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The new immunity toolkit

September 7, 2021

By Susan Bowerman, Senior Director Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training, Herbalife Nutrition The most recent development in world of health and medicine has been the acceptance that we will be living with COVID-19 into the longer term. Masks, social distancing, vaccine passports and travel restrictions will now bean inseparable part of our daily dealings. While […]

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Extensive antibiotics use increases future risk of colon cancer

September 6, 2021

Constant use of antibiotics can affect the intestinal microbiome and increase the risk of colon cancer, confirmed researchers at Umeå University, Sweden. According to Sophia Harlid, cancer researcher at the university, although the increase in risk was greatest for those taking a high amount of antibiotics, the Swedish study of 40,000 cancer cases also suggests […]

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Anti-aging drugs effectively slow spinal disc degeneration in mice

September 6, 2021

Senolytic drugs, part of a new class of anti-aging medication, has been found to prevent age-related deterioration of spinal discs in animal experiments. Senolytic drugs work by removing destructive senescent cells which accumulate in all living tissues with age, essentially accelerating the aging process. Recent research findings by regenerative medicine and biomedical engineering specialists are […]

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Thailand’s winning strategies amid the health crisis

September 6, 2021

By Roshel Jayasundera,Senior Director, Global Consulting, Axios International Roshel Jayasundera of Axios International, anInternational firm who is focusing on the emerging market including Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Middle East, discussed current healthcare trends in Thailand and Southeast Asia, as well as how Thailand is recovering from the Covid-19 outbreak, in this article. How […]

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Swedish scientists discover aggressive, early onset Alzheimer’s in 40-year-olds

September 3, 2021

A team led by neurobiologists in Sweden have discovered a rare and aggressive form of Alzheimer’s unique to a family in Uppsala: the gene mutation, or Uppsala APP deletion, is behind rapid deterioration of cognitive function and invariably causes descent into dementia at a younger age than usual –symptoms begin in the early 40s. Alzheimer’s […]

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Stingless bee honey found to contain high levels of healthy sugar

September 1, 2021

A type of healthy sugar known as trehalulose is only produced in the gut of stingless bees, found throughout tropical and subtropical parts of the world, the evidence of which was discovered by researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Native Australian plants have nectar high in sucrose – it is believed stingless bees […]

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Implantable stimulator powered by walking to treat damaged tendons

September 1, 2021

A novel stimulator device developed at the National University of Ireland-Galway (NUI Galway) harnesses energy from mechanical action, such as walking, to speed up musculoskeletal tissue regeneration – timely tissue regeneration is important notably for tendons or vital support structures damaged either by disease or injury. The stimulator device by NUI Galway uses a piezoelectric […]

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Portable MRI pinpoints strokes that need surgical treatment

September 1, 2021

A portable MRI machine, the handiwork of healthcare technology company Hyperfine Research Inc. (Hyperfine), has just been used in a new Yale-led study to accurately detect cases of stroke in need of surgical intervention. Hyperfine’s Portable Point-of-Care MRI system packs powerful magnets into a much smaller and more cost-effective device, that could even be handled […]

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Antibody-based contraceptive prove successful in animal studies; will soon go to clinical trial

August 30, 2021

Inspired by infertility that occurs in some women who develop antibodies against their partner’s sperm, scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC) are adapting new contraceptives that may offer women a non-hormonal option to prevent pregnancy. UNC researchers have so far engineered and tested ultra-potent monoclonal antibodies that effectively trapped and blocked more than […]

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NTU Singapore researchers use pollen for 3D bioprinting

August 30, 2021

Sunflower pollen may allow the development of stronger 3D printing ink material used for tissue engineering, according to researchers from at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The pollen-derived “bio-ink” is a viable alternative to current inks used for 3D printing in the biomedical field (bioprinting) as it can retain its shape when deposited on a […]

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