Posts Tagged ‘biology’

According to a report presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston, the first evidence has been found that the polyphenol compounds found in fruit and vegetables – particularly those fruit and vegetables which are deep red, orange, or blue in colour – may combat age-related brain damage by activating the […]

Black rice could be the greatest ‘superfood’ according to a study at Louisiana State University. According to the study, presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston, black rice is low in sugar but high in fibre and plant compounds that help combat heart disease and cancer, containing high levels […]

In a pioneering operation, a ten year old boy has received a donor windpipe for which they will never need to take anti-rejection medication – medication which can lower life expectancy and raise the risk of cancer. In the operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital, a donated trachea was stripped of most of its tissue […]

Diane Stuttard, a woman who had her left tibia and fibula badly broken in a hit-and-run accident in 2001 – resulting in 6cm of bone becoming infected and dying, preventing the broken bone from healing – has undergone pioneering surgery at the Spire Alexandra Hospital which may result in the regrowth of the damaged bone. The […]

A study reported in the Journal of Neuroscience has shown that a treatment whereby sodium ions are introduced into damaged tissue can induce the regrowth of nerves and muscle in that damaged tissue. In the study led by Michael Levin at Tufts University, young tadpoles with missing (amputated) tails had the complete regrowth of their […]

The results of a nine-year study led by Dr. Robert Schneider into the efficacy of using transcendental meditation to treat patients with heart disease has been presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association. The patients who participated in the study – 201 African-American males and females with an average age of 59 […]

Emma Brown, an academic at the University of Ulster, and who won the UK Young Scientist of the Year award in 2006, has spent the past three years conducting investigations into the cancer-fighting potential of soft fruit (raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, and lingonberries), exposing Human colonic cancer cells at various stages of development to the digested […]