Gene Therapy May Be Our Newest, and Most Effective, Weapon Against Alzheimers Disease

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Despite dedicating enormous amounts of time, money and effort to finding an effective cure, almost all new drugs have failed clinical trials.

'Tissue Velcro' Could Patch Damaged Organs

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

In the not-too-distant future, patients with damaged hearts or livers might receive tissue patches grown in a lab.

A metabolic master switch underlying human obesity

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers have unveiled a new pathway that controls human metabolism by prompting our adipocytes, or fat cells, to store fat or burn it away.

How aging damages and cripples the immune system

Posted in Medicine on 9th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Aging cripples the production of new immune cells, decreasing the immune systems response to vaccines and putting the elderly at risk of infection.

Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Brain Cells, Using Alzheimer's Patients

Posted in Science on 8th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists have turned human skin cells into neurons. They hope that their technique could one day help rejuvenate failing tissues in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.