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: March 9th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Engineered Life, Health, Medicated | Tags: doctors-and-medical-professionals, Heart Disease, Medical Research, research | Comments Off on Researchers Transplant Bionic-heart Into Sheep
Medical and engineering specialists say they are on the cusp of a breakthrough after successfully transplanting a bionic heart into a sheep.
The bionic heart was designed by Brisbane engineer Dr Daniel Timms in 2001 while he was studying at the Queensland University of Technology.
It contains a spinning disc with small blades on each side that pump blood around the body and lungs, without a traditional pulse.
The bionic heart can last at least 10 years and could help bridge the gap between patients requiring heart transplants and the number of donor hearts available.
The team, made up of Queensland and international researchers, said the device was a significant advance on other designs that were large, prone to wear, or could only pump on the left or right side.
It is expected to be ready for human trials within three years :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 8th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Medicated | Tags: Australian Heart Foundation, Cankler Science News, Erectile Dysfunction, Heart Disease, Medical Research, Sax Institute 45 Up Study, the Sax Institute | Comments Off on Erectile Dysfunctions Link With Heart Disease?
New Australian research has found men suffering even mild erectile dysfunction could have heart disease without knowing it. The Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study is one of the largest on-going studies of healthy ageing in the world.
Doctors who looked at more than 95,000 men found that erectile dysfunction may be a symptom of cardiovascular disease. The study found that men with erectile dysfunction have a higher risk of being admitted to hospital with heart disease, even if they have no history of heart problems.
This is because erectile dysfunction can indicate problems with blood vessels and poor blood flow. The study notes that erectile dysfunction is common, with an estimated 40 per cent of men over 40 experiencing it :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 3rd, 2012 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Chemically Engineered, Medicated | Tags: Botox, Botox Eases Multiple Sclerosis Tremors, Medical Research, MS, Multiple Sclerosis | Comments Off on Australia: Melbourne Researchers Find Botox Eases Multiple Sclerosis Tremors
Researchers have found that Botox can significantly reduce the severity of tremors in patients with the debilitating inflammatory disease, Multiple Sclerosis.
Researchers injected 23 patients with either Botox or a placebo over six months during the trial at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. They then videoed the volunteers to see if the botox made a difference.
Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as “disseminated sclerosis” or “encephalomyelitis disseminata”, is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms.
Disease onset usually occurs in young adults, and it is more common in women. It has a prevalence that ranges between 2 and 150 per 100,000. MS was first described in 1868 by Jean-Martin Charcot :: Read the full article »»»»