It has been many years that scientists have been looking for a good source of heart cells in order to study cardiac function in the lab, or perhaps even to replace diseased or damaged tissue in heart disease patients; a lot of people are looking to stem cells.
Now, researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the Human BioMolecular Research Institute, and ChemRegen, Inc. have discovered a molecule that converts stem cells into heart cells. It could be used to replace diseased or damaged tissue in heart disease patients.
A detox foot bath is the most painless and effective method for eliminating harmful body toxins. Its origin dates back to the ancient times when Japanese villages soaked their tired and sore feet in hot springs. It is also based on the healing techniques used for oriental reflexology.
There are many benefits from detoxifying your body through foot baths. Aside from improving the health of your internal organs, respiratory system and circulatory system, it will also promote your psychological well-being.
If you want to prepare a relaxing and cost-effective detox bath in your home, here are some tips that can keep you right on track.
Set the appropriate temperature
Fill a bucket or a foot basin with semi-boiling water. To ensure the efficiency of your detox foot bath, keep the water’s temperature between 40 to 42 degrees Celsius.
Prepare the mixture
It is uncommon, but eye cancer is life shattering, and it can hit anyone. Treatment frequently means radiation which leaves 50% of patients partly blind. Now a technique developed by, an assistant professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine, named Scott Oliver, MD, may change all this. He has found that applying silicone oil inside the eye is able to block up to 55 percent of harmful radiation, and this is enough to prevent blindness in most patients during treatments.
"You want to know, `Is this going to kill me? Is this going to make me go blind?''' says Dr. Oliver. "I believe this treatment will allow you to keep your eye and keep your vision."
A new study of weight loss surgery in England has found that use of of laparoscopic bariatric or other types of weight loss surgery has increased ten-fold in NHS hospitals since 2000. One possible reason behind the rise, say the researchers, is the greater demand from obese patients as they become more conscious of the surgery as a feasible treatment alternative. The observational population cohort study was carried out by a team of researchers based at Imperial College London. It was published 26 August 2010 in the British Medical Journal.
Kudzu, the nuisance vine that has invaded up to 10 million acres in the Southeast, may turn out to be an important dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham1.
In findings published in the August 26, 2009 Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, studies on animal models revealed that substances found in kudzu root called isoflavones can lower factors involved in metabolic syndrome, such as high cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood glucose. Puerarin, an isoflavone found only in kudzu, seems to be the one with the greatest beneficial effect.