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Cognitive Decline

Scientists might have figured out how to reverse aging in the brain

January 22nd, 2021

A Stanford team has figured out how to reverse aging in the brain and restore mental acuity, a breakthrough that could one day lead to drugs that treat medical conditions and cognitive decline. The researchers found a way to block the inflammation responsible for the cognitive decline that comes with age. Using drugs tailored to …

Artificial Corneal Implant

Man’s blindness reversed after successful artificial cornea implant

January 20th, 2021

A man in Israel who has been battling blindness for a decade regained his vision after getting an artificial cornea implant. The 78-year-old is part of CorNeat clinical trials, which will include additional patients who are not suitable for or had failed corneal transplantations. The patient was able to read and recognized family members after …

metformin recall

If you take this common medication, call your doctor and throw it out

October 8th, 2020

A popular diabetes drug was just recalled because it may contain a cancer-causing agent at higher-than-normal concentrations. Metformin tablets sold under the brand name Time-Cap Inc., are being widely recalled. The FDA has a list of the product codes and other identifying information, so if you have any of these meds at home, contact your …

microscopic robots

Microscopic robots may soon invade your body whether you like it or not

August 29th, 2020

Researchers have developed a microscopic robot capable of moving using four tiny “legs” controlled by lasers. The robots could be mass-produced, and may one day be used in medical applications to initiate treatment or spot diseases. More work needs to be done on drug delivery systems and other capabilities before robots like this can be …

hiv cure

HIV patient appears to be totally cured after stem cell treatment

March 11th, 2020

A stem cell transplant has rid a man of HIV, making him the second person to be declared cured of the virus.  The transplant used stem cells that contained a unique mutation that works against HIV.  Doctors are optimistic but warn that this treatment isn’t a magic bullet for all HIV patients.  Visit BGR’s homepage …

diabetes cure

Scientists cured diabetes in mice, but are humans next?

February 27th, 2020

For the vast majority of diabetics, the condition requires daily monitoring and maintenance. A lack of insulin being produced naturally by their bodies means consistent monitoring of blood sugar levels and insulin injections to ensure their bodies can carry out vital processes and keep them alert and healthy. Now, researchers studying the condition have come …

coronavirus update

Tons of coronavirus victims caught the virus in the hospital

February 10th, 2020

As the coronavirus scare continues to sweep around the globe, you may be wondering how the virus spread so rapidly within China, especially when new cases popping up in other countries appear to be isolated. A new study suggests a possible answer to that question, and it’s incredibly frightening. As CNN reports, health scientists studying …

hiv vaccine

Potential HIV vaccine hits major snag in testing

February 4th, 2020

It was only a couple of months ago that news of potential HIV vaccines generated excitement in the medical community, with several promising developments and new drugs in the works. Unfortunately, the quest to rid the world of HIV just suffered a significant setback, as one HIV vaccine trial being conducted by the National Institutes …

us life expectancy

Life expectancy in the US is finally on the rise again

January 30th, 2020

For several years in a row now, life expectancy in the United States has seen a small but steady decline. This unfortunate trend has been largely blamed on the opioid crisis sweeping the nation, claiming many lives. The overall dip was small but noticeable, and the latest life expectancy report from the CDC suggests that …