Dead Heart Transplan...

World-first dead heart transplant at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital a game changer. Sydney, Australia surgeon’s dead heart transplant a huge medical breakthrough. Previously, transplants relied on donor hearts from brain dead patients. Ability to revive hearts has major implications...

Boost Memory

Electric Current May Boost Memory in People with Cognitive Disorders. People with cognitive problems – including memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease – may someday be able to have their memory boosted with electric current. Researchers used a non-invasive procedure called...

Google Science Fair ...

Google Science Fair 2014 finalists are improving healthcare and battling world hunger. What do you like to do? Do what you love to do and do what you good at. It’s your turn to change the world. Google announced the 15 global finalists for its 2014 science fair and with participants...

Beijing Ban Coal

Beijing aims to ditch coal use by 2020. Beijing is set to ban coal sales and use across its six main regions by the end of 2020 in a bid to cut air pollution, Chinese state media has reported. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau announced Tuesday the districts of Dongcheng,...

Ebola Virus Outbreak Jul27

Ebola Virus Outbreak

Could Ebola Virus Become A Threat In The U.S.? As the Ebola virus continues to spread throughout West Africa, with increasing concern among both health officials and the public alike, recent media reports about a death of a man who traveled to Lagos, Nigeria having been in an area rife with...

Baseline Study by Go...

Google’s “Baseline Study” aims to get clear picture of human health Google’s newest project aims to create a crowd-sourced picture of human health by collecting anonymous genetic and molecular information from participants. The project, called Baseline Study, will start off...

Genome Editing Jul21

Genome Editing

Scientists Can Now Cut HIV Out of Human DNA Like other retroviruses, the genetic material of HIV wedges itself into the genome of its human host. While antiretroviral therapies are effective at repressing HIV, they don’t eliminate the integrated virus, which can lie low in a latent state and...

Reverse Heart Attack...

Can heart attack damage be reversed? In medical school, Gerald Karpman was taught that when it comes to matters of the heart, what’s done is done. “If you survived the heart attack, you survived at the level that you were going to be,” he recalls. “Whatever damage was...

Stress Can Clog Your Arteries Jun23

Stress Can Clog Your...

There’s a reason people say “Calm down or you’re going to have a heart attack.” Chronic stress—such as that brought on by job, money, or relationship troubles—is suspected to increase the risk of a heart attack. Now, researchers studying harried medical residents and harassed...

Too Many Choices Is ...

Why Having Too Many Choices is Making You Unhappy More options means more possibilities to be perfectly content-right? Here’s why decision fatique is sapping us of happiness and making us regret the choices we make Amazon sells 1,161 kinds of toilet brushes. I know this because I...

Erythroferrone, New ...

Researchers discover hormone that controls supply of iron in red blood cell production Findings could lead to treatments for blood disorders associated with both iron deficiencies and overloads UCLA research team has discovered a new hormone called erythroferrone, which regulates the iron...

Tikus Tua yang Disun...

Tikus Tua yang Disuntik dengan Darah Muda Lebih Kuat Penelitian itu diharapkan dapat digunakan untuk mengobati manusia yang menderita penyakit yang biasanya diderita kaum lanjut usia, termasuk demensia dan Alzheimer. Para ilmuwan Amerika telah mendapati bahwa tikus yang lebih tua menjadi lebih...

World Cup Medical Mi...

The first ceremonial kick of the World Cup game (Brazil 2014) may be made by a paralyzed teenager, who, flanked by the two contending soccer teams, will saunter onto the pitch clad in a robotic body suit. Led by Miguel Nicolelis, the Walk Again Project is a nonprofit, international...

Suspended-animation ...

Doctors will try to save the lives of 10 patients with knife or gunshot wounds by placing them in suspended animation, buying time to fix their injuries NEITHER dead or alive, knife-wound or gunshot victims will be cooled down and placed in suspended animation later this month, as a...

Brain Memory Implant

Brain implants already exist to reduce tremors in people with Parkinson’s disease, cut back on seizures among epileptics and even boost memory in some Alzheimer’s patients. In the next few months, highly secretive US military researchers say they will unveil new advances toward...

Scientists regenerat...

Scientists regenerate heart muscle in primates Findings bring stem cell therapy for damaged hearts closer to clinical trials In a major advance, researchers at the University of Washington have successfully restored damaged heart muscle of monkeys using heart cells created from human embryonic...

Hints to Longevity in Blood of 115-year-old woman Apr24

Hints to Longevity i...

Old blood, new science: 115-year-old woman’s blood suggests lifespan depends on stem cells Our time on this earth is limited, and some of society’s most dedicated futurists are trying to extend or even transcend this limitation — but we don’t really even have a firm grasp on what the...

Korean Plastic Surgery Apr22

Korean Plastic Surge...

South Korean Plastic Surgeons Are So Good, People Now Need Certificates To Prove Their Identities In South Korea — the plastic surgery capital of the world — many patients who go under the knife are leaving the doctor’s office a totally new person… almost literally. After having a...

Fears Rise Over MERS Outbreak Apr20

Fears Rise Over MERS...

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus Saudi health officials are stepping up efforts to fight the Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, after a recent spike in cases. Saudi Arabia confirmed more than 50 cases of the virus in the past week, at least seven of...

Scientists Make Body...

In a London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world that are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs in the lab. While only a handful...

First Successful Reg...

Scientists have for the first time used regenerative medicine to fully restore a degenerated organ in a living animal, a discovery that could pave the way for future human therapies. The team from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Regenerative Medicine, at the University of...

Exercise Can Boost Brain Power Apr05

Exercise Can Boost B...

Physical activity can slow cognitive decline, says UBC physical therapist Teresa Liu-Ambrose’s work on aging, mobility and the brain will be a highlight of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, a major new research and clinical facility opening later this month.   How does...

Detect Cancer Early Apr05

Detect Cancer Early

Simple Blood Test Could Detect Cancer Early Detecting many forms of cancer may soon be as easy as a simple blood test, according to a new study.   The blood test, developed by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, could also be used to “monitor the amount of cancer in a...

Hari Peduli Autisme Sedunia Apr02

Hari Peduli Autisme ...

Sejak tahun 2008, Perserikatan Bangsa Bangsa telah menetapkan adanya World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) atau Hari Peduli Autisme Sedunia pada setiap tangal 2 April. Ini menunjukkan betapa persoalan autisme demikian penting dan membutuhkan perhatian dari semua pihak dan dari seluruh...

Self-Healing Muscle

Self-Healing Engineered Muscle Grown in the Laboratory By Ken Kingery Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself...

3D-Printed Skull Imp...

3D-printed skull implanted in patient In a worldwide first, brain surgeon Dr. Bon Verweij of the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht successfully replaced the complete skull of a 22-year-old woman with a 3D-printed, tailor-made plastic skull in a surgical procedure that lasted 23...

Scientist Who Discovered Ebola Is Frustrated by Deadly Guinea Outbreak Mar24

Scientist Who Discov...

Peter Piot was 27, newly qualified and working in a microbiology lab in Antwerp when he received a flask of human blood contaminated with a mysterious pathogen that had been killing people in the forests of Zaire. If he’d known then what he was to discover – that inside was Ebola,...

Ilmuwan: Kurang Tidur Mungkin Sebabkan Kerusakan Otak Mar17

Ilmuwan: Kurang Tidu...

Orang-orang yang tidur lebih lama pada akhir pekan untuk menambah waktu tidur yang kurang cukup selama hari-hari sebelumnya, malahan kemungkinan bisa kehilangan sejumlah sel otak. Menurut ilmuwan syaraf Sigrid Veasey di Universitas Pennsylvania, gagasan umum bahwa “hutang tidur” dapat...

World’s oldest person shares her secret to staying young on her 116th birthday Mar05

World’s oldest perso...

“Eat, sleep, learn to relax and you will live a long time,” explained Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman borne in Osaka 1898 who will be 116-years-old on March 5 2014 Mrs Okawa eats three meals per day, has at least eight hours sleep per night and her favourite food is mackerel sushi on...

Orchids Have Medicinal, Food Uses Feb28

Orchids Have Medicin...

A new exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington features a vibrant collection of orchids from all over the world. This elegant flower is not solely ornamental, its uses also extend to medicine and cooking. Sensory celebration To walk into the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington is to...