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Nanoparticle drug reverses Parkinson’s-like symptoms in rats
 By American Chemical Society  Wednesday, April 22, 2015

As baby boomers age, the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease is expected to increase. Patients who develop this disease usually start experiencing symptoms around age 60 or older. Currently, there’s no cure, but scientists are reporting a novel approach that reversed Parkinson’s-like symptoms in rats. Their results, published in the journal ACS Nano, could one day lead to a new therapy for human patients.

Cannabis extract to be used to treat diabetes
 By Guest Column  Wednesday, April 22, 2015

While medical cannabis is often used to ease pain or nausea, an Israeli-American biopharmaceutical company is developing medicines containing cannabinoids — chemical compounds from cannabis plants — to treat conditions including diabetes, inflammatory diseases (like arthritis, atherosclerosis and ulcerative colitis) and cardiovascular disorders.

Understanding proteins involved in fertility could help boost IVF success
 By American Chemical Society  Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Women who have difficulty getting pregnant often turn to in-vitro fertilization (IVF), but it doesn’t always work. Now scientists are taking a new approach to improve the technique by studying the proteins that could help ready a uterus for an embryo to implant in its wall. Their report could help researchers develop a new treatment that could potentially increase the success rate of IVF. The study appears in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research.

What Oscar Knows That Doctors Don’t Know
 By Dr. Gifford Jones  Monday, April 20, 2015

Years ago the family cat, usually aloof, suddenly decided to spend time on my father-in-law’s lap months before he died of pancreatic cancer. Why? Another family reports in a Toronto newspaper that their pet feline recently began a vigil on a loved one’s lap just before he died.  So what did the cat know that wasn’t taught to me at The Harvard Medical School?





Scientific breakthrough as Israelis find cancer-suppressing proteins
 By Guest Column  Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A particular protein that defies the cell’s normal system of tagging and banishing defective or no longer needed proteins seems to play a significant role in suppressing malignant growth, according to Israeli researchers.

Neo40: A Natural Remedy to Treat E.D.
 By Dr. Gifford Jones  Monday, April 13, 2015

Ever heard of Stein’s Law? It states that if something can’t go on forever, it will stop. Stein’s law always wins. There’s no better example than erectile dysfunction (ED), when men who have always expected instant gratification, suddenly develop a headache at bedtime! This week, how a natural remedy, Neo40, helps this troubling disorder. And it’s available without a doctor’s prescription.

What You Should Know about Crohn’s Disease
 By Dr. Gifford Jones  Sunday, April 12, 2015

How would you feel, at 18 years of age, if suddenly you were diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease (CD)? It would be devastating news.

Turning to freshwater sources to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis, other infections
 By American Chemical Society  Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The discovery of antibiotics produced by soil fungi and bacteria gave the world life-saving medicine.





Israeli app offers alternative to hyperactivity medications
 By Guest Column  Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Aziz Kaddan, one of the co-founders of Myndlift, didn’t flinch when asked in front of an audience of global entrepreneurs and scientists at the recent BrainTech conference in Tel Aviv how he plans to go up against the better-funded American companies with his alternative non-drug treatment for attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

“Chemically lobotomized”
 By Patrick D Hahn  Sunday, April 5, 2015

Beginning in 2009, television viewers were treated to a series of commercial messages featuring animated images of winsome young mothers whose lives had been turned around by taking Abilify. In one memorable spot, an actress declaims in voice over: “My antidepressant worked hard to help with my depression. But sometimes I struggled to get going – even to get through the day.”

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