DIY Dialysis: Same Result, Less Stress

When the kidneys can no longer clean toxins from the body, dialysis becomes a life saver. Half a million Americans need dialysis, which can cost more than $50,000 each year and hours each week at a dialysis center. There are about 7,000 dialysis centers across the country. The traditional dialysis routine in a clinic setting … Continued

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To Make Drugs, Just Add Water and Stir?

It sounds like the simple instructions for making Ramen or hot chocolate. A new appliance-looking device could be mass producing drugs in a similar fashion in the near future. When hooked up to some test tubes, chemists have used the Freezemobile to make a ring of crystalline ice ready for transport to the most remote … Continued

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A Liquid Nitrogen bank containing suspension of stem cells. Cell culture for the biomedical diagnostic.

Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Beat Off Blood Cancer

Jessie Quinn of Sacramento was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. This blood cancer progresses quickly and she was told that chemotherapy may not help. Being of mixed racial heritage, finding a bone-marrow match was impossible. What saved her was an experimental transplant of umbilical cord stem cells. Bone-marrow transplants infuse healthy blood cells from a … Continued

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Ultrasonic Stimulation Wakes Up Brain Post-Coma

Until now, the only way to stimulate brain activity in patients recovering from a coma was a risky, invasive surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation which places electrodes inside the thalamus, the brain’s central processor. A 25 year old man in California is making amazing progress following a sonic stimulation, kick-starting the brain using noninvasive … Continued

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New Treatment Method Helps Those Hearing Voices

While Congress debates measures to expand the reach of mainstream psychiatry to the severely psychotic, an alternate kind of mental health care is taking a very anti-mainstream direction. It is focused on nonmedical, holistic recovery, rather than treating symptoms, overmedicating, or involuntary restraint. Three quarters of people put on medication for psychosis stop taking it … Continued

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New Knee Procedure to Aid ACL Surgery

Every year, about 200,000 Americans have surgery to repair a torn ACL. This surgery fails in about ten percent of patients. Tens of thousands of people may require additional surgery to repair injury from sports or an accident, a new study found.   A new method of reconstruction surgery is making the knee more stable for some … Continued

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Pokemon Go: Into the Brain

A New York surgeon believe that new technology involved in the new Pokemon Go game could be used to save lives in complex brain operations. Dr. Joshua Bederson, a neurosurgeon, uses multiple forms of innovative technology in his practice of medicine. Screens on walls of the operating room project views from his surgical microscope, as … Continued

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Stem Cell Tourism Putting Down Roots in U.S.

Stem cell treatments have long been known as something you must travel to exotic locations to receive. Commercial clinics offer high hopes and promise miracle treatments. New research released June 30 notes that destination treatments are changing as clinics are propagating in the United States. A study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell found … Continued

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