Scientists have edged one step closer to a major treatment for (and possibly cure for) type 1 diabetes. A UCSF team has claimed it’s the first to turn human stem cells into the mature, insulin-producing cells that type 1 patients don’t have. The key was to acknowledge a reality in the development of islets, or […]
An Israeli company claimed it will cure cancer in a year, and the internet erupted. But in this latest viral incident, everyone loses. https://media.wired.com/photos/5c5240eda9851f2c308045db/master/pass/cancer-639548637.jpg
Nigel Slater made a guest appearance on Saturday Kitchen today for one of the food films. The chef decided to stick to a theme of New Year’s Day and wondered what one should eat on the big day. Sticking to a hangover cure, Nigel prepared a lentil and beef salad which would be sure to […]
DEMENTIA: A new research centre dedicated to finding a cure for dementia has been opened at Cardiff University.
Judy Perkins, a 52-year-old breast cancer patient, had been in remission for a decade when her cancer returned with a vengeance. She stopped responding to treatment and was grappling with a terminal diagnosis. But then Perkins learned about a National Institutes of Health trial that involved the extraction of immune cells to treat cancer. She […]
BRITAIN’S dementia research chief last night promised to “cure” the deadly disease within a decade.
Annelise Barron sits patiently at a small table in Stanford University’s Coupa Cafe, as freshly caffeinated college students mill around her. Thick stacks of paper sit close by — printouts of her recent studies on the body’s immune system. A small sticker adorns her laptop, reading “Bitcoin: because fuck banks.” It’s a hint at the […]
This OZY original series brings to you Medical Breakthroughs – and the people behind them – that could change how doctors treat us, find fixes to today’s diseases and make our lives truly better. David Zarrouk carefully places the tiny robot into a cleaned-up pig intestine on his table, and flips on the switch. About […]
Up to 150,000 people in Britain suffer from Crohn’s disease, a painful and chronic intestinal disorder which is thought to be caused by an abnormal immune reaction to gut bacteria. The new treatment aims to reset a patient’s immune system so it no longer sees the gut as an enemy to attack, “curing” them of […]
THOUSANDS of patients with untreatable Crohn’s disease could now be cured with an infusion of their own stem cells, experts believe. And they say the pioneering technique, which has had success in preliminary trials, could be applied to other devastating immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.