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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.

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.

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.