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 »»»»
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Posted: August 4th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Applied Science, STANDOUT | Tags: Android, H-2B Rocket, International Space Station, ISS, Japanes Aerospace Agency, JAXA, Kirobo, Koichi Wakata, Kounotori H-II Transfer Vehicle, Tanegashima | Comments Off on JAXAs Giant Android Leap
Japan has launched a cargo-carrying rocket loaded with supplies for the crew of the International Space Station. Amongst the stock standard supplies, Japan has also sent a small companion robot for one of the country’s homesick astronauts.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s – JAXA – H-2B rocket blasted off on Sunday from the southern island of Tanegashima at 04:48 am local time, JAXA said the launch had gone to plan.
The latest launch is the 22nd for the decade old space agency, and the 3rd lift-off for the Agency’s Kounotori H-II Transfer Vehicle. It’s the first time anyone has sent an interactive robot to the space station. Sending the android into space is part of a study aimed at seeing how a non-human companion can provide emotional support for people isolated over long periods :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 6th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: STANDOUT | Tags: Organic Farming, Organic Food, Pesticide Free Food, The Organic Gourmet | Comments Off on Researchers Say Organic Food Contains Less Pesticide and Antibiotic Residue
A new study by Stanford University’s Center for Health Policy reckons ‘Organic Foods Are No More Nutritious then Conventional Foods’, which is a pretty bland statement, comparing the vitamin C levels of organic vs conventional oranges kind of misses the point!
The study qualified this logic defying statement by saying that Organic Food might reduce our exposure to pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study has found.
What the study DID find was that organic fruits and vegetables are 30 per cent less likely to be contaminated with pesticides than their conventional counterparts, that children on organic diets had lower levels of pesticides in their urine, compared to those on conventional diets.
Before you read on, we must qualify by saying that Stanford’s study isn’t a standalone piece of research, it’s a comprehensive meta-analysis of various studies, Stanford’s research is published in this week’s Annals of Internal Medicine :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 8th, 2012 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Cankler Science News, STANDOUT | Tags: Aphasia, Centre for Neurogenic Communication Disorders Research, Impaired Language Abilities, Parkinsons Disease, Physiology department at Hospital Henri Mondor, Professor Bruce Murdoch, Stroke, TMS, Transcranial Magnetc Stimulation, University of Queensland, Wiki | Comments Off on Magnetic Pulse Brain Stimulation Helps Stroke Patients Regain Speech
Australian scientists are confident magnenetic pulse brain stimulation research will help long-term stroke and Parkinson’s disease patients speak again. The approach, being pioneered by Professor Bruce Murdoch, Director of the Centre for Neurogenic Communication Disorders Research from the University of Queensland, uses magnetic pulses to stimulate damaged areas of the brain.
The technique, known as Transcranial Magnetc Stimulation – TMS – was previously used to treat depression and pain management. It’s the first time the therapy has been looked at for language or communication loss due to neurological damage.
The treatment is literally an on off switch for the brain, switching on brain function in Parkinson and off in stroke victims suffering from aphasia. TMS is a non-invasive method to cause depolarization or hyperpolarization in the neurons of the brain. TMS uses electromagnetic induction to induce weak electric currents using a rapidly changing magnetic field, causing activity in specific or general parts of the brain with minimal discomfort.
Aphasia in stroke victims is a condition where suffers have impaired language abilities, the range of the disorder includes memory difficulties for words, all the way through to a complete inability to speak
This isn’t a first for TMS use in Parkinsons or stroke, in 2009 Dr Jean-Pascal Le faucheur of Physiology department at Hospital Henri Mondor in France successfully used the therapy with pain management and Parkinsons :: Read the full article »»»»