Posted: March 9th, 2017 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Health, Medicated, STANDOUT | Tags: Diabetes, Diabetes Cure, fasting-mimicking diet, health, Medical Research | No Comments »
Approximately 1 million Australians have been diagnosed with diabetes, including an estimated 130,000 people with type 1 diabetes.
A fasting diet has the ability to regenerate the pancreas and could potentially reverse diabetes, researchers have found.
A US study, published in scientific journal Cell, tested a modified version of the fasting-mimicking diet – FMD – on both mice and human cells.
The findings showed cycles of the diet could regenerate pancreatic cells to restore insulin in type 1 diabetes patients and could also reverse both type 1 and 2 diabetes in mice.
The study’s co-author, Dr Valter Longo from the University of Southern California, says the findings were “potentially very exciting” because they could lead to cures for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 26th, 2017 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Medicated | Tags: breakthroughs, Breast Cancer, diseases-and-disorders, Medical Research, science-and-technology | Comments Off on Inflammation Protein Boosts Breast Cancer Prevention
Adelaide researchers say they might have found a better way to use anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent breast cancer. The Hospital Research Foundation has identified a protein that causes inflammation and increased breast density in some women, increasing their cancer risk :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 10th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Astronomy, Astronomy, Cankler Science News | Tags: astronomy-space, curtin-university-of-technology-6102, earth-sciences, perth-6000, science, science-and-technology, university-and-further-education | Comments Off on Meteorite Older Than Earth Found at Australia’s Lake Eyre
A meteorite estimated to be 4.5 billion years old has been recovered by Perth researchers from a remote part of Lake Eyre in outback South Australia. In a race against time, the geologists dug the 1.7-kilogram meteorite out just hours before heavy rains would have wiped away any trace of it.
The team from Curtin University had been trying to track the fall site since the meteorite was spotted by locals and five remote cameras in late November in the William Creek and Marree areas. But on New Year’s Eve, as heavy rains brewed a downpour, the team found their needle in a haystack. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 25th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Medicated | Tags: Cankler Science News | Comments Off on Man Contracts Non-human Cancer from Tapeworm
The idea of having a parasite infest your body is unsettling enough, but the case of a tapeworm that gave its human host cancer takes the grossness to an entirely new level.
The New England Journal of Medicine yesterday published a case study about a HIV-positive Colombian man who had tumours that yielded puzzling biopsy results: the cells were definitely cancer-like, but the cells were not human.
Three years of tests finally revealed the man had been infected by a tapeworm that had contracted cancer, which had then spread around the man’s body.
The man’s weakened immune system made him particularly susceptible to the tapeworm’s cancer cells, according to scientists and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which helped diagnose the man :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 30th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Applied Science, Engineered Life, Genetics | Tags: Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, Cankler Science News, DNA, Mitochondrial Genome, White Plymouth Rock Chicken | Comments Off on Chook Evolution Rate Questions Domestication Rate and Human Migration
Chickens are evolving faster than previously thought, according to new research that challenges ideas of when they were domesticated and may have implications for human migration.
The findings, published in journal Biology Letters, are based on a genetic analysis of a chicken population that can be traced back over 50 generations.
The international team of researchers sequenced 12 mitochondrial genomes – DNA generally thought to be passed down from the mother to their offspring – in a well-known population of White Plymouth Rock chickens.
Previous chicken research – March 2014 – has been used to gauge human events in history, notably that Christopher Columbus beat Polynesians to South America :: Read the full article »»»»