With the great advancements, humanity has made in terms of our understanding of the human body and in terms of new medical technology, you might be safe to assume that older people today are healthier than those just a few decades ago. But now we have proof thanks to a compelling … [Read more...] about Study finds older people today are smarter and stronger than 30 years ago
Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Well, apparently the more than $200 million raised worldwide through the challenge helped fund an experimental medication that may slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Although this medication is not a cure, it … [Read more...] about Research funded by Ice Bucket Challenge leads to new treatment for ALS
Honeybees hold the key to our agricultural systems, but it turns out they may also have other amazing healing powers. A study from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research shows honeybee venom could treat triple-negative breast cancer, a type that currently has limited … [Read more...] about Honeybee venom can kill aggressive breast cancer cells
The first naturally-occurring bacteria killer, penicillin, was discovered nearly a century ago and with it came the advent of a new class of medicines: antibiotics. Bacterial infections were the leading cause of death at the time, and the new drugs gave doctors a way to combat … [Read more...] about Could “antivitamins” be the cure to antibiotic resistance?
One of the biggest challenges facing research around how the human heart develops is access to a developing heart. That may no longer be a problem thanks to a team of scientists who have created the first-ever functional miniature human heart in the lab. Grown from stem cells, … [Read more...] about Lab-grown mini hearts could help scientists treat cardiovascular diseases