health

Anti-aging compound from pomegranates proves promising in human clinical trials

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Since aging is a key driver of many diseases, targeting that process could be a handy catch-all for treating a range of diseases and improving quality of life for pretty much everybody.

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.

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