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Exercise is key in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Angela Hopp EurekAlert In a recent Journal of Biological Chemistry “Paper of the Week,” research led by Ayae Kinoshita at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan reveals the benefits of exercise in combating Alzheimer’s disease. The most … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Risk Drops When Diet Includes Walnuts, Researchers Find

Source: Science Daily The risk of breast cancer dropped significantly in mice when their regular diet included a modest amount of walnut, Marshall University researchers report in the journal Nutrition and Cancer. The study, led by Elaine Hardman, Ph.D., of … Continue reading

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Ed Boyden: A light switch for neurons

Ed Boyden TED Ed Boyden shows how, by inserting genes for light-sensitive proteins into brain cells, he can selectively activate or de-activate specific neurons with fiber-optic implants. With this unprecedented level of control, he’s managed to cure mice of analogs … Continue reading

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Range of brain diseases could be treated by single drug

James Gallagher BBC News The tantalising prospect of treating a range of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, all with the same drug, has been raised by UK researchers. In a study, published in Nature, they prevented brain cells … Continue reading

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Scientists To Soon Create Unlimited Supply of Humans In The Lab

Kelley Bergman Prevent Disease The first human eggs grown from human stem cells could be fertilized with human sperm cells later this year, potentially adding one more peg in the ladder toward reproduction sans human interaction. In this case it … Continue reading

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New ‘super’ aspirin shrinks tumours for 11 different cancers

Daily Mail Reporter Daily Mail A new hybrid of ‘superdrug’ aspirin could shrink tumours and may tackle 11 different forms of cancer, according to new research. The ‘designer’ aspirin is believed to be much safer than the version currently on … Continue reading

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This Popular Nut Slashed Breast Cancer Risk in Mice by 50%

Dr. Mercola Mercola As unbelievable as it sounds, current law makes it illegal for food producers to share certain types of scientific information with you. So when Diamond Food relayed health information about the omega-3 fats in walnuts on product … Continue reading

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Mexican researchers patent heroin vaccine

Ioan Grillo Reuters While Mexico grapples with relentless drug-related violence, a group of Mexican scientists is working on a vaccine that could reduce addiction to one of the world’s most notorious narcotics: heroin. Researchers at the country’s National Institute of … Continue reading

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Dilemma: When 1 Drug Treats 2 Diseases

Amy Dockser Marcus Wall Street Journal A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis has also been shown to slow the progression of Lou Gehrig’s disease in mice, a nonprofit biotechnology company plans to announce Tuesday. Now, scientists face a dilemma. … Continue reading

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Third Peer-Reviewed Study Proves Botanical Formula Fights Prostate Cancer Without Toxicity

PR Newswire SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Scientists at Indiana University, Methodist Research Institute, study a botanical formula that kills aggressive prostate cancer tumors. Their findings, based on experiments in mice using a human prostate cancer tumor model, appear … Continue reading

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