …

University of Notre Dame

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

13 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

As we get older, the collective opinions of the medical community and the mainstream media begin to instill a fear of cardiovascular disease in our …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Creativity

Most People May Already Be Immune to CRISPR

The revolutionary gene-editing technique might not work in most humans.<p>The gene-editing technology CRISPR has the potential to change everything about medicine. With CRISPR, scientists and doctors can potentially edit a person’s genome on the fly, fixing all manner of genetic diseases with a …

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

The virus that can attack brain tumors and stimulate the immune system to do the same

Remarkable new research from scientists in the UK has shown how a naturally occurring, and mostly harmless, virus is being recruited into attacking …

Immunotherapy

New cancer treatments have perplexing side effects

When Diane Legg began seeing black specks in her right eye, she went to an ophthalmologist near her home in Amesbury, Mass. He said she had a torn retina and needed laser surgery.<p>Legg's oncologist was skeptical. He was worried that Legg had eye inflammation, called uveitis, that was caused by an …

Medicine

Scientists just pinpointed link between red meat and cancer

Eating red meat has long been linked to cancer, and researchers now understand why.<p>Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, have identified a …

Cancer

Killing cancer softly: New approach halts tumor growth

One of the reasons that cancer is so hard to beat is the way that it ropes our immune system into working against us. Treatment kills off some cancer …

Need More Proof That Evolution Is Real? Look No Further Than Your Own Body

DO try this at home.

Humanity

'Suicide molecule' could lead to fail-safe cancer therapy, say scientists

A "suicide molecule" that forces tumours to self-destruct could open the door to fail-safe cancer therapy, scientists believe.<p>In laboratory tests, …

Scientists Have Worked Out How To Save A 'Dead' Heart After A Heart Attack

This is pretty incredible stuff.<p>Surviving a heart attack is only half of the battle as 20% of patients will go on to have another cardiac arrest …

Medical Research

New system in the human brain discovered

Exploring the Human Brain<p>The human brain is a complicated organ that’s difficult to understand, so it’s only natural that we always have more to …

Neurophilosophy

CRISPR is on the cusp of eradicating a host of diseases

Using CRISPR<p>The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool has had a busy year. It recently removed genetic disorders from human embryos, targeted the “command …

Genetics
Immunotherapy

How to increase red blood cell count

A low red blood count or anemia can cause feelings of fatigue and weakness. When people have a lower red blood count than normal, their body has to …

Innovative technique developed to produce antibodies

Researchers have developed a novel approach to generate human antibodies rapidly in the laboratory. This groundbreaking method not only speeds up the …

A List Of Foods That Are Most Beneficial To Our Health If Combined Together

<b>Apples and dark chocolate</b><p>This combination cannot be called traditional, yet it’s worth a try! The enzyme catechin, contained in apples, and the …

Wellness

Heart palpitations: Causes, tests, and treatment

In general, people are unaware of their heartbeat. A heart palpitation is when someone has a heightened awareness of their heartbeat because it does …

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our field or area …

Creativity

Researchers Are Using Viruses to Make Superbugs Commit Suicide

Such sweet irony.<p>The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has its origins as a bacterial immune system against viruses, a feature which could be …

Genetics

Researchers Find an Enzyme That Feeds Brain Tumors

Cancer tumors, like other living cells, need to consume nutrients and oxygen to sustain themselves. However, as they often live in remote, …

Cancer

Nutrients, Hormones And 5 More Ways Blood Functions In Humans

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Ray Schilling.</i><p>Blood has many functions.<p>Most of all, blood transports oxygen from the lungs to …

Temple uses gene-editing to eliminate HIV infection in mice

Temple University researchers on Monday said they had used a gene-editing technique to snip out HIV DNA from the genetic code of mice, bolstering the …

Genetics

A New "CRISPR Pill" Makes Bacteria Destroy Its Own DNA

Targeted and Edible<p>As antibiotic resistance continues to grow, scientists are desperately trying to figure out how to best fight bacterium like</i> …

Researchers Find a Way to Create Cancer-Fighting Cells

Artificial Thymus<p>Many artificial organs are being developed as an alternative to donated organs, which are only temporary solutions that require the …

Immunotherapy

No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic action

Antibiotics save lives every day, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with infection-causing bacteria, …

Microbiology

A Japanese Man Has Become the First Recipient of Donated, Reprogrammed Stem Cells

A New Treatment for Macular Degeneration<p>Macular degeneration is the leading cause of progressive vision loss with almost 10 million Americans …

Macular Degeneration