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Breakthrough: for the First time to cure Diabetes!

New hope for Diabetes Sufferers An international research team has recently managed for the first time, to heal Diabetes in mice. According to the researchers, the underlying treatment is also in humans is feasible. A key role of flexible cells, which are implanted in the pancreas. An international Team, consisting of researchers from the University of Bergen, the Université de […]

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For more than five years he was addicted to opioids. This is one man’s story of recovery

In July 2017, Richard Filc woke up in a hospital bed. His body attached to machines. Filc had overdosed on opioids and suffered heart damage. “There was something mixed in with the drugs I was taking,” Filc, 28, said. “They sedated me for a few days to try to limit the amount of damage happening to my cardiovascular system.” After […]

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Bioengineers create ultrasmall, light-activated electrode for neural stimulation

Neural stimulation is a developing technology that has beneficial therapeutic effects in neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease. While many advancements have been made, the implanted devices deteriorate over time and cause scarring in neural tissue. In a recently published paper, the University of Pittsburgh’s Takashi D. Y. Kozai detailed a less invasive method of stimulation that would use an […]

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A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.

Danielle Teuscher decided to give DNA tests as presents last Christmas to her father, close friends and 5-year-old daughter, joining the growing number of people taking advantage of low-cost, accessible genetic testing. But the 23andMe test produced an unexpected result. Ms. Teuscher, 30, a nanny in Portland, Ore., said she unintentionally discovered the identity of the sperm donor she had […]

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'I went on three dates a week… one month's phone bill came to €527' – Irish man (35) on hidden symptoms of mental illness

Outgoing and bright in school, Liam Gildea didn’t have any suspicion about his mental health as a teenager. Though acne affected his self-esteem, he was the joker of the class and was voted class comedian in sixth year; he had ambitions to be an accountant, and earned his place on a degree course in Sligo IT. On the face of […]

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'It was pretty much a death sentence at the time' – top cancer specialist driven to find cure after death of young cousin

A top cancer specialist has told how the death of a nine-year-old cousin in 1966 fuelled his lifelong ambition to find a cure for childhood leukaemia. Crumlin Children’s Hospital haematologist Professor Owen Smith was just seven years old at the time of his cousin’s death. Roll forward 53 years and Prof Smith has treated thousands of young cancer patients, and […]

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Novel app uses AI to guide, support cancer patients

Artificial Intelligence is helping to guide and support some 50 breast cancer patients in rural Georgia through a novel mobile application that gives them personalized recommendations on everything from side effects to insurance. The app, called MyPath, adapts to each stage in a patient’s cancer journey. So the information available on the app—which runs on a tablet computer—regularly changes based […]

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