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Doctors are developing artificial wombs in which embryos can grow outside a woman's body.
The work has been hailed as a breakthrough in treating the childless. Scientists have created prototypes made out of cells extracted from women's bodies. Embryos successfully attached themselves to the walls of these laboratory wombs and began to grow. However, experiments had to be terminated after a few days to comply with in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) regulations. 'We hope to create complete artificial wombs using these techniques in a few years,' said Dr Hung-Ching Liu of Cornell University's Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility.
The pace of progress in the field has startled experts. 'There are going to be real problems,' said organiser Dr Scott Gelfand, of Oklahoma State University. Liu's work involves removing cells from the endometrium, the lining of the womb. 'Finally, we took embryos left over from IVF programmes and put these into our laboratory engineered tissue. Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Links Obesity, Insulin Action, and Type 2 Diabetes. Obesity contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood.
Using cell culture and mouse models, we show that obesity causes endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. This stress in turn leads to suppression of insulin receptor signaling More Obesity contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Using cell culture and mouse models, we show that obesity causes endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Advanced Alternative Cancer Treatment. Marijuana Cures Cancer And U.S. KNEW for 40+ years Coral holds the key to a sunscreen pill for humans. There seems to be a wealth of organisms under the sea that are good for our health.
True, some fish have those good omega-3s we need, and krill oil also gives us much-need omega-3s, but British scientists are working on a way to use coral to produce a “sunscreen pill.” It seems that coral produces natural sunscreen compounds to protect itself from damaging UV rays. Scientists from King’s College London believe these compounds could be the basis for a new type of sunscreen in humans. The team took a 4-month trip to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to study the “biochemical processes behind coral’s innate gift.” They studied samples from the Acroporal coral, an endangered species that scientists think can be replicated in the lab to produce these compounds. The magic doesn’t just come from the coral itself, it actually comes from the relationship between the coral and the algae living within the coral that make the compounds together.
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Researchers in Germany had a hunch that they could train dogs to pick up the scent of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, which are linked to presence of lung cancer and released in the breath. So they collected breath samples from 220 volunteers, including people who were healthy, had lung cancer and had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and ran them through several tests with four dogs. Cannabis and tobacco smoke are not equally carcinogenic. Review Twenty-first century tobacco use: it is not just a risk factor anymore.
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And why, if oatmeal is so good for us, do we eat that only in the morning as well? Apologies to the Palinites, but nutritionists are starting to realize that you and I like our oatmeal and OJ before we start the day because we evolved to like it that way—because enjoying the two together is healthier than eating each of them alone. Epidemiologist David R. Jacobs, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota calls it food synergy, and he, along with many other nutritionists, believes it might explain why Italians drizzle cold-pressed olive oil over tomatoes and why the Japanese pair raw fish with soybeans.
"The complexity of food combinations is fascinating because it's tested in a way we can't test drugs: by evolution," says Jacobs. Tomatoes & Avocadoes Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a pigment-rich antioxidant known as a carotenoid, which reduces cancer risk and cardiovascular disease. Oatmeal & Orange Juice. 14 natural items for your alternative first aid kit. Cloves.
Photo by Elenadan Find out which multitasking natural remedies merit a spot in your backpack. IF YOU’VE COME TO trust in herbal and alternative medicine at home, it can be a hard decision to go back to Pepto-Bismol and Dayquil when you’re getting ready to go abroad.