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Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds

The nonsurgical technique, developed by a UCLA-led team, allows them to turn doorknobs and open water bottles for the first time in years.

Peptide-based biogenic dental product may cure cavities

Schematic illustration of peptide-guided biomimetic tooth repair technology.ACS PublicationsResearchers at the University of Washington have designed …

Dentistry

Edmonton woman becomes first adult cured of sickle cell anemia in Canada thanks to stem cell transplant

The first adult in Canada to have been cured of sickle cell anemia did so with the help of stem cells donated by her sister.<p>Edmonton’s Revée …

'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells

One of the hallmarks of advanced prostate cancer is a faulty PTEN tumor suppressor gene. Now, after screening compounds for their effect on cells …

Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

Breaking research concludes that the use of two existing drugs could successfully treat certain lung cancers. The study delves deep into the …

New drug may stop breast and lung cancer causing gene in its tracks | more lifestyle

Scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent them …

Harvard’s new skin-style bandages heal wounds at an accelerated rate

A team of researchers at Harvard University have developed two novel nanofiber wound dressings which are able to rapidly accelerate the healing …

The Age Of Bionic Genitals Is (Almost) Upon Us

The human body is a remarkable, beautiful, and frustrating product of nature. It takes so many forms, shapes, and colors. We do all sorts of things …

Drawing inspiration from plants and animals to restore tissue: Nanofiber dressings heal wounds, promote regeneration

Nanofiber dressings heal wounds, promote regeneration<p>Researchers have developed new wound dressings that dramatically accelerate healing and improve …

Doctors Have Restored The Sight of Two People in a Monumental World First

This could end one of the most common forms of blindness.<p>British physicians have successfully used stem cells to repair the degenerating tissue at …

Australia’s cervical cancer vaccine might eradicate the disease

Australia is on track to become the first country to practically eradicate cervical cancer.<p>A national school-based vaccination programme has seen a …

FDA Approves First Direct-to-Consumer Test for Breast Cancer Risk

Federal regulators approved the first direct-to-consumer test for the BRCA genes, which increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, the agency …

A lifetime of regular exercise slows down aging, study finds

A group of older people who have exercised all of their lives, were compared to a group of similarly aged adults and younger adults who do not …

Cancer algorithm uses game theory to double survival time

APPROACHING cancer treatment as a game has doubled the survival time of men with advanced prostate cancer. This achievement could mark the start of …

Blind Mice See Again With Gold and Titanium

Returning sight to those for whom it's slipped away has been a goal of scientists for decades. But repairing or replacing the delicate internal …

Nature Communications

The Fight Against Cancer Is Increasingly Personal

Oncology is leading the way in the development of personalized medicines. Over the past two decades, the field has started to move from chemotherapy …

Company wants to bioprint new beating hearts to replace our diseased ones

Reading Time: 4 minutes. >><p><i>Summary: A startup wants to develop bioprinted beating hearts using stem cells from a patient’s own body using a special</i> …

Tomorrow Edition - Interview With Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Expert Prof. Tal Dvir

<i>Prof. Dvir obtained a Ph.D (2008) in Biotechnology Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. His Ph.D research was supervised by</i> …

Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?

A new study may have revealed a possible new prevention and treatment strategy for osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common and debilitating …

Medical Research

Cholesterol-removing gene may prevent heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, which highlights the urgent need for new strategies to prevent …

Smartglasses from eSight are changing blind people’s lives by enabling them to see

Every once in a while, we see technology that is unlikely to actually be experienced by most people, but is truly transformative and life-changing …

Alzheimer’s disease has been reversed in mice giving hope to human trials

A breakthrough study has rolled back the development of Alzheimer's disease by targeting an enzyme in the brain<p>There may be hope for Alzheimer’s …

Organ-on-chip technology enters next stage as experts test hepatitis B virus

Scientists at Imperial College London have become the first in the world to test how pathogens interact with artificial human organs.<p>Artificial human …

New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable “electronic skin” that has applications ranging from …

Cancer-fighting nanorobots programmed to seek and destroy tumors: Study shows first applications of DNA origami for nanomedicine

Study shows first applications of DNA origami for nanomedicine<p>In a major advancement in nanomedicine, scientists have successfully programmed …

Scientists create functioning kidney tissue

Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.The …

UK Universities

Instead of Filling Cavities, Dentists May Soon Regenerate Teeth

For dentists, a cavity is a conundrum—in order to save the tooth they must further damage it. Currently, the primary way to treat a cavity is to …

Dentistry

Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates tumors in mice

Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, …

Cancer: the sugar link

Two studies probe the relationship between cancer and glucose in search of possible treatments. Paul Biegler reports.

Man in permanent vegetative state 'regains consciousness' after pioneering nerve implant

A man in a permanent vegetative state (PVS) for the past 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after pioneering nerve stimulation treatment.<p>The …