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Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test Image

Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

October 23, 2014

Scientists are reporting the first strong evidence that human embryonic stem cells may be helping patients. The cells appear to have improved the vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases. Read More »


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Nip the flu bug in the bud by managing stress

October 22, 2014

As the days get shorter, our thoughts turn to last year's flu and bronchitis season. The 2013-14 influenza season was particularly tough on the 25-to-64 age group, and experts say we should be prepared for a repeat performance. Is there a way to not just treat symptoms but prevent those and other illnesses in the first place? Here are the 5 most important tips for keeping your immune system in tip-top shape! Read More »


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Smell Turns Up in Unexpected Places

October 21, 2014

Over the last decade or so, scientists have discovered that odor receptors are not solely confined to the nose, but found throughout body — in the liver, the heart, the kidneys and even sperm — where they play a pivotal role in a host of physiological functions. Read More »


Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research Image

Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research

October 20, 2014

For the first time, and to the astonishment of many of their colleagues, researchers created what they call Alzheimer’s in a Dish — a petri dish with human brain cells that develop the telltale structures of Alzheimer’s disease. In doing so, they resolved a longstanding problem of how to study Alzheimer’s and search for drugs to treat it; the best they had until now were mice that developed an imperfect form of the disease. Read More »


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