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Mechanism that allows melatonin to combat cancer cells discovered

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A research team from the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), University of Coimbra (UC) in Portugal has discovered how melatonin may fight cancer cells, responsible for the development of cancer. Melatonin is a hormone whose characteristics allow it to reach any cell, adjust the sleep-wake cycle, maintain a healthy aging process and regulate the immune system. The results, as published... 

Innovative therapy in the treatment of various cancers discovered in Portugal

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Molecule patented by the University of Coimbra for innovative therapy in the treatment of various types of cancer reveals the desired efficacy Various studies and experiments conducted on mice, between 2011 and 2014, have proven the effectiveness of the molecule Redaporfin, discovery of the Universidade de Coimbra (UC) for treating various types of cancer by photodynamic therapy, an innovative therapy... 

Accidental discovery of blood, collagen in dinosaur bones could rewrite textbooks

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An amazing discovery could rewrite textbooks, after a paleontologist accidentally found blood and soft tissue preserved in tattered dinosaur fossils. If proven, science expects answers to age-old questions, including: “Can we resurrect dinosaurs?” The red blood cells and collagen fibers were discovered by chance when Imperial College London’s Sergio Bertazzo and Susannah Maidment were examining... 

Prebiotics inhibit cancer, enhance immune system

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Both probiotics and prebiotics are involved in nurturing good bacteria that our digestive tract requires for proper health. It has been scientifically established that prebiotics improve intestinal health, enhance the immune system and inhibit cancer. Moreover, prebiotics reduce symptoms of bowel related diseases, such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome and celiac... 

Blood test shows every virus you've ever had

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A team of scientists from Howard Hughes Medical Institute has developed an inexpensive test that can reveal viral infection history of an individual from a single drop of blood. A team of scientists has developed an inexpensive yet comprehensive test that can reveal viral infection history of an individual from a single drop of blood. The VirScan blood test, developed by scientists from Howard Hughes... 

Cats Make Kids Dumb, Men Aggressive & Women Cheat - US Scientists

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Research links diminished cognitive skill in kids to cats. A recent study has linked a parasite generally carried by cats to a decline in memory and reading aptitude in children. The discovery was made by a team of researchers from the University of Iowa and Florida International University, The Telegraph reported on Monday. According to the scientists, Toxoplasma gondii, a single cell organism which... 

Amnesia-hit patients can recall their lost memories

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A new study raises hopes for patients with severe amnesia. Memories lost as a result of amnesia can be retrieved by activating certain brain cells with light, a new study says. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have managed to recover lost memories of a group of laboratory mice, hit by amnesia, through using a technology known as optogenetics, or the use of light to prompt... 

Genetically engineered virus can cure cancer - UK Scientists

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A new study by UK scientists reveals that a genetically created herpes-based virus is an effective remedy against skin cancer. This virotherapy raises life expectancy for patients with aggressive melanoma and has fewer side effects than other treatments. The worldwide study, which was led by the Institute of Cancer Research in the UK and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, says that an... 

Brain implant senses intent to move robotic arm

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A neuroprosthetic device implanted in Erik Sorto’s brain allowed him to drink unaided for the first time in 13 years. Researchers in the United States have developed a new kind of brain implant that helps patients move robotic arms. Researchers said Thursday the brain implant offers new promise to disabled people with spinal injuries to seamlessly control robotic limbs or even entire body suits in... 

Pandas Are An Evolutionary Dilemma

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Pandas’ guts are dominated by carnivore-like gut bacteria despite two million years of adopting herbivore lifestyle, a new study says. Giant pandas follow a strict plant-eating diet, feeding almost always on bamboo; however, the new study published by the American Society for Microbiology on Tuesday, suggests that these bears are poorly adapted for a plant-eating diet due to a total lack of plant-degrading... 

Bird flu kills over 20 million turkeys and chickens in US

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Bird flu has killed more than 20 million turkeys and chickens in the United States. The pandemic continues to rage wildly out of control. One infected bird can destroy an entire flock in days, Pravda.Ru reports. Scientists think that this virus is being spread by wild birds, but they have no idea how it is getting inside barns and other enclosed facilities so easily. Minnesota is the top producer... 

Urban poor aging faster at cellular level

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New blood tests show that poor populations in urban areas of the United States are actually aging faster at the cellular level than others, thanks to chronic stress connected to income and identity, according to a new study by scientists. Conducted on a small group of black, white and Mexican adults in three Detroit neighborhoods, the tests were an attempt by scientists to learn what contributed to... 

Apple to collect your DNA

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The Apple company is to launch a new program. Users of the Apple gadgets will have the possibility to test their DNA. The United States researchers contribute to the program. The iPhones are based on ResearchKit, a software platform Apple introduced in March that helps hospitals or scientists run medical studies on iPhones by collecting owners’ data from the devices’ sensors or through... 

Iranian scientists reduce cancer drug side effects with nanotechnology

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A young Iranian cancer patient. Iranian scientists have successfully reduced the side effects of a cancer drug by infusing it with nanotechnology. Researchers at the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences discovered that the side effects of the drug Mitoxantrone could be reduced when the chemotherapeutic agent is infused with liposomic nanocarriers, which are created with cholesterol derivatives, IRNA... 

Chinese researchers modify human genome

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For the first time ever, Chinese scientists report having successfully edited human embryos’ genomes. The breakthrough has, however, also revived heated debate about the ethical feasibility of such experiments, which are feared to lead to eugenics. The 16-person team of researchers was based at the Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China, and led by Junjiu Huang, a gene-function researcher. They... 
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