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3 Spice Mixes That Can Help Protect Your Heart and Reduce Inflammation

I work hard to educate my patients and the public on many paths to improving their nutrition and reducing their risk of chronic diseases like …

Viruses

Is Inflammation Making You Gain Weight?

Lori Shemek, Ph.DDid you know the average person is unknowingly walking around with inflammation?<br>In fact, a majority of people experience …

Blocking brain inflammation 'halts Alzheimer's disease'

<b>Blocking the production of new immune cells in the brain could reduce memory problems seen in Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests.</b><p>University of Southampton researchers said their findings added weight to evidence that inflammation in the brain is what drives the disease.<p>A drug used to block the …

13 Foods That Help Fight Inflammation

Inflammation can be both good and bad.<p>On one hand, it helps your body defend itself from infection and injury.<p>But on the other hand, chronic …

Nutrition

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Genetics

Marcus Krause's lung cancer wouldn't stop growing. Then he took a new kind of blood test

<b>In late August 2014, Marcus Krause, a 53-year-old photographer from Atlanta, received a phone call from his oncologist.</b> Krause had been waiting for …

Cancer

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

Artificial Intelligence

Revolutionary flapping wind turbine mimics hummingbirds to produce clean energy

A new flapping wind turbine from Tunisia marks a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of mechanics. Until recently, scientists have been limited …

Renewable Energy

A Radical New Hypothesis Claims to Have a Simple Explanation For Dark Energy

What if the Universe had leaked energy?<p>For decades, scientists have puzzled over the fact that our Universe is expanding. Logically, gravity should …

Everything that can go wrong with your health if you don’t get enough sleep

Three is almost never the magic number when it comes to sleep, despite what some presidential candidates, politicians and history’s so-called short …

Bill Clinton

We're on the verge of seeing cancer in a drastically different light

One early-stage cancer company, Loxo Oncology, hopes to eventually sequence the tumors of its patients and use that data to find out what drugs their disease would respond best to. With this kind of tool, the type of cancer someone has (breast cancer vs. lung cancer, for example) wouldn't matter so …

Daily aspirin boosts survival in cancer patients, study shows

Cancer patients could increase their chance of survival and help stop their cancer spreading by taking aspirin, new research suggests.<p>A daily pill was found to increase the chance of surviving cancer by 20 per cent.<p>Scientists at Cardiff University made the discovery after analysing a wealth of …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Trigger For Killing Cancer Cells

Activate those cell assassins.<p>Scientists have found a new way of triggering the death of cancer cells, using the body's own cell-clearing function. …

Drug combination may extend pancreas cancer survival, trial finds

Liverpool University-led study found mix of two off-patent drugs upped five-year survival rate from 16% to 29% of patients<p>Nearly a third of patients with pancreatic cancer can survive for five years on a combination of two drugs which are off-patent and have been used separately for years, an …