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Scientists find missing link between stem cells, immune system

Scientists find missing link between stem cells, immune system | Medical Research | Scoop.it
UCLA researchers have discovered a type of cell that is the 'missing link' between bone marrow stem cells and all the cells of the human immune system, a finding that will lead to a greater understanding of how a healthy immune system is produced...
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Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing | TechWench.com

Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing | TechWench.com | Medical Research | Scoop.it

Potential Future Uses
Medical: There is the obvious medical uses where the microparticles can be used to save off death from a restriction in breathing due to inflammation of the lungs, collapsed lungs, and the like. It would be good to have these injections ready in hospitals and ambulances for when the time is needed.

Military: Can you imagine a navy seals capability when they wouldn’t need to surface for air and could stay underwater for over 20 minutes? If a boat was to begin to sink, you could shoot yourself as the boat is going down to ensure you aren’t drowned in the under current of the sinking vessel. How about for toxic gases when a facemask is unavailable. The military could have a number of uses for such a medical advancement.

Private Sector: Really this can be used as a precaution for anything nautical where the potential to drown is a real danger. Deep sea rescue crews could inject themselves prior to making a rescue, underwater welders can use it in case they become stuck or air is lost to their suits. The potential use for anything water related seems extremely worthwhile.

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Alcohol by-product destroys blood stem cells

Alcohol by-product destroys blood stem cells | Medical Research | Scoop.it

Scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology have found that stem cells in the body's 'blood cell factory'—the bone marrow—are extremely sensitive to the main breakdown product of alcohol, which...

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Danny Hillis – With A Drop Of Your Blood, We’ll Soon Diagnose Your Disease Before You Even Have Symptoms | Singularity Hub

Danny Hillis – With A Drop Of Your Blood, We’ll Soon Diagnose Your Disease Before You Even Have Symptoms | Singularity Hub | Medical Research | Scoop.it

During his lecture at Singularity University, Hillis explained how scientific medicine is beginning to revert back to more ancient, Ayurvedic principles about health and wellbeing. The basic idea is to treat the body as a system, where balance is the foundation for good health and imbalance the harbinger of disease and sickness.

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Researchers develop new method to detect, analyze DNA and RNA

Researchers develop new method to detect, analyze DNA and RNA | Medical Research | Scoop.it

University of Georgia researchers have employed specially designed nanomaterials to develop a new, label-free DNA detection method that promises to reduce the cost and complexity of common genetic tests.

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Vitamin B3 may offer new tool in fight against 'superbugs'

Vitamin B3 may offer new tool in fight against 'superbugs' | Medical Research | Scoop.it

The research found that high doses of Vitamin B3 increased by 1,000 times, the ability of immune cells to kill staph bacteria. The work was done both in laboratory animals and with human blood.

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