Category: Medical Breakthroughs

How Cannabis kills Cancer Cells by Dr, Christina Sanchez

How Cannabis kills Cancer Cells

by Dr, Christina Sanchez

Video is courtesy of the Lincoln Horsley YouTube channel

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“Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory ” posted by the National Cancer Institue at cancer.gov

Something which has apparently been known in Cancer Research circles, has been formally announced to the public.

“Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory” posted by the National Cancer Institue at cancer.gov

Photo of a Marijuana / Cannabis plantPhoto courtesy of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

The info  below is from the website of the National Cancer Institute (https://www.cancer.gov)

Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)–Patient Version

Sections

Overview

  • Cannabis , also known as marijuana, is a plant grown in many parts of the world which produces a resin containing compounds called cannabinoids. Some cannabinoids are psychoactive (acting on the brain and changing mood or consciousness) (see Question 1).
  • The use of Cannabis for medicinal purposes dates back to ancient times (see Question 3).
  • By federal law, the possession of Cannabis is illegal in the United States outside of approved research settings. However, a growing number of states, territories, and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana (see Question 1).
  • In the United States, Cannabis is a controlled substance requiring special licensing for its use (see Question 1 and Question 3).
  • Cannabinoids are active chemicals in Cannabis that cause drug -like effects throughout the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system (see Question 2).
  • The main active cannabinoid in Cannabis is delta-9-THC. Another active cannabinoid is cannabidiol (CBD), which may relieve pain, lower inflammation, and decrease anxiety without causing the “high” of delta-9-THC (see Question 2).
  • Cannabinoids can be taken by mouth, inhaled, or sprayed under the tongue (see Question 5).
  • Cannabis and cannabinoids have been studied in the laboratory and the clinic for relief of pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, and loss of appetite (see Question 6 and Question 7).
  • Cannabis and cannabinoids may have benefits in treating the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer therapies. There is growing interest in treating children for symptoms such as nausea with Cannabis and cannabinoids, although studies are limited (see Question 7).
  • Two cannabinoids (dronabinol and nabilone) are drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention or treatment of chemotherapy -related nausea and vomiting (see Question 7 and Question 10).
  • Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory (see Question 6).
  • At this time, there is not enough evidence to recommend that patients inhale or ingest Cannabis as a treatment for cancer-related symptoms or side effects of cancer therapy (see Question 7).
  • Cannabis is not approved by the FDA for use as a cancer treatment (see Question 9).

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The following are additional links with info related to Cannabis and THC being able to kill Cancer Cells:

Antineoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids
http://www.ukcia.org/research/Antineo…

Cannabinoid Receptor Ligands Mediate Growth Inhibition & Cell Death In Mantle Cell Lymphoma
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10…

Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Induces Apoptosis in Human Prostate PC-3 Cells via a Receptor-Independent Mechanism
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10…

Antitumor Activity of Plant Cannabinoids with Emphasis on the Effect of Cannabidiol on Human Breast Carcinoma
http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content…

Cannabinoid Receptors As Novel Targets for the Treatment of Melanoma
http://bbml.ucm.es/cannabis/archivos/…

DEA Eliminates 48-Year-Old Monopoly on Research-Grade Marijuana, Clearing Pathway for FDA Approval and Rescheduling

Cannabis plants
Photo of Cannabis plants courtesy of A7nubis and commons.wikimedia.org

Note from Vince: This is am extremely important change as the Cannabis grown by NIDA is an uncommon variety and apparently low in THC.  The FDA could approve a Medical Study of the use of high THC Cannabis in the treatment of Cancer, but NIDA always had the final word. If they approved a medical study (their usual common response was “No”) the study had to use the NIDA supplied Cannabis variety.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced their intention to grant licenses to additional marijuana growers for research, thereby ending the DEA-imposed 48-year monopoly on federally legal marijuana.  Since 1968, the University of Mississippi, under contract to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), has maintained the only facility in the United States with federal permission to grow marijuana for research.

“It’s a complete and total end of the NIDA monopoly! There has been no production monopoly on any other Schedule I substance, like MDMA or LSD—only the cannabis plant. Licensing non-government cannabis producers, and thereby creating a path to FDA approval, will finally facilitate the removal of marijuana from Schedule I, and ultimately allow patients to receive insurance coverage for medical marijuana,” said Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

MAPS has been working to eliminate this cannabis research blockade since 1999. NIDA’s marijuana is eligible for research, but cannot be sold as a prescription medicine, making it unacceptable to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in future Phase 3 studies.  Ending the monopoly finally allows for a pathway to FDA approval for marijuana, which would thereby trigger rescheduling.

In 2001, MAPS partnered with University of Massachusetts-Amherst Professor Lyle Craker, Ph.D., to apply for a DEA license and end the monopoly. In 2007, after years of bureaucratic delays and lengthy legal hearings, a DEA Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) recommended that it would be in the public’s interest to grant Craker the license. In 2009, after almost two more years of delays and less than a week before the inauguration of President Obama, former DEA Administrator Michelle Leonhart rejected the ALJ recommendation. In 2011, Craker sued the DEA in the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals. In its 2013 decision, the Court uncritically accepted the DEA’s arguments that NIDA’s monopoly provided “an adequate supply produced under adequately competitive conditions.”

Since the 2013 decision, Craker’s argument that NIDA does not have an adequate supply has become significantly more apparent. NIDA has been unable to provide the strains requested for MAPS’ long-delayed Phase 2 clinical trial of smoked marijuana to treat symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 76 U.S. veterans. As a result, the study is proceeding with lower potency marijuana than what MAPS researchers requested.

The DEA has previously claimed that U.S. international treaty obligations under the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (Single Convention) require a federal monopoly, but in April 2016, the State Department released a statement clarifying that the Single Convention does not in fact limit the number of U.S. marijuana producers.

Furthermore, the DEA’s 2009 rejection of the ALJ recommendation to license Craker relied heavily on a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) protocol review process, which was eliminated in 2015.

MAPS’ upcoming Phase 2 clinical trial of marijuana for PTSD in veterans is in collaboration with investigators in Phoenix, Arizona, and at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Pennsylvania. The study is funded by a $2.15 million grant to MAPS from the State of Colorado. The study has received full regulatory approval, and will be the first randomized controlled trial of whole plant marijuana as a treatment for PTSD.

Founded in 1986, MAPS is a non-profit research and educational organization working to evaluate the safety and efficacy of botanical marijuana as a potential prescription medicine for specific medical uses approved by the FDA.

MORE INFORMATION

Additional information can be found at maps.org/research/mmj/dea-license.

CONTACT:
Rick Doblin, Ph.D., MAPS Executive Director
rick@maps.org
617-276-7806

Natalie Ginsberg, MAPS Policy & Advocacy Manager
natalie@maps.org
917-520-5531

The above Press Release is courtesy of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)  whose Mission Sates :

Mission

Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.

Dr.William Courtney, discusses how a massive Inoperable Brain Tumor was remarkably reduced after the 8-month-old baby underwent treatment of Cannabis Oil placed on it’s pacifier.

Cannabis Oil helped an 8-month-old baby with an Inoperable Brain Tumor, said Dr.William Courtney during this taped interview with the Huffington Post.

The Parents “were putting Cannabinoid Oil on the baby’s pacifier twice a day, increasing the dose… And within two months there was a dramatic reduction”.

Dr. Courtney pointed out that the success of the Cannabis approach means that “this child, because of that, is not going to have the long-term side effects that would come from a very high dose of chemotherapy or radiation“”.

Video is courtesy of the Lincoln Horsley YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit the Huffington Post website to read their article about this “Miracle Baby” which was titled “Cannabis For Infant’s Brain Tumor, Doctor Calls Child “A Miracle Baby”“.

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Metabolically starving Cancer Cells through diet and compressed oxygen, replacing chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation is a therapy developed by Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College Of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology where he develops and tests Metabolic Therapies, including alternative energy substrates and ketogenic agents for neurological disorders, Cancer and wound healing.

While studying the effects of gasses on the brains of Navy Seal divers, he developed an approach for metabolically starving Cancer Cells through diet and compressed oxygen, replacing chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation.

Video is courtesy of the TEDx Talks YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit the official US Government PubMed site to view research findings published by Dr. Dominic D’Agostino titled “Press-pulse: a novel therapeutic strategy for the metabolic management of cancer.”

Click on this link to visit the official site of Dr. Dominic D’Agostino.

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Northwestern researchers have discovered that when the human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme, an explosion of zinc sparks erupt


Northwestern University researchers have discovered that when the human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme, an explosion of zinc sparks erupt

If the videos do not start automatically, then click on the two  links below. They are from the study published in Scientific Reports

http://www.nature.com/article-assets/npg/srep/2016/160426/srep24737/extref/srep24737-s1.avi

http://www.nature.com/article-assets/npg/srep/2016/160426/srep24737/extref/srep24737-s2.avi

Video is courtesy of GeoBeats News YouTube channel

Abstract

Egg activation refers to events required for transition of a gamete into an embryo, including establishment of the polyspermy block, completion of meiosis, entry into mitosis, selective recruitment and degradation of maternal mRNA, and pronuclear development. Here we show that zinc fluxes accompany human egg activation. We monitored calcium and zinc dynamics in individual human eggs using selective fluorophores following activation with calcium-ionomycin, ionomycin, or hPLCζ cRNA microinjection. These egg activation methods, as expected, induced rises in intracellular calcium levels and also triggered the coordinated release of zinc into the extracellular space in a prominent “zinc spark.” The ability of the gamete to mount a zinc spark response was meiotic-stage dependent. Moreover, chelation of intracellular zinc alone was sufficient to induce cell cycle resumption and transition of a meiotic cell into a mitotic one. Together, these results demonstrate critical functions for zinc dynamics and establish the zinc spark as an extracellular marker of early human development.

Click on this line to visit the Northwestern University website page where this research is discussed.

Click on this line to visit the Scientific Reports website to read the complete study titled:

The zinc spark is an inorganic signature of human egg activation

Please note that there is download link at the above linked to Scientific Reports site, which allows you to download the full study report.

Title:
The zinc spark is an inorganic signature of human egg activation

Authors: Francesca E. Duncan, Emily L. Que, Nan Zhang, Eve C. Feinberg, Thomas V. O’Halloran et al.

Publication: Scientific Reports

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

Date: Apr 26, 2016

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If the Cancerous Tumor can be reached by thin optic fibers then this minimally invasive procedure could be an effective way to treat said Tumor

Getting any form of cancer can be life changing. The medical procedures used to eliminate the Cancer can also have life changing side effects.

Removing a Cancerous Prostate is one present way to deal with Colon Cancer.

There is a novel new procedure which has already been approved for use in Mexico. It may soon be approved for use in Europe.

The key part is that the procedure is minimally invasive. If the Cancerous Tumor can be reached by thin optic fibers then this procedure could be an effective way to treat said Tumor. The thin optic fiber is needed to direct the Laser light at the Tumor. “Laser light activation of an intravenous infusion of Tookad Soluble releases short-lived toxic oxygen and nitric oxide radicals that destroy the Cancer tumor’s blood vessels and thereby kill the tumorous cells”. The Tookad Soluble drug is eliminated from the body in less than 6 hours. Without the Laser Light activation the Tookad Soluble has no effect on other cells or organ. Ultra Sound is used to feed and direct the Optic Fibres into the patients body.

This new technology was developed by the Yeda Research and Development Company, of the Weizmann Institute in collaboration with Steba Biotech of Luxembourg. Steba Biotech received the license for Tookad Soluble from Yeda Research and Development Company.

Since this procedure can target Cancer Tumors where a Fibre Optic strand could reach the tumor, then the door may be open to treat many other forms of Cancer. More research and Clinical Studies are underway.

Click on this line to read much more detail about using Tookad Soluble activation via Laser Light to target Cancer Tumors.

Click on this line to visit the Times Of Israel news website to read their article on this procedure first developed by the Weizmann Institute.

 

 

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Scanning ultrasound removes amyloid-β and restores memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model

I used to post about Medical Research in the past. For example, our prior post about research done at Harvard regarding the association between Heart Disease and microbial Human Gut Bacteria had researchers from around the globe visiting this site. Hey life is not just about great looking Exotic Cars, great looking Women and great sounding Music. You should add Medical Research to “round out” that mix.

This post is about research being conducted in Australia, which shows great promise in the treatment of Alzheimers. Apparently some memory loss could be reversed, in mice so far, by using their protocol and Scanning UltraSound.

The study was conducted by : Gerhard Leinenga and Jürgen Götz. Corresponding author. E-mail: j.goetz@uq.edu.au

Their study was published in the peer reviewed journal: Science Translational Medicine 11 Mar 2015: Vol. 7, Issue 278

The article was titled: Research Article Alzheimer’s Disease
Scanning ultrasound removes amyloid-β and restores memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model.

The following is the Abstract (posted for Educational purposes). A link is provided further down to access the complete text and a downloadable PDF.

Abstract

Amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We present a nonpharmacological approach for removing Aβ and restoring memory function in a mouse model of AD in which Aβ is deposited in the brain. We used repeated scanning ultrasound (SUS) treatments of the mouse brain to remove Aβ, without the need for any additional therapeutic agent such as anti-Aβ antibody. Spinning disk confocal microscopy and high-resolution three-dimensional reconstruction revealed extensive internalization of Aβ into the lysosomes of activated microglia in mouse brains subjected to SUS, with no concomitant increase observed in the number of microglia. Plaque burden was reduced in SUS-treated AD mice compared to sham-treated animals, and cleared plaques were observed in 75% of SUS-treated mice. Treated AD mice also displayed improved performance on three memory tasks: the Y-maze, the novel object recognition test, and the active place avoidance task. Our findings suggest that repeated SUS is useful for removing Aβ in the mouse brain without causing overt damage, and should be explored further as a noninvasive method with therapeutic potential in AD.

Click on this line to view the complete text regarding the published results of this study.

Click on this line to view the entire article as a PDF or to Download a PDF copy of the Published material courtesy of the Science Translational Medicine site.

Click on this line to visit the official website of the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland Australia

Click on this line to visit the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR)

 

 

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Fasting may have postive effects on Human Brains. This Ted Talk is presented by Neuroscientist Mark Mattson

A very interesting Ted Talk about the positive effects of fasting on the Brain. It is presented by Mark Mattson is the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging.

Video is courtesy of the TEDx Talks YouTube channel

From the research which Mark Mattson is undertaking, Fasting could benefit those suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia.

As the number of Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia patients spiral upwards, the research on Fasting could prove most important.

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New Contagious form of Cancer discovered

Click n the link below to read the article posted on the Business Standard website, about a new Contagious for of Cancer which has been discovered.

http://mybs.in/2S2uNPj

Cancer is “very rarely” contagious. I believe that there exist only about 2 or 3 forms of cancer, which can survive the move from the original Host body to the Next Host body.

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New Medical Study just published in the journal Cell: Non-lethal Inhibition of Gut Microbial Trimethylamine Production for the Treatment of Atherosclerosis

TMAlyase_GUT_graphical abstract_HAZEN-3Image is courtesy of the journal Cell which retains the Copyright and any and all other rights. Used with permission for educational purpose.

A new study just published in the peer reviewed journal Cell goes further into the research which we had posted about on Apil 08 2013. That 2013 post was titled : Intestinal microbiota metabolism producing Trimethylamine-N-Oxide (TMAO), may be a contributing factor in developing Cardiovascular Disease in Humans. That was an extremely important study which had been published in the peer reviewed journal Nature Medicine. Click on the previous line to read about that extremely important finding, as I believe that it presents a new foundation upon which we can potentially reverse Cardiovascular Disease in Humans.

The following are quotes about the new study from the journal Cell which was titled:
Non-lethal Inhibition of Gut Microbial Trimethylamine Production for the Treatment of Atherosclerosis

Highlights

•Gut microbial trimethylamine lyases are a therapeutic target for atherosclerosis
•3,3-dimethyl-1-butanol inhibits microbial trimethylamine formation
•3,3-dimethyl-1-butanol attenuates choline diet-enhanced atherosclerosis
•Non-lethal gut microbial enzyme inhibition can impact host cardiometabolic phenotypes

Summary

Trimethylamine (TMA) N-oxide (TMAO), a gut-microbiota-dependent metabolite, both enhances atherosclerosis in animal models and is associated with cardiovascular risks in clinical studies. Here, we investigate the impact of targeted inhibition of the first step in TMAO generation, commensal microbial TMA production, on diet-induced atherosclerosis. A structural analog of choline, 3,3-dimethyl-1-butanol (DMB), is shown to non-lethally inhibit TMA formation from cultured microbes, to inhibit distinct microbial TMA lyases, and to both inhibit TMA production from physiologic polymicrobial cultures (e.g., intestinal contents, human feces) and reduce TMAO levels in mice fed a high-choline or L-carnitine diet. DMB inhibited choline diet-enhanced endogenous macrophage foam cell formation and atherosclerotic lesion development in apolipoprotein e−/− mice without alterations in circulating cholesterol levels. The present studies suggest that targeting gut microbial production of TMA specifically and non-lethal microbial inhibitors in general may serve as a potential therapeutic approach for the treatment of cardiometabolic diseases.”

The authors and researchers of this new Study were:
Zeneng Wang, Adam B. Roberts, Jennifer A. Buffa, Bruce S. Levison, Weifei Zhu, Elin Org, Xiaodong Gu, Ying Huang, Maryam Zamanian-Daryoush, Miranda K. Culley, Anthony J. DiDonato, Xiaoming Fu, Jennie E. Hazen, Daniel Krajcik, Joseph A. DiDonato, Aldons J. Lusis and Stanley L. Hazen

Click on this line to visit the journal Cell website, which features the Full Text of this important newly published Study.

Click on this line to download the PDF of this new Study, from the Journal Cell’s website.

In laymen’s terms, this new Study (published in the journal Cell, showed that by lnhibiting the production of TMAO during the digestion process, clogging of arteries was vastly reduced in Mice. What worked in Mice could work in a similar manner in Humans. This study, in my opinion, adds a new layer to the very important knowledge foundation which was laid with the initial work published in the journal Nature Medicine (click here to view that post)

 

 

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This post is not meant to be medical advice. Always seek the help and advice of your on Medial Doctor. This post is strictly for “Educational Purposes”. Our initial post about TMAO (posted on April 08 2013 is one of our most popular posts. Students and researches from all around the globe have visited our site just to read that educational post.

Knowledge is power and I strive to give back to humanity, by posting information for educational purposes, such as this post.

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An Aspirin a day could double survival chances of cancer sufferers

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/608395/Cancer-survival-aspirin-a-day-pill-breast-heart-disease-Alzheimer-s-disease

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Brain implant could reverse memory loss in Alzheimers patients

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/609875/new-implant-reverse-Alzheimers-memory-loss-high-tech-device-treatment

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Neuroscientist Sara Lazar’s amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.

Video is courtesy of the TEDx Talks YouTube page

 

 

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Susan Cain discusses her book titled “Quiet. The Power of Introverts”

Introverts can be found in Human populations, in Animal populations and among Fish.

Susan Cain details some the extensive research about the differences between Human Extroverts and Human Introverts.

This fascinating video is thanks to Microsoft Research, which is the research division of Microsoft.

Video is courtesy of the UWTV YouTube Channel and Microsoft Research

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New Medical Study: 38% of current antidepressant users never having met criteria for MDD, OCD, panic disorder, social phobia, or GAD; and 69% of current antidepressant users never having met the criteria for MDD in their lifetimes

The newly published medical study is titled “Antidepressant Use and Lifetime History of Mental Disorders in a Community Sample: Results From the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study

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If you’re feeling Powerful and rather Confident, then you will be more likely to Cheat on your spouse


Powerful Men Cheat on their spouses. Powerful Women Cheat on their spouses. Researchers have found that there is a  correlation between the feeling of high confidence and the incidence of infidelity. People holding positions of power have high levels of confidence.

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Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain per a new study by UCLA Researchers


A new study by UCLA researchers found that meditation appeared to help reduce the potential loss of the brain’s gray matter as people age.


The new UCLA Study was published in the recent issue of the online Swiss Journal titled “Frontiers in Psychology” in the “Cognition” section and part of the Research Topic Neuroimaging and Neuropsychology of Meditation states.

Areas of the brain affected by aging (in red) are fewer and less widespread in people who meditate, bottom row, than in people who don’t meditate.

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Hair Loss Treatment using Stem Cells, a BioMedical Breakthrough. Human Embryonic Stem Cells were directed to first generate Neural Crest cells and then hair-inducing Dermal Papillea like cells, which when transplanted under the skin induced “Robust Hair Growth”. Newly Published BioMedical Study lays the foundation for future Stem Cell based Hair Replacement Therapies.


Those suffering from Hair Loss have something potentially life changing to look forward to, thanks to a newly published BioMedical Study. titled: “Derivation of Hair-Inducing Cell from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells.

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3D Printed Artificial Ears offer hope to children born with a congenital deformity called Microtia


Microtia/Anotia is a deformity of the external canal and middle ear which is not fully developed. It affects thousands of children born every year.

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New Harvard study, published in the May 9th Cell Journal, reveals that Growth Differentiation Factor 11 (GDF11) Protein is a Circulating Factor that can Reverse Age-Related Cardiac Hypertrophy in mice


Video courtesy Cellvideoabstracts and their YouTube Channel.

A study published by Cell Press May 9th (volume 153, issue4) in the journal Cell reveals that a blood hormone known as growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) declines with age, and old mice injected with this hormone experience a reversal in signs of cardiac aging.To view the press release from this ground breaking study please click on the following link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-05/cp-rhf050313.php.

You can purchase a copy of this study by clicking on the following link:  Science Direct – CELL Volume 153, Issue 4.

Disclaimer: There could be unintentional errors or omissions in the above post. Always read the actual study abstract and purchase the study at the links included in this post. This post is not meant to be medical advice. I am not a licensed Medical Doctor. If you have an interest in this topic, then always discuss such medical issues, concerns and interests with your own licensed Medical Doctor or other licensed Medical Professional. No person, company or institution mentioned above are affiliated with this blog. No person, company or institution mentioned above has endorsed this blog or this post.

Intestinal microbiota metabolism producing Trimethylamine-N-Oxide (TMAO), may be a contributing factor in developing Cardiovascular Disease in Humans. Very important study just published in Nature Medicine.

Geschätzte Prävalenz von Herz-Kreislauferkrank...

Geschätzte Prävalenz von Herz-Kreislauferkrankungen in den USA estimated prevalence of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On April 07 2013 a new and extremely important study was published by the peer-reviewed journal Nature Medicine.

This new study clearly demonstrated that the metabolism by Intestinal Microbiota of Dietary L-Carnitine, a Trimethylamine abundant in red meat, produced Trimethylamine-N-Oxide (TMAO) and accelerated the development of  Atherosclerosis in mice. This acceleration of Atherosclerosis did not occur, when the test group of mice were concurrently given antibiotics to suppress the population of Intestinal Microbiota.

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Landmark study: Enterobacter cloacae B29, may causatively contribute to the development of Obesity & Insulin Resistance

 

Rough and smooth colony growth of Enterobacter...

Rough and smooth colony growth of Enterobacter cloacae bacteria on Tryptic Soy Broth agar. Obtained from the CDC Public Health Image Library. Image credit: CDC(PHIL #6552), 1983. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gut microbiota may causatively contribute to the development of Obesity & Insulin Resistance. More work needs to be done in this important research area.

The new study is titled: An opportunistic pathogen isolated from the gut of an obese human causes obesity in germfree mice. Continue reading