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Scientists Have Discovered "Clocks" Inside Your Cells That Could Determine When You Get Cancer. External factors like the Sun and smoking can harm your DNA by causing mutations, a process that occurs in spurts and bursts.

Scientists Have Discovered "Clocks" Inside Your Cells That Could Determine When You Get Cancer

But this process isn't limited to environmental triggers: As cells grow and divide, internal factors also cause the cell to continuously generate mutations at a constant rate. These steady mutations, which occur in a “clock-like” way, correlate to a person’s age: The older you are, the more mutations you acquire. Researchers have discovered not one, but two of these clock-like mutational processes, and determined the rate at which they tick. Barbecued meat can cause kidney cancer, say US researchers. Eating barbecued meat increases the risk of kidney cancer, scientists have warned.

Barbecued meat can cause kidney cancer, say US researchers

MMS: Error. The Despair Death of the Middle-Aged American. Since 1998, people all over the world have been living healthier and living longer.

The Despair Death of the Middle-Aged American

But middle-aged, white non-Hispanics in the United States have been getting sicker and dying in greater numbers. The trend is being driven primarily by people with a high-school degree or less. That's the sobering takeaway from a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published this week. Two-thirds of world has herpes: World Health Organization. BSIP/UIG via Getty Images Two-thirds of the world has herpes.

Two-thirds of world has herpes: World Health Organization

The alarming figure — just out from the World Health Organization — could make you ponder before you pucker. A Glass Of Red Wine Is The Equivalent To An Hour At The Gym, Says New Study. Love a good glass of vino but hate hitting the gym to work it off?

A Glass Of Red Wine Is The Equivalent To An Hour At The Gym, Says New Study

This news will make your day. UPDATE: Drinking red wine could help burn fat, says new study Getty Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, are similar to those we get from exercise. Red wine over a heavy session on the cross-trainer? MORE: Carrot Hunger - the calorie counting app that bullies you into losing weight. 708ae68d64b17c52,2e5fc0e3182d70db,6f3ed2921c9f3802. New Research Shows How To Trap Cancer By Turning Your Body Against The Tumour. Cancer happens when cells in the body start growing uncontrollably.

New Research Shows How To Trap Cancer By Turning Your Body Against The Tumour

But what if the tissue surrounding a tumour could be enlisted to stop the cancer spreading? New research gives the first evidence of how this might be possible by treating mice with a new drug that made cancer cells less likely to grow in other parts of the body. Many cancer researchers believe that targeting the spread of cancer to other organs, otherwise known as metastasis, holds the key to successfully treating the disease because metastasis is the cause of death for 90% of those who die of cancer. In the past, many treatments aimed at preventing metastasis have been targeted at tumour cells themselves, for example with chemotherapy, which can have severe side effects. This approach can show some success but after a while the tumour cells can become resistant to the treatment and the cancer then spreads.

Russian scientist admits injecting himself with 3.5 million year old 'eternal life' bacteria. Russian scientists are making progress in the search for the elixir of youth by investigating a bacteria named Bacillus F which has remained alive in the permafrost for millions of years.

Russian scientist admits injecting himself with 3.5 million year old 'eternal life' bacteria

Picture: Anatoli Brouchkov The Siberian Times disclosed recently how Russian scientists are making progress in the search for the elixir of youth by investigating a bacteria named Bacillus F which has remained alive in the permafrost for millions of years. Experiments are underway on mice and human blood cells but the man who made the 'sensational' discovery has now admitted he injected himself with the ancient bacteria found in the Sakha Republic, the largest region of Siberia. Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, said he has become a guinea pig for the bacteria. 'I started to work longer, I've never had a flu for the last two years,' he said. Dr Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department, Moscow State University, on Mamontova Gora. New test detects all viruses that infect people, animals.

A new test detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

New test detects all viruses that infect people, animals

Louis, where the technology was developed. Many thousands of viruses are known to cause illness in people and animals, and making a diagnosis can be an exhaustive exercise, at times requiring a battery of different tests. That’s because current tests aren’t sensitive enough to detect low levels of viral bugs or are limited to detecting only those viruses suspected of being responsible for a patient’s illness. “With this test, you don’t have to know what you’re looking for,” said the study’s senior author, Gregory Storch, MD, the Ruth L. Starving Cancer Cells Of Sugar Could Be The Key To Future Treatment. All the cells in our bodies are programmed to die.

Starving Cancer Cells Of Sugar Could Be The Key To Future Treatment

As they get older, our cells accumulate toxic molecules that make them sick. In response, they eventually break down and die, clearing the way for new, healthy cells to grow. Sexually Transmitted Microbes: STD's Newly Discovered "Good Twin" Catching an STD is never a good thing… right?

Sexually Transmitted Microbes: STD's Newly Discovered "Good Twin"

With the discovery of beneficial sexually transmitted microbes (STMs), it’s time to reevaluate the positive and negative outcomes of STDs getting passed around. Scientists specializing in sexually transmitted diseases and pathogens have uncovered evidence that certain beneficial microbes are exclusively transmitted sexually. Many animals, such as pea aphids and mosquitoes, gain significant advantages from STMs, leading researchers to look into the possibility of humans gaining a similar advantage. Mayo Clinic Researchers Reprogram Cancer Cells to Stop Them from Multiplying. New Prion Disease Raises Questions About Whether Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s Could Be Infectious. Research published last week has identified the first new human prion disease in 50 years. The paper’s lead author, Stanley Prusiner, who won the Nobel prize in 1997 for his discovery that Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) could be transmitted by a “misfolded” protein, says this new disease is also potentially infectious.

We've called autism a disease for decades. We were wrong. Most people think of autism as a disease, a major impediment of which an increasing number of children are "victims. " But over the past two decades, a growing number of adults on the autism spectrum, myself included, have rejected this frame and called for non-autistic "neurotypicals" to respect and accommodate "neurodiversity. " We believe that autism is a natural and in many ways desirable variation in how people think, not a great evil to be stamped out. To neurotypical people, this may seem like a shocking reversal. But as science journalist Steve Silberman writes in his new book NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, the man who discovered autism, Austrian psychiatrist Hans Asperger, conceived of it similarly, as a way of thinking that brings blessings as well as hardships.

U.S. scientists successfully turn human cancer cells back to normal in process that could ‘switch off’ disease. Cancer cells have been programmed back to normal by scientists in a breakthrough which could lead to new treatments and even reverse tumour growth. For the first time, aggressive breast, lung and bladder cancer cells have been turned back into harmless benign cells by restoring the function which prevents them from multiplying excessively and forming dangerous growths.

Scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Florida in the U.S. said it was like applying the brakes to a speeding car. So far it has only been tested on human cells in the lab, but the researchers are hopeful that the technique could one day be used to target tumours so that cancer could be “switched off” without the need for harsh chemotherapy or surgery. “We should be able to re-establish the brakes and restore normal cell function,” said Prof Panos Anastasiadis, of the Department for Cancer Biology. Researchers identify protein that spreads cancer. Tuesday July 14 2015 Researchers found the DNA-PKcs molecules helped spread cancer "Scientists have found a way of preventing the spread of cancer from the site of the original tumour," The Independent reports. Targeting proteins called DNA-PKcs could prevent cancer cells moving to other parts of the body. This is known as metastatic cancer and is often fatal. The research involved mice as well as tissue samples from more than 200 prostate cancer patients.

Scientists Confirm That People do Actually Age at Different Rates. When you turn up at your high school reunion and look around, you might notice something. Despite all of you being born within one year of each other, some will almost certainly look younger and some older. Indeed, a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has confirmed what many have already observed: People do actually age at a different rate – and some of us much more dramatically than others.

While most people in the study had a biological age close to the 38 birthdays they’d racked up, some were significantly younger or older, reflected in the state of their organs, metabolism and mental abilities. The researchers from Duke University followed 1,000 people who were born in the same town in the same year, and checked up on them when they were 26, then 32, and finally when they hit 38 years old. Out of the original group enrolled, 30 died before they had reached 38 due to a range of problems, from diseases such as cancer to accidents or suicide.

Direct link between wound healing, skin cancer seen by researchers. BRISTOL, England, July 1 (UPI) -- Researchers have found that inflammatory cells sent by the immune system to the site of a wound for healing are redirected to pre-cancerous cells they help grow. Scientists Reverse Aging In Human Cell Line. It’s the Holy Grail for medicine: how to stop or even reverse aging.

With teams of scientists the world over frantically trying to figure out what may cause it, studying everything from nematode worms to naked mole-rats, it seems that a team from Japan might have taken a step forward. Missing link found between brain, immune system. New Method Could Reveal Your Entire Viral Infection History With A Single Drop Of Blood. Is Your Nervous System Being Hacked by Bacteria in Your Gut? The More Hours You Work, the More You Drink, Study Says. Study Of More Than 3,500 Human Brains Reveals The Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease. After examining more than 3,500 donated brains, scientists have gathered evidence to suggest that a rogue protein, tau, which has long been suspected to play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s, is the major driver of cognitive decline in this disease. These new findings downplay the role of amyloid, another dysfunctional protein that builds up as the condition progresses and has been the focus of much Alzheimer’s research.

Untitled. Should We All Be In 'Monogamish' Relationships? Autism and Air Pollution: New Study Bolsters Suspected Link. The association between discontinuing hormonal contraceptives and wives’ marital satisfaction depends on husbands’ facial attractiveness. Author Affiliations. Researchers make blood vessels grow by shining a light on skin. Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers. Paul Ryan’s budget flimflam. Money in the House elections, in 8 charts. Jon Stewart Rails Against Fox News' Hypocritical Coverage Of School Lunch Changes. 63,000-Year-Old Modern Human Skull Found in Laos. Greek police send crime victims to neo-Nazi 'protectors' Is Sitting Killing Me? Autism-Pesticide Link Found in Calif. Study. Spinal cord research offers unexpected hope to people with paralysis. Being gay may be in the DNA, researchers say.

Are Happy Gut Bacteria Key to Weight Loss? Middle-Aged Men, Too, Can Blame Estrogen for That Waistline. Bacterial toxins cause deadly heart disease: Superantigens produced by staph bacteria are required for deadly effects of infective endocarditis and sepsis. PTSD may be prevented, researchers find. New source for regenerative stem cells? Your fat, study suggests. Eggs, Too, May Provoke Bacteria to Raise Heart Risk. Scientists Find Achilles’ Heel of Cancer Cells. Scientists create road map to metabolic reprogramming for aging (Nov. 29. Age-related dementia may begin with neurons' inability to rid themselves of unwanted proteins. Being Overweight Is Linked to Lower Risk of Mortality.

Fructose Linked To Overeating, Obesity In New Brain Imaging Study. How Dark Chocolate May Guard Against Brain Injury From Stroke - 05/05/2010. Scientists create 'endless supply' of myelin-forming cells. Canadian scientists discover cause of high cholesterol. Researchers Reveal the Key element related to the activation of Brown Adipocytes. Breakthrough made in developing antibodies against HIV. Cannabis eases multiple sclerosis (MS) stiffness per study published in neurology journal. Scientists make old muscles young again in attempt to combat aging. Part Man, All Woman: Scientists Find Male DNA in Women's Brains. Skin cancer detection breakthrough. Scientists Find Enzyme That Kills Alzheimer's Protein.

Scientists discover how an out-of-tune protein leads to heart muscle failure. Chronic Pain May Depend on Emotional Reaction to Injury. MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual neurons. Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Cardiac Cells to Help Failing Hearts. Breastfeeding linked to healthy infant gut: Bacterial colonization leads to changes in the infant’s expression of genes. Researchers Find an Epigenetic Culprit of Memory Decline - HDAC2 enzyme. Researchers find new evidence on how cholesterol gets moved from HDLs to LDLs. Alzheimer's brain plaques 'rapidly cleared' in mice. How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy - Magazine. Scientists in Scotland use skin samples to create human brain cells. Scientists reveal how females store sperm for decades. ‘Foldit’ Gamers Solve AIDS Puzzle that Baffled Scientists for Decade.

Common Cause of ALS Discovered. New drug could cure nearly any viral infection. Scientists find cure for rotting food. Using super microscope scientists find body’s immunity “switch” Healthy sex life makes men live longer. Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows. Autism researchers find scores of gene mutations.