Some great innovations on Pop Sci’s list.
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.”
This is a great development. Hopefully the money is used wisely.
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
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
I read about the benefits of the Prolon Fasting Mimicking diet in this WSJ article, so I decided to try it myself and see what kind of impact it has on my health. I’m on day 2, and so far,
From Bloomberg: “The share of those over the age of 65 in the labor force was 19.4 percent on an unadjusted basis in June, up from 15 percent in June 2006, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” and “More
“Matthew Gdovin, an associate professor in the UTSA Department of Biology, has developed a newly patented method to kill cancer cells. His discovery, described in a new study in The Journal of Clinical Oncology, may tremendously help people with inoperable
Looking forward to seeing how this rolls out next year! Read the story here and here.
It’s not a cure, but it’s a start towards one. From the NYT: “Five years ago, a college freshman named Ian Burkhart dived into a wave at a beach off the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, in a freakish
The Economist has a good story on the progress being made in cryobanking. Read the story here.
Here is the list.
From MedicalExpress: “Salk Institute researchers have found that an experimental drug candidate aimed at combating Alzheimer’s disease has a host of unexpected anti-aging effects in animals.The Salk team expanded upon their previous development of a drug candidate, called J147, which
Here’s an informative article by David Ewing Duncan on gut bacteria and the brain.
Researchers at Duke University have engineered a polio virus to infect cancer cells. This weakens the cancer and alerts the body’s immune system to the fact that there is something growing in the body that shouldn’t be there. It’s brilliant
Yesterday, I visited with a bunch of scientists from UCSF’s Lim Lab. They had a cool simulation game to show how CAR-T therapy works. Essentially, you want to make your “T” cell recognize the cancer cell so it will kill
Here’s a list of the winners in Life Sciences. For more, see the press release. “The 2015 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences honors transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life, with
This is a really well done story about children with ‘syndrome X,’ a condition of severe developmental arrest. Perhaps the most famous of these cases was Brooke Greenberg, who as a teenager still looked like an infant. Genome sequencing will
A fascinating story from the NYT: “[D]ecades of agricultural research has shown that antibiotics seem to flip a switch in young animals’ bodies, helping them pack on pounds.” “In the 1950s, a team of scientists fed a steady diet of
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