Here is an inspiring talk by a Dr. Charles Limp, a hearing specialist and surgeon at Johns Hopkins. He is creating technology that might restore his patients’ ability to appreciate music after suffering drastic hearing loss.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a wound treatment method that seems to help the body regrow healthy, scar-free skin. Although the body has an amazing regenerative capacity, it cannot regrow completely normal, healthy skin – when wounds heal, damaged skin is replaced by scar tissue. Scar tissue is not like healthy skin. Although [...]
A modified version of the vaccinia virus, more famously used as the smallpox vaccine, is showing promise as a cancer killer. The virus, called JX-594, is especially exciting because it can be injected directly into the bloodstream and doesn’t seem to damage healthy tissue. The idea of treating cancer with viruses is not a new [...]
If you’re getting a heart transplant, chances are your new heart will be delivered to you on ice. Donor hearts are typically stopped with an injection of potassium chloride, packed in ice and sent to their recipients. They have a shelf-life of about 4-6 hours, which limits the distances the hearts can travel as well [...]
Melanoma Metastasis Cancer is bad news – especially when it mobilizes from one body part to another. Scientists call this migration of cancer cell metastasis. Interestingly, not all cancers do this. Some cancers never leave their place of origin. To figure out what makes a cell pack up and leave home, scientists have looked to genes for [...]
denverpost: VIDEO: South Korean Scientists Create Glow-In-The-Dark Dog In this video, South Korean s
denverpost: VIDEO: South Korean Scientists Create Glow-In-The-Dark Dog In this video, South Korean scientists claim they have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases. (video by Reuters)