Health


2016


Scientists discover how sleep-wake cycle works

While many believe that the smell of coffee, the ringing of an alarm clock, or the sound of roosters is what makes people rouse in the morning, neuroscientists have now discovered a more concise and scientific explanation on how the brain can wake you up. Continue reading…


Bacteria that can prevent cavities discovered

Scientists in the U.S. have recently discovered a new strain of bacteria called A12 that live in the mouth. They believe that these bacteria may help in keeping the bad ones under control, and might become available as oral supplement in the future. Continue reading…


Woman regains sight after stem cell procedure

After undergoing a stem cell surgery, Vanna Belton, who has been blind for more than half a decade, is able to see again. Continue reading…


New algorithm may make regrowing limbs and organs possible

Mogrify, a new computer code model developed by an international team of researchers, could help scientists unravel more details on how to reprogram cells and fill gaps in the human body. This algorithm has the potential to make the process of creating pluripotent stem cells quicker than ever before. Continue reading…


Vitamin D supplements not effective, studies find

As people age, the bones become weaker and more brittle. This causes the elderly to be more prone to falling and fractures. This is why doctors have been recommending Vitamin D supplements to help slow down bone deterioration.

In the study, the researchers found out that higher doses of the said vitamin can possibly translate to more falls. Continue reading…


New type of stem cells discovered

Scientists have recently discovered a type of stem cell called XEN, also referred to as iXEN. They believe that this discovery can lead to new ways of studying reproductive problems and birth defects. Continue reading…


Australian scientists to put bionic eye implantation to test

This is if the Australian scientists involved in the making of a new bionic eye system are successful in their laboratory trials. The said system is expected to restore vision way better than current vision restoration technologies. Continue reading…


Studies find HIV prevention in women

The risk of HIV in women over 21 years old may dramatically be reduced with the use of a vaginal ring.

Two studies presented in February demonstrated the possible effects of using this vaginal ring as a way to transmit medication that has the potential to prevent the transmission of HIV. Continue reading…


Cancer’s ‘Achilles heel’ discovered

Researchers have recently developed a way to find the “Achilles heel” of cancer tumor. Once these unique markings are identified, scientists will know how to get the body’s immune system to directly attack the deadly disease. Continue reading…


Cancer drug clears Alzheimer’s-related plaques and improves memory function, study finds

A cancer drug used to strengthen the human body’s immune system against tumor has been found to have the ability to reduce the buildup of Alzheimer’s-related plaques by 50 percent and restore certain memory functions in mice. Continue reading…


One blood test could diagnose five types of cancer at once

Scientists identified a common genomic signature in the tumor DNA of five different kinds of cancer, which will help them develop one simple blood test that could diagnose a variety of cancer types before they get worsen. Continue reading…


 

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