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First Ever Quadriplegic Treated With Stem Cells Regains Motor Control in His Upper Body

On March 6, just shy of his 21st birthday, Kristopher (Kris) Boesen of Bakersfield suffered a traumatic injury to his cervical spine when his car fishtailed on a wet road, hit a tree, and slammed into a telephone pole. http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/first-ever-quadriplegic-treated-stem-cells-regains-motor-control-upper-body/

THE MOPPET SHOW: A season for miracles

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We are in the processes of evaluating the next steps with Our Baby. It has been an emotional time to watch our baby suffer through various issues but no real answers. My Kadambari @KadambariM is an amazing writer and captures the emotion of the day and the joy of watch our daughters spark of the day…

Imprison Bacteria in 3-D Printed Tiny Cages

 Bacteria in the human body thrive in 3D structured communities, so studying pathogens in this type of environment could better show how they interact. Now, scientists are doing just that – with microscopic 3D printed cages. Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin have used a new 3D printing technology, which allowed them to construct homes for…

Sugar is most dangerous drug -head of Amsterdam’s health service

Sugary foods and drinks should come with a smoking-style health warning, according to a leading Dutch health expert. Paul van der Velpen, head of Amsterdam’s health service, said that sugar is ‘the most dangerous drug of our time’. The health chief – from a city that has a famously liberal attitude to cannabis – added that sugar is a drug…

The rational choices of drug addicts

Kudos to The New York Times for reporting, perhaps for the first time, that large scientific communities may not tell the whole truth when pursuing your tax dollars. The associated article is about drug addiction, or, rather, the lack of it when people have other ways of getting their jollies. As reported in the Times, the research of Dr. Carl Hart at Columbia University clearly…

Phase 1 trials begin of a cancer vaccine

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University have launched a human trial to test a potential vaccine against melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. The cross-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers and clinicians includes researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. The researchers are now recruiting patients for the Phase I study, which is expected…

Scientists create human ‘mini-brain’; Autism we are gunning for you

We live in such an amazing time. The concept of growing mini-brains out of stem cells sounds like something out of science fiction to most and might raise the question of “Why” to others. This advancement of being able to create cerebral organdies is a huge step in not only understanding the complexity of the…

Gene therapy reverses Rett Syndrome in Animal Model

Gene therapy in mice shows great success in treating Rett syndrome, a physically disabling form of autism that affects girls. “The treated mice showed profound improvements in motor function, tremors, seizures and compulsive movements” The concept behind gene therapy is simple: deliver a healthy gene to compensate for one that is mutated. New research published today…

New drug mimics the beneficial effects of exercise

An exercise pill? Exercise be damned now there is a pill for that! Researchers are developing a new drug that may bring some of the beneficial effects of exercise. A recent study involving mice showed that the drug candidate, dubbed SR9009, significantly increases endurance and the body’s metabolic rate — by 5 percent. The study, conducted at the…

Human trials having 75% success rating for curing leukemia

Leukemia had invaded his bone marrow and spread like a stain through his lymph nodes; the traditional options, including chemo and radiation, had failed. Walt needed something radically different if he was going to live. And the treatment he’d been given a few days ago was certainly that. Over the past several years, a couple of hundred mice had received…

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