Stem cell breakthrough could help cure type 1 diabetes

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 […]

Saturday Kitchen viewers BAFFLED by chef’s unusual hangover cure ‘He has no idea’

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 […]

How Your Genes Could Be Used to Cure Cancer

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 […]

Is the Cure for Alzheimer's Hiding Inside Us? She Thinks So

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 […]

Robots to the Rescue: Racing Through Our Blood to Cure Disease

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 […]