Study finds cannabis extract reduces seizures in people with epilepsy. The first large-scale clinical trial of a cannabis derivative known as cannabidiol shows it was able to cut the frequency of severe epileptic seizures by 39 percent, researchers said Wednesday.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is derived from cannabis plants, but does not cause users to get high. The study in the New England Journal of Medicine comes after years of anecdotal evidence of cannabidiol's effects. It focused on young patients with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. "Cannabidiol should not be viewed as a panacea for epilepsy, but for patients with especially severe forms who have not responded to numerous medications, these results provide hope that we may soon have another treatment option," said lead investigator Orrin Devinsky, professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center. A New Clinical Trial Just Made Diabetes Patients Insulin Independent. With Promising Potential No matter how modern the world has become, there are certain ailments that continue to persist.
One of these is diabetes, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are now over 422 million people in the world suffering from it. Generally characterized as a problem in blood sugar levels, diabetes has two variants — an insulin-dependent one, known as type 1 diabetes (T1D), and type 2 diabetes that’s non-insulin-dependent. In the United States, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation reports that about 1.25 million people have T1D.
The cause of this particular diabetes variant still remains unknown, and treatments generally involve pumping insulin daily into the patient’s body. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers described how clinical trials involving pancreatic islet cell implants to the omentum — the tissue covering organs in the abdomen — shows promise in treating T1D. The use of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) as a novel anti-inflammatory treatment for chronic pain. New Surgery Can Give the Legally Blind 20/20 Vision. In Brief Researchers removed the jellylike tissue behind the lens of the eye and replaced it with a saline solution in 20 patients who had Terson syndrome.One month after the surgery, patients' vision improved to an average of 20/40 from an average of 20/1290 and, within a few months, almost all patients had 20/20 vision.
DNA-editing breakthrough could fix 'broken genes' in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases. Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even extend the human lifespan.
The breakthrough – described as a “holy grail” of genetics – was used to partially restore the sight of rats blinded by a condition which also affects humans. Previously researchers were not able to make changes to DNA in eye, brain, heart and liver tissues. Scientists in Amsterdam Just Destroyed Breast Cancer Tumors in 11 Days Without Chemo – Anonymous. 9Shares Share Tweet.
Researchers reveal how new class of drugs kills cancer cells. A team of Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers has worked out how a new class of anti-cancer drugs kills cancer cells, a finding that helps explain how cancer cells may become resistant to treatment.
The researchers studied a class of anti-cancer drugs called BET inhibitors, which are considered promising new drugs for the treatment of blood cancers such as leukemias and lymphomas. BET inhibitors reduce tumour growth by blocking BET proteins, a family of proteins that control whether genes are switched on or off.
Although it has been known that BET inhibitors are effective at halting tumour growth, it has been unclear whether the drugs kill cancer cells outright or merely pause their growth. Dr Zhen Xu, Professor David Huang, Dr Stefan Glaser and their colleagues have answered this question and in the process have identified potential ways in which cancer cells may develop resistance to BET inhibitors. Implant lets paralysed man 'play guitar' In a world first, a quadriplegic man can once again move his fingers after a chip was implanted in his brain.
Ian Burkhart from Ohio in the US can even move individual fingers to play a guitar-based computer game. The chip reads brain signals, which are interpreted by a computer. Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ)—Patient Version. What is Cannabis?
Cannabis , also known as marijuana, is a plant from Central Asia that is grown in many parts of the world today. The Cannabis plant produces a resin containing compounds called cannabinoids. 'Cancer cells simply melt away': Miracle drug amazes Australian researchers after lengthy trials. Cancer patients are finally catching a break, as Australian researchers have tested a miracle drug that leads to big improvement in a majority of cases, and total recovery in some.
The drug targets a specific protein that helps cancer cells survive. The Melbourne-based trial took place over four years and tested 116 patients. It was shown by researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre that the drug Venetoclax can greatly reduce cancer blood cells. Positive results were seen in 79 percent of cases involving patients suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Cancer treatment for MS patients gives 'remarkable' results. UK doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are showing "remarkable" improvements after receiving a treatment usually used for cancer.
About 20 patients have received bone marrow transplants using their own stem cells. A New Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis: Treating Inflammation with Computerized Nerve Stimulation. Editor’s note: Doctors currently treat rheumatoid arthritis, a crippling autoimmune disease, with an arsenal of drugs that, while often effective, can have serious side effects. Authors Ulf Andersson and Kevin J. Tracey describe a circuit between the immune system and the nervous system that enabled development of an implanted nerve stimulator to treat the disorder, now being tested by a patient in Bosnia.
If further clinical trials show as much promise as this initial case, similar devices may be developed for a broad range of inflammation-related diseases, from diabetes to congestive heart failure. A few months ago one of us (Kevin Tracey) traveled to Mostar, Bosnia, to meet a very special patient, the first to receive a surgically implanted nerve stimulator to treat disabling rheumatoid arthritis. Most people are comfortable with the concept that medical devices, ranging from cardiac stents to artificial hips and knees, can be used to treat broken hearts and broken bones.
Figure 1. Researchers kill drug-resistant cancer in the lab using 50 times less chemo. Researchers in the US have just made an existing chemotherapy drug way more effective, managing to kill drug-resistant lung cancer cells in the lab using 50 times less of the medication than is currently required. "That matters because we may eventually be able to treat patients with smaller and more accurate doses of powerful chemotherapy drugs, resulting in more effective treatment with fewer and milder side effects," explained lead researcher Elena Batrakova, a pharmacologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster. It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but it’s actually a cast for healing bones. The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, incorporates 3D printing and ultrasonic tech to make healing a broken bone more bearable. The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones (and other wounds) has been around for a while. But the problem was doctors couldn’t get past the plaster cast to apply the vibrational therapy. Take a look at the pic below and you’ll see the Osteoid’s skeletal design allows ultrasonic drivers to be placed directly on the skin. Breaking through: New made-in-Canada treatment offers hope to millions suffering from brain diseases. CTVNews.ca Staff Published Sunday, November 8, 2015 10:02PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 9, 2015 7:29AM EST Canadian scientists have made history with a world first, successfully using focused ultrasound to break through one of the human body's final frontiers -- the blood-brain barrier.
The researchers have unlocked a non-invasive way to deliver medication deep into the brain, opening the door to better treatments for brain tumours, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and more. The blood-brain barrier has long been an obstacle for doctors trying to treat brain diseases. The barrier is a layer of tightly packed cells that act like plastic wrap, surrounding each of the brain's blood vessels, protecting them from infections and toxins.
Gene Editing Saves The Life Of Baby Girl With Terminal Cancer. Gene-editing technology has been used to treat cancer for the first time, after doctors at London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital (GOSH) resorted to the previously untested method in a last-ditch attempt to save the life of a baby girl. Special permission had to be sought before the technique could be used as it had not yet completed clinical trials, yet after all other treatments had failed to help one-year-old Layla, doctors felt it was worth a shot. The procedure involved injecting her with genetically modified white blood cells, called T-cells, which were engineered to seek out and destroy cancer cells, and produced positive results within a few weeks. Layla had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia – a cancer of the white blood cells – at the age of just three months, with doctors describing her condition as “one of the most aggressive forms of the disease” they had ever seen.
Smell the Truth » Smoking Marijuana Causes ‘Complete Remission’ of Crohn’s Disease, No Side Effects, New Study Shows. Marijuana – scientific name “cannabis” – performed like a champ in the first-ever placebo-controlled trial of the drug to treat Crohn’s Disease, also known as inflammatory bowel disease. So . . . It Turns Out Cancer Can Be Killed After All. So . . . Wpr. Case Reports in Oncology 2013, Vol. 6, No. 3 - Cannabis Extract Treatment for Terminal Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a Philadelphia Chromosome Mutation. What Happened When They Treated Autistic Children With Medical Cannabis. Paralyzed Man Walks After Cells for Smelling Placed in Spine. Cannabis dissolves cancerous tumor in young infant, deemed a 'miracle baby' by physician. Infant's Life Was Saved by Cannabis, Mom Claims.
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Scientists regenerate bones using gene therapy. Three-in-one drug wipes the floor with TB - health - 23 July 2012. Nanoparticle Completely Eradicates Hepatitis C Virus. No Pulse: How Doctors Reinvented The Human Heart. Surgery can put Type 2 diabetes into remission » AP story section » The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa. The New (Male) Contraception - Alice G. Walton - Health. Kidney transplant success: Pioneering flushing technique used in Leicester. Human hearts replaced by 10,000 RPM artificial pump with no pulse. Water, Meet Blood - JP Morgan Admits To, Reduces Massive Silver Short Position, Proves Millions Of Conspiracy Theorists Correct.
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