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Scientists Report First Success in Cloning Human Stem Cells | TIME.com

Scientists Report First Success in Cloning Human Stem Cells | TIME.com | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
It’s been 17 years since Dolly the sheep was cloned from a mammary cell. And now scientists applied the same technique to make the first embryonic-stem-cell lines from human skin cells.
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Stem cell research is the future and I think that if it is your own stem cells being used that it should not be an issue.

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Cloning breakthrough holds out promise of personalised medicine

Cloning breakthrough holds out promise of personalised medicine | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
‘Great step forward’ as human embryo clones produced to yield embryonic stem cells
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Cloning is the way of the future and this may even help with the debate on stem cell research because scientists will be able to clone someones cells for medicine.

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Potential treatment for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia discovered

Potential treatment for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia discovered | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
A drug currently being used to treat leukemia has been found to help halt the production of toxic proteins in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and various forms of dementia.
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I really liked this article it was very clear and straight to the point. I like how they simplify this type of research and find it amazing the new discoveries being made today.

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Newly Discovered Hormone Could Yield New Treatment For Diabetes | TIME.com

Newly Discovered Hormone Could Yield New Treatment For Diabetes | TIME.com | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
A breakthrough in helping the body to produce more insulin could make tedious injections of the hormone history. In type 2 diabetes, the body gradually loses its ability to make enough insulin to keep up with the sugar coming in from the diet.
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This article was very interesting and scientific research is very beneficial. I find it amazing the ways scientists help our bodies preform better and may even discover how to have our bodies heal anything on its own.

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Where Treatments Meet Genetics: Making Stratified Medicine a Reality in Scotland - Aridhia

Where Treatments Meet Genetics: Making Stratified Medicine a Reality in Scotland - Aridhia | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
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Medical research is amazing I find it very cool the amount that scientists are trying to discover and if one can improve personal health care going to the doctors office may not be such a bad thing.

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Young Girl Receives Lifesaving Windpipe Transplant Made From Her Stem Cells | TIME.com

Young Girl Receives Lifesaving Windpipe Transplant Made From Her Stem Cells | TIME.com | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
Hannah Warren was born without a trachea but now has one made from plastic fibers and a stew of her own stem cells.
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Stem cell research is the future and being able to utilize your own stem cells may even save your life.

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Sky News: Blind people have better memories: study

Sky News: Blind people have better memories: study | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
Sky News is Australia's leader in 24-hour news.
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The actual act of seeing is involving more with the brain than the eyes and by seeing blind people with better memories proves that what everyone else is able to see may not be what is actually there.

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In Gene Sequencing Treatment for Leukemia, Glimpses of the Future

In Gene Sequencing Treatment for Leukemia, Glimpses of the Future | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
A novel method known as whole genome sequencing focuses on genes that drive a cancer, not the tissues or organ where it originates.
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Cancer research is booming and mabye with more time and funding we can cure cancer and make more medical advancements in the field of medicine.

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After brain injury, new astrocytes play unexpected role in healing

After brain injury, new astrocytes play unexpected role in healing | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
The production of a certain kind of brain cell that had been considered an impediment to healing may actually be needed to staunch bleeding and promote repair after a stroke or head trauma, researchers report.
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Due to science using astrocytes will prevent brain injuries such as bleeding which will save many lives and help scientists better understand the workings of the brain.

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Anti-HIV Antibodies May Spur AIDS Vaccine Development | TIME.com

Anti-HIV Antibodies May Spur AIDS Vaccine Development | TIME.com | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers report a breakthrough in generating powerful antibodies that can neutralize HIV. An HIV infection is really an intensive molecular arms race launched from the minute the virus infects a new host.
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After reading this article I truly embrace the field of science and medicine because I want to be a part of destroying the many diseases that are harming society such as AIDS.

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Medical Discoveries: Bettering Your Health: American researchers found cure for leukemia

Medical Discoveries: Bettering Your Health: American researchers found cure for leukemia | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it

U.S. researchers have made an amazing breakthrough in cancer research. They have modified patients' immune systems to attack cancer cells of the blood (leukemia). Modified T-cells are turned into serial killers and are genetically programmed to attack cancer cells.

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After learning about Leukemia I find amazing that scientists are researching how to train the human body to fight cancer. Based on the knowledge I have gained from this disease I think it is amazing what scientists and doctors can do.

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Pared Back Prostate Cancer Screening May Save Lives | TIME.com

Pared Back Prostate Cancer Screening May Save Lives | TIME.com | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
Amid questions about how effective blood-based tests for prostate cancer might be, a new study suggests early screening with the test could identify about half of future deaths from the disease.
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I always find it amazing when we can discover advancements that can prevent one from getting cancer by doing a simple blood test at a certain age. Maybe one day we can prevent cancer entirely if we can pinpoint when it is about to occur.

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Tick-Borne Meat Allergy May Have Affected Virginia Kids - MedicineNet

Tick-Borne Meat Allergy May Have Affected Virginia Kids - MedicineNet | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
A red meat allergy linked to certain tick bites has affected some Virginia children, researchers strongly suspect.
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I have a friend who developed a meat allergy after being bitten by a tick and I told her she was crazy. After this article I'm going to be more careful about ticks and anyone who is bitten by tick should definitely read this.

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Liver Hormone Offers Hope for Diabetes Treatment: Scientific American

Liver Hormone Offers Hope for Diabetes Treatment: Scientific American | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
Compound boosts insulin production in mice
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This type of research may help scientists cure diabetes and a discovery like this could truly save the lives of many. This is why I find research so interesting.

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New Test Distinguishes Physical From Emotional Pain in Brain for First Time | TIME.com

New Test Distinguishes Physical From Emotional Pain in Brain for First Time | TIME.com | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
New research suggests physical pain may have a distinct brain “signature” that distinguishes it from emotional hurt. In the brain, the pain from broken leg and the anguish of a broken heart share much of same circuitry.
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The brain is very cool and I find it amazing the new discoveries with the brain can help destinguish things that before seemed impossible.

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Interesting Medical Articles: For Sixth Form further reading: Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Be Incapable Of Transmitting Malaria

Interesting Medical Articles: For Sixth Form further reading: Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Be Incapable Of Transmitting Malaria | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
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Malaria can be a detrimental disease in certain countries and being able to prevent mosquitos from passing it is an amazing discovery.

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Big Idea: Turning Lymph Nodes Into Liver-Growing Factories | DiscoverMagazine.com

Big Idea: Turning Lymph Nodes Into Liver-Growing Factories | DiscoverMagazine.com | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
If your liver fails, having 40 small but functional livers scattered around your body might be the next best thing.
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Stem cell research is on its way to understanding how to develop organs for organs transplant. This is the way of the future and by manipulating these organ systems scientists may even improve their function.

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Schizophrenia May Be Diagnosed By Testing Nerve Cells From The Nose

Schizophrenia May Be Diagnosed By Testing Nerve Cells From The Nose | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
Olfactory neurons of patients with schizophrenia have higher levels of miR-382 compared with controls, suggesting the molecule could serve as a biomarker of the disease.
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Mental illness is still a mystery to diagnose but if there is a actual test as simple as removing a few neurons from the nose that could greatly impact someones life and help them before the illness takes over their mind.

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'Heart-healing virus' trial starts

'Heart-healing virus' trial starts | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
Patients in the UK have been enrolled into a trial to see if an engineered virus can be used to heal their damaged and struggling hearts.
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It's amazing that studies may prove that a virus can inprove the function of a heart based on the thought of viruses as bad.

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DNA double helix: discovery that led to 60 years of biological revolution

DNA double helix: discovery that led to 60 years of biological revolution | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
Adam Rutherford: Six decades after DNA's shapely curves were first revealed, no aspect of biology is now above modification, remix or redesign
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I always found learning about DNA fascinating and this article brings back the famous research done by Watson and Crick.

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Researchers Identify Genetic Profile That Predicts Cancer Survival After Chemotherapy | TIME.com

Researchers Identify Genetic Profile That Predicts Cancer Survival After Chemotherapy | TIME.com | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
While more effective chemotherapy agents have improved cancer survival, not all patients benefit from the drugs.
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Such descoveries in chemotherapy are vital and due to the new advancements doctors may be able to find new inivative ways to possibly cure cancer.

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Stem cell transplant restores memory, learning in mice

Stem cell transplant restores memory, learning in mice | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
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Science is currently making major discoveries by using stem cells to restore memory in the brain which may lead to curing Alzheimer's in the future.

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'Heartbreak gene' which stops organ recovering after injury discovered
by scientists: Breakthrough could lead to revolutionary new treatments

'Heartbreak gene' which stops organ recovering after injury discovered <br/>by scientists: Breakthrough could lead to revolutionary new treatments | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a 'heartbreak gene' which stops the organ from recovering after injury and experts believe the find could lead to a range of revolutionary new treatments for heart failure
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Everything leads back to genes and discoveries such as these could greatly benefit those suffering from heart attacks in order to prevent further injury and pain.

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:: Medical Discovery News ::

:: Medical Discovery News :: | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
Medical Discovery News is a radio program that presents latest biomedical research discoveries and biomedical topics and how they affect human health. Produced and hosted by Norbert Herzog and David Niesel.
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I have always found Alzheimer's Disease very interesting and studies are now working hard to discover why it is occuring and how can we prevent the disease from destroying the entire brain.

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Novel stem cells method may eliminate need for antirejection drugs in transplants

Novel stem cells method may eliminate need for antirejection drugs in transplants | The Art of Medicine | Scoop.it
Surgical researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, have pioneered a method using stem cells that may one day eliminate the need for antirejection drugs in transplants.
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I have always been interested in learning about organ transplants and do believe that changes must be made in order to protect the lives and safety of those involved in donating and receiving such transplants.

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