British scientists growing brains in the lab

From the BBC: “Madeleine’s team is at work on a task so absurd it seems more wizardly than scientific: they’re transforming human skin into brains. “The brains develop in the same way you would see in an embryo,” says Madeleine.

3D biomaterial turns into bone in the body

A great advance: “Now, Ramille Shah at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and her colleagues have developed an ink that can be 3D-printed into bone implants that are robust but ultra-elastic, allowing surgeons to cut and manipulate them in the

How Gut Bacteria May Predict Belly Fat

From Time: “In humans studies, researchers have found that more diverse communities of bacteria are linked to having a normal weight, while fewer types of bugs were connected to overweight and obesity, though those results were a little uneven.”

FDA clears sound wave technology to blast plaque in arteries

From MedCity News: “Peripheral artery disease, where plaque builds up in arteries in the legs and in other places preventing blood flow is usually treated using balloon angioplasty and stents, if a procedure is called for. Now, one California startup

A summary of the Prolon Diet

I completed the Prolon longevity fasting-mimicking diet yesterday. Below is a quick summary of my experience: Pros: -I lost one pound each day for a total of 5 pounds. -It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. -It