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Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Placebos

New nanogel for drug delivery

Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs because they can be molded into specific shapes and designed to release their payload over a …

Nanotech

Nanotechnology Now - Killing Cancer with LPNs

Adam Alonzi<p><b>Abstract:</b><br>Lipid-polymer nanoparticles show great potential in treating cancer.<p>February 26th, 2015<p>Killing Cancer with LPNs<p>Comparison of …

Nano packages for anti-cancer drug delivery

Cancer stem cells are resistant to chemotherapy and consequently tend to remain in the body even after a course of treatment has finished, where they …

Cancer

Therapeutic Nanotechnology Applied in Breast and Ovarian Cancers

A multidisciplinary team at Dartmouth College recently established a method to selectively target breast and ovarian cancer cells using nanoparticles …

Using nanoparticles to battle cancer

The key aspect with nanoparticle research in relation to cancer is fine-tuning the way by which nanoparticles can track down and attach to cancer …

Nanotech

Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: Nanoparticles may exploit tumor weaknesses to selectively attack cancers: CHOP collaborators explore ultrasmall drug delivery vehicles to target neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer

Home > Press > Nanoparticles may exploit tumor weaknesses to selectively attack cancers: CHOP collaborators explore ultrasmall drug delivery vehicles …

Cancer

Scientists visualize potential brain cancer treatments in real time with nanotechnology

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment …

Nano-bullet tech shoots down brain cancer in Tel Aviv U study

The worst form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is considered largely incurable by doctors. Victims generally die within a year and a …

Space Gym

Physical fitness is an important part of being an astronaut. Astronauts must be healthy enough to conduct experiments, such as measuring the impact of long-term stays in microgravity on the human body. They must also maintain the technology of the International Space Station (ISS), satellites, or …

Exercise—an Important Component of Cancer Treatment and Dementia Prevention

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b>When you think of reducing your risk of devastating diseases such as dementia and cancer, is exercise at the top of your list? If it …

Brain scans reveals how 'killers are made' in Monash University study

How killers are made: Brain scans reveal the way in which people justify murder<p><b>Scans pinpointed a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal …

Five Simple Memory Improvement Tips to Boost Brain Power

Have you ever imagined how life would be without long-term memory? Not remembering your phone number, your friend’s name, where you live, or what to …

Protein & Strength Training: Vital Components for Healthy Aging

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>As you age, it becomes harder to maintain muscle strength and bone health. Muscles tend to reduce in size unless you consistently …

Does being overweight or obese cut risk of dementia?

New study finds that people who are overweight in their thirties have a higher risk of dementia. Also, doctors may have found a more effective way to …

The one common ingredient that can raise your dementia risk by 89% (and how to stay safe)

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Alzheimer's disease, a severe form of dementia, affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans, according to 2013 statistics.1<p>One in nine …

Twin Study Suggests Exercise Has A Dramatic Effect On The Brain

You already know that exercise can give you bigger muscles. Now, fascinating new research involving identical twins suggests it can do the same for your brain.<p>A small-scale study showed that twins who worked out regularly had significantly more gray matter -- especially in the regions of the brain …

Your Mental Health May Benefit with Exercise

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>One in four adults struggles with mental illness every year, and a survey by <i>Employee Benefit News</i> magazine revealed 31 percent of …

U.S. Congressman Wants to Build a Bridge Out of Aircraft Carriers

Under his plan, commuters would cross the Sinclair Inlet by driving across the USS Kitty Hawk and USS Independence<p>Shortly after the invention of the …

Military

Winston Churchill's secret war lab contained aircraft carrier made from ICE

Churchill's secret war lab revealed: Aircraft carrier made from ICE and a wheel covered in ROCKETS among bizarre weapon designs<p><b>'Churchill's Toyshop'</b> …

This Toothbrush Cleans Your Teeth With Nanotechnology

Designer Kosho Ueshima collaborated with Japanese technology company Yumeshokunin to create an incredible toothbrush that uses nanotechnology to clean your teeth–no toothpaste necessary. The brush’s bristles–which are 0.178 millimeters thick–are coated in mineral ions, and when passed over your …

Nanotech