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Possible Link Between DDT Pesticide Exposure And Alzheimer's Disease

A new study out in <i>JAMA Neurology</i> suggests that higher levels of the pesticide DDT might be linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The keyword here is <i>might,</i> however, since the study was quite small and the connection not clear-cut. Still, there’s certainly a possibility that the …

Stem cell 'major discovery' claimed

<b>Stem cell researchers are heralding a "major scientific discovery", with the potential to start a new age of personalised medicine.</b><p>Scientists in Japan showed stem cells can now be made quickly just by dipping blood cells into acid.<p>Stem cells can transform into any tissue and are already being …

Stem Cells

Study links DDT exposure to Alzheimer's disease

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Promising cancer therapy treatment: Vitamin C

Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of chemotherapy.<p>But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged that their remedy was unlikely to inspire the …

Cancer

How your memory rewrites your past

Your memory isn’t like a video camera. Instead, your memory plucks fragments of the present and inserts them into the past to create a story to fit …

Injected virus protects mice from HIV

A technique to deliver HIV-fighting antibodies to mice has proven effective against a strain of HIV found in the real world.<p>The findings, available …

Device could diagnose pancreatic cancer in minutes

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating disease. At least 94 percent of patients will die within five years, and in 2013 it was ranked as one …

Help for a scarred heart: Scarring cells turned to beating muscle

Poets and physicians know that a scarred heart cannot beat the way it used to, but the science of reprogramming cells offers hope -- for the physical …

Scientists reprogram skin cells into insulin-producing pancreas cells

A cure for type 1 diabetes has long eluded even the top experts. Not because they do not know what must be done -- but because the tools did not …

An ultra tiny sensor could help doctors clean out your arteries

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and according to the CDC, clogged arteries from coronary heart disease kill more than 385,000 people annually. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a tiny device they hope will …

Protein discovery may lead to hepatitis C vaccine

Scientists have determined the structure of a hepatitis C surface protein, a finding that could lead to a vaccine to halt the spread of the deadly …

Copper exposure likely ‘key player’ in Alzheimer’s

<b>U. ROCHESTER (US) —</b> Copper, found in a variety of foods and some drinking water, may be one of the main environmental factors that trigger the onset …

How Nutrition In One Generation Can Change The Genetics Of The Next

A Cambodian case study finds that people developing diabetes today have parents who went hungry in the 1970s.<p>So many adults in Cambodia are getting diabetes at such a young age, it's unbelievable. "You can go to every village with me and see it," endocrinologist Lim Keuky told PRI. "When I go …

Khmer Rouge

Drug treats thick heart muscles in mice

A drug compound appears to reduce the thickness of heart muscles in mice that have a form of congenital heart disease known as hypertrophic …