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Rigorous Study Explains How A Single Gut Bacteria Species Can Eat Parkinson’s Disease Drug

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

The striking study offers a new insight into why medicines do not work the same way in every person, and better understanding these mechanisms may suggest ways to significantly improve the efficacy drugs we have already developed, instead of producing entirely new ones.

PTN Interviews Elizabeth Parrish Founder And CEO Of BioViva Sciences

Posted in Interviews, Medicine on 9th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Liz is a humanitarian, entrepreneur, author and innovator and a leading voice for genetic cures. She is the Founder and CEO of BioViva Sciences USA Inc. BioViva is committed to extending healthy lifespans using gene therapy.

Lab-Grown Patch Could Repair Your Heart After A Heart Attack

Posted in Medicine on 9th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women.

Oakland City Council Decriminalizes All "natural Psychedelics" In Landmark Resolution

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

A resolution decriminalizing the adult use of all entheogenic plants, including magic mushrooms, cactus and any natural materials used to produce ayahuasca.

Jeff Bezos: Blue Origin Is Going To The Moon To ‘save The Earth’

Posted in Business, Science on 6th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

"This isn’t something that this generation is going to accomplish, but we need to move heavy industry off Earth."

Harvard Breakthrough Shows Stem Cells Can Be Genetically Edited In The Body

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

The team says this breakthrough could lead to new treatments for genetic diseases, particularly those like muscular dystrophy which hinge on tissue regeneration.

Scientists Discover Gene Mutation Evolved In Humans To Help With High-sugar Diets

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine on 5th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

In an interesting look at evolution in action, a research team led by University College London has discovered around 50 percent of people carry a gene mutation that helps lower blood sugar levels.

Eating Pineapple Daily Can Reduce Eye Floaters, Study Shows

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

According to the researchers, the enzymes in the pineapples have chances to decompose the extracellular substances that cause microscopic fibers to form near the retina.

As Plaque Deposits Increase In The Aging Brain, Money Management Falters

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Trouble with simple financial tasks may be early sign of dementias such as Alzheimer's

NASA Selects First Commercial Partners For 2024 Artemis Moon Landing

Posted in Business, Science on 1st Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Named for the twin sister of Apollo, Artemis will include lunar landing studies with companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, and SSL.

Snow Might Be The Next Clean Energy Source

Posted in Science on 1st Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Two scientists have developed a device that captures the electrical charge from falling snow.

Curiosity Strikes Clay In New Samples, Further Proving Mars' Watery Past

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA's Curiosity rover has begun investigating one of the most interesting regions so far on its seven-year journey