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Old 2017-06-11, 01:32   Link #501
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New Cancer Drug Is So Effective Against
Tumors, the FDA Approved It Immediately:


"A small but significant new study is blowing experts away after it found that a particular
cancer drug overwhelmingly helped shrink or eradicate tumors in patients whose cancer
had resisted every other form of treatment.

The study, which was published in the journal Science, followed 86 patients who had
advanced cancer of the pancreas, prostate, uterus, or bone. The patients were given
pembrolizumab, which also goes by the brand name Keytruda, and the results were very
promising. Sixty-six patients had tumors that shrank significantly and stabilized; among
them were 18 patients whose tumors disappeared and haven’t returned."

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https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/new-can...164122959.html
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Old 2017-06-20, 14:41   Link #502
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1 in 2 Canadians will get cancer, 1 in 4 will die of disease: Cancer Society


I wouldn't be surprised if the odds/% are higher for us US's peeps.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/1-2-canadi...070200446.html
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Old 2017-07-15, 01:40   Link #503
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New diabetes treatment teaches rogue immune
cells to behave:


"A treatment targeting wayward immune cells in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
may help even years later, a new study finds.

For the treatment, researchers take blood from a person with diabetes and separate out
the immune system cells (lymphocytes). They briefly expose those cells to stem cells
from umbilical cord blood from an unrelated infant. Then they return the lymphocytes to
the patient's body.

The researchers have dubbed this treatment "stem cell educator therapy," because when
exposed to the stem cells, the errant lymphocytes seem to re-learn how they should
behave."

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https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017...5361500055808/
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Old 2017-08-03, 02:12   Link #504
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A DIY Pharmaceutical Revolution Is
Coming—If It Doesn’t Kill Us First:


"Laufer has a doctorate in mathematics, not medicine. By day, he’s a math professor at
Menlo College, a small private college in the heart of Silicon Valley. He’s also a
pharmahacker, the most visible and outspoken member of a small community of hobbyist
chemists who believe that pharmaceuticals, like some software, should be open-source
and accessible to all. In 2015, he founded the Four Thieves Vinegar collective, a loose
consortium of hackers and scientists aiming to kickstart a DIY revolution for legal drugs.

“People should be able to take control of their own health choices,” he said."

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http://gizmodo.com/a-diy-pharmaceuti...n-t-1796865404
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Old 2017-08-07, 23:29   Link #505
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Research holds Promise for Future Clinical
Therapies to Slow Aging:


"Researchers at Houston Methodist made a surprising discovery leading to the
development of technology with the ability to rejuvenate human cells. And that couldn’t be
more important for the small population of children who are aging too quickly – children
with progeria.

Cooke studied cells from children with progeria, a rare condition marked by rapid aging
that usually robs them of the chance to live beyond their early teens. They focused on
progeria, because the condition tells them a lot about aging in general that’s ultimately
relevant to all of us."

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https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/0...low-aging.html
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Old 2017-08-07, 23:31   Link #506
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First implants of stem-cell pouches to ‘cure’ type 1 diabetes:

"Last week, two people with type 1 diabetes became the first to receive implants
containing cells generated from embryonic stem cells to treat their condition. The hope is
that when blood sugar levels rise, the implants will release insulin to restore them to
normal."

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https://www.newscientist.com/article...pe-1-diabetes/
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Old 2017-08-13, 02:04   Link #507
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Repairing Organs With the Touch of a Nanochip:

"Researchers at Ohio State University developed a way to change cells inside the body
from one type to another—with just one touch from a nanochip. This new technology,
called “tissue nanotransfection,” could be used to repair and regenerate body tissues,
including organs, in a way that is non-invasive and painless."

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http://spectrum.ieee.org/video/biome...-of-a-nanochip
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Old 2017-08-27, 17:08   Link #508
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New wonder drug hailed as biggest breakthrough in
fight against heart attacks and cancer:


"A new class of drugs which could prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths from
cancer has been hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins.

Scientists last night said the discovery ushered in “a new era of therapeutics” which
work in an entirely different way to conventional treatment.

As well as cutting the risk of a heart attack by one quarter, the drugs halved the chances
of dying from cancer and protected against gout and arthritis."

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2...against-heart/
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Old 2017-09-05, 19:39   Link #509
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Bionic lens can make vision three times better than 20-20:

"Future Bionic lens could also include projection systems that will give the user
capabilities of projecting their phone screen, or integrating NASA technologies to
allow for better focusing resolution than anything seen before, or even installing
a system that allows for slow drug delivery inside the eye."

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https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/0...han-20-20.html
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Old 2017-10-23, 22:54   Link #510
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Small RNA could be breakthrough cancer
treatment with a cancer kill switch:


"Small RNA molecules originally developed as a tool to study gene function trigger a
mechanism hidden in every cell that forces the cell to commit suicide, reports a new
Northwestern Medicine study, the first to identify molecules to trigger a fail-safe
mechanism that may protect us from cancer.

The mechanism — RNA suicide molecules — can potentially be developed into a novel
form of cancer therapy, the study authors said."

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https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/1...ll-switch.html
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Old 2017-11-04, 21:38   Link #511
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Want to ‘melt away’ fat that causes heart
attacks? This drug might do that, study finds:


"It was originally considered to treat breast cancer and diabetes, but a drug called
Trodusquemine also seems to be extremely successful at clearing out fat in arteries.

That’s according to a study from researchers at the University of Aberdeen, which found
that the drug “melts away” fatty materials that can lead to strokes and heart attacks
after forming in arteries."

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http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...182603871.html
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Old 2017-11-08, 23:24   Link #512
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Old human cells rejuvenated in breakthrough discovery on aging:

"A new way to rejuvenate old cells in the laboratory, making them not only look
younger, but start to behave more like young cells, has been discovered by
researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Brighton.

A team led Professor Lorna Harries, Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University
of Exeter, has discovered a new way to rejuvenate inactive senescent cells. Within
hours of treatment the older cells started to divide, and had longer telomeres – the
‘caps’ on the chromosomes which shorten as we age.

This discovery, funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust, builds on earlier findings from the
Exeter group that showed that a class of genes called splicing factors are
progressively switched off as we age. The University of Exeter research team, working
with Professor Richard Faragher and Dr Elizabeth Ostler from the University of
Brighton, found that splicing factors can be switched back on with chemicals, making
senescent cells not only look physically younger, but start to behave more like young
cells and start dividing."

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https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/1...-on-aging.html
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