Stem cells zapped with radiation can protect mice from cancer

IAS News 16 February 2018 | 0 Comments

Joseph Wu and his team at Stanford University have discovered that a mouse’s immune system can be primed to identify and target Cancer cells by vaccinating them beforehand with stem cells.

This method was motivated by evidence that cancers grow much like embryos, re-awakening genes crucial for fast growth during pregnancy that had been switched off after birth. To assist the ... Read More

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Could your genes cause mental health problems?

IAS News 9 February 2018 | 0 Comments

Schizophrenia, autism and bipolar disorder all seem to have similar effects on the brain. Researchers have analysed post-mortem brains of hundreds of people with schizophrenia, bipolar, autism and alcoholism as well as healthy controls, to learn how gene expression develops within diseased brains.

David Amaral, the director of research at the Neurodevelopment Disorders institute at the University of California says, “There ... Read More

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Long-term Metformin in PCOS benefits women of all weights

IAS News 29 January 2018 | 0 Comments

New findings present that Metformin improves the menstrual cycle and reduces body mass index, testosterone and luteinizing hormone within 6 months of trails in women who are diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who are a normal weight and are overweight.

This particular study investigates into the long-term effects of Metformin, which was taken daily for two years. Researchers discovered that ... Read More

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Enhance your productivity and don’t limit yourself

IAS News 25 January 2018 | 0 Comments

How productive are you, do you wish you could achieve more in your day or your life?

Is life a struggle, are you achieving your goals or do you feel limited?

 

The box office hit film ‘Limitless’ was based on a character ‘Eddie Mora’ and what became his addiction to the pill NZT 48. Eddie was a stagnant writer with no confidence, ... Read More

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Researchers develop a technique to regenerate the mouse thymus

IAS News 23 January 2018 | 0 Comments

The thymus gland is an organ in the lymphatic system serves a vital role within the immune system.

In a study published by Science immunology, researchers found a growth protein called BMP4, that is created by the endothelial cells within the inner wall of the thymus and is critical for it’s repair in mice. Scientists also discovered that injecting these cells ... Read More

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Researchers reduce the severity of hereditary deafness in mice with CRISPR

IAS News 2 January 2018 | 0 Comments

Hearing loss in mice with a form of progressive deafness has been slowed by a one-off treatment using the CRISPR genome editing method. This advance may lead to a treatment that aids to prevent hearing loss with certain inherited deafness.

Our body contains almost two copies of every gene, but in some situations a mutation in one of these copies ... Read More

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Can Young Stem Cells Make Older People Stronger?

IAS News 12 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Is it possible to age without growing fragile? One corporation believe that with the correct treatment the answer to this question could be yes. Clinical trials were published in October in the Journals of Gerontology, the company developing the therapy report that a solo infusion of mesenchymal stem cells from younger donors has no evident safety downsides for people with ... Read More

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Researchers Discover Inhibiting enzyme common to all mammals shows anti-aging potential

IAS News 5 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Researchers have discovered something new in the mission to extend the lifespan of mammals. Inhibiting a common enzyme found in all mammals, humans included, has been shown to prolong the lifecycle of creatures such as flies and worms. This suggests it could be a promising new mechanism for anti-aging therapies.

RNA Polymerase III (Pol III) is an enzyme known to ... Read More

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The Amish gene, living 10 years longer and avoiding diabetes

IAS News 17 November 2017 | 0 Comments

A gene variant that arose decades ago within an Amish community seems to make people live ten years longer, as well as making it less likely that they will develop diabetes.

The gene is called Serpine1, and is known to create a protein that promotes ageing, known as PA-1. However, a faulty variant of this gene was discovered six generations ... Read More

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How do you deal with the stress of everyday living?

IAS News 16 November 2017 | 0 Comments

“I am so stressed out!”

Whether we say it out loud, under our breath or in our heads – we all do it. We reach that point when we’ve had enough. We feel like we just can’t take it anymore.

When our bodies detect too much stress, we start to tense up and a series of reactions occur that affect ... Read More

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