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Hyperthyroidism is so poorly understood that many people, women in particular, actually envy people who have it; because they think that people with hyperthyroidism never become overweight, and that is myth No. 1. “Yes, Hyperthyroidism make you hypermetabolic, but it also makes you eat more. So as long you eat…

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SAN DIEGO, California: Salk Institute scientists say they have developed a safer method of a popular gene editing technology. In a study released on Thursday (Friday in Manila), they demonstrate it reverses illnesses in mice, including diabetes, muscular dystrophy and kidney disease. With further development, the modified technology, known as…

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SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota: Sanford Health is trying fat-based stem cell treatments on orthopedic patients and those with ulcers. Sanford started the two US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved clinical trials — one a month ago and the other earlier this year — using abdominal fat stem cells to heal…

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CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee: Every second matters when treating stroke, and local research to develop a portable diagnostic tool could help detect the problem faster, saving precious time, brain cells and lives. The new device, called the Lucid System, is made by California- based Neural Analytics and uses ultrasound from a robotic…

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan: The Department of Health (DOH)-Mimaropa office is optimistic that the province of Palawan can attain its target of being malaria-free by 2020, said regional director Eduardo Janairo, a medical doctor. Janairo, who was in the city for the National Malaria Awareness Day-9th Malaria Congress, said last…

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DURHAM, North Carolina: Duke University biomedical engineers have created what they say is the world’s first artificial heart muscle that’s large enough to, some day, reduce the need for complicated and expensive heart transplant surgeries. Because heart muscle cannot regenerate itself after a heart attack, the affected heart muscle dies…

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CALIFORNIA: The San Diego Zoo and scientists at The Scripps Research Institute report significant progress in resurrecting a nearly extinct species of rhinoceros, perhaps within 10 to 20 years. In a new study awaiting publication, the team said they have made artificial embryonic stem cells from the frozen tissue of…

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BROCKTON, Massachusetts: For a single-celled organism, bacteria are pretty smart. So smart, said Kenneth Lawrence, the senior director of medical affairs at Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, a Boston-based biotechnology company working to develop new antibiotic drugs, that it’s inevitable that they’ll mutate to become resistant to any sort of medication doctors can…

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New technologies and 3D printed human organs can contribute to mankind’s longevity, as scientists have been adding three months to the average life span annually, experts said. Speaking during the second day of the Knowledge Summit, scientists and medical professionals said while improving quality of life and leading healthy lifestyles…

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Global Medical Technologies Manila has formed a partnership with the Europe-based Research Genetic Cancer Center (RGCC) to provide personalized cancer treatment in the Philippines. “Our partnership with RGCC is now in place,” Mitch Genato, group chief executive officer of Global Medical Technologies, said in a press briefing in Pasig last…

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