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Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease is now possible

The 'Holy Grail' of early detection of Alzheimer's disease has been discovered: a blood test can help treat the disease just before the onset of the symptoms Australian and Japanese scientists have developed a test that can detect the amyloid beta, the protein that deteriorates in the human brain, with 90% accuracy. The test may slow down or even eliminate the disease, writes The Independent. Today, Alzheimer's screening tests are costly and...

Anti-cancer vaccine eliminates tumors without any side effects

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine injected two agents that stimulate immunity directly to mice’ tumors. The results were outstanding: the solution eliminates any trace of cancer, including metastasis. The new approach that uses the body's immune system is different, as in the fact that the cells are now injected and they attack the tumors, unlike some previous experiments, where the modified immune cells were injected into...

Hangover Remedies – How to Get Rid Of Hangover Quickly

"I will never drink again"! We have this moment at least once in our lifetime, when we wake up with a tingling headache and a stomach spinning like a washing machine and there is nothing that we can do. Well, actually, there are few things that will ease the symptoms and make you cope with the whole situation. The first tip we have for you is not nice: If you feel like you should vomit, do it! This is the way the body removes toxins. If you can...

What is the role of the appendix in the human body?

Scientists have found out what is the role of the appendix in the human body For many years, the appendix has been considered to be an unnecessary organ that no longer fulfills any function for the human body. It was believed to be a "remnant" of the distant past. According to scientists, that theory is wrong. The appendix is a crucial organ in the human body. Many people have to undergo surgery that removes the appendix, mainly because it gets...

The oldest man in the world has 145 years old

Mbah Gotho is from Sragen, Indonesia and, according to the papers, he is the oldest man in the world. According to his identity card, the oldest man on Earth was born in 1870 in the town of Sragen and he has 145 years old. Mbah Gotho claims that he was tired of living and he was prepared for burial ever since 1992, his gravestone is ready and his mind set is in the right place. That's understandable for someone that saw all of his family die (10...

Inherited Traits: Children who look just like their famous parents

According to genomal inheritance, a child inherits 50% of the chromosomes from each of both parents. All mitochondrial genes are inherited only from the mother, so the child gets close to half of the genes from the father and a little bit more than half of the genes from the mother. We can conclude that, up to a certain point, it is quite natural for children to resemble their parents and receive their inherited traits. Even in Hollywood....

What happens to your body when you teleport?

Teleportation may seem like something awesome that could save us from a lot of trouble, especially when we want to travel huge distances in the shortest amount of time possible. But one can't help but ask: What happens to your body when you teleport? We have how teleportation could work for us in popular culture, escpeically in Star Trek tv shows and movies. But what really happens behind all those fancy lights and buttons? In a possible future,...

Breakthrough: scientists can target cancer cells with 50 times less chemo

The Paclitaxel chemotherapy drug is used to treat breast cancer, lung and pancreatic cancer by slowing the growth and the division of cancerous cells. But once administered, the drug is attacked by the body's immune system, so it is be necessary to constantly increase the dose, thus creating various complications such as joint pain, diarrhea and a reduced capacity of the organism to defend itself against other infections. Researchers at the...

First head transplant in history has a Russian volunteer

Valery Spiridonov, a 30 years old man from Russia with a rare genetic Werdnig-Hoffman disease, announced that he will become the first patient to undergo a complicated head transplant. The bold man agreed to let doctors remove his head and attach it to the body of another people. At the end of February 2015, the Italian doctor Sergio Canavero announced that in about two years he will perform a head-body transplant, a complicated surgery that...

Top 10 Strongest Alcoholic Beverages In The World

The alcoholic content of a beverage is measured in percents. Under international law, any alcoholic beverage must have the alcoholic strength percentage placed on the label. Some producers have taken this to the next level. Proud of their product, they have chosen to brag on the alcohol content level of their beverage, since there are plenty of folks out there in this world who may be attracted by such thrills. The alcoholic content that can be...

The connection between the blood type and the vulnerability to Alzheimer

Alzheimer's disease is characterized by global cognitive impairment, which implies a decline from the previous level of functioning and multiple symptoms. This disease is associated with a wide range of physical, psychological and behavioral disorders. The typically affected functions in Alzheimer are memory, the learning ability, attention, orientation, calculation, language, thinking and judgment. These cognitive function disorders are usually...

Recent study concludes that HIV is getting weaker

Good news everyone! According to recent research published this Monday, the virus that triggers AIDS disease appears to have gotten weaker over the years due to its rapid development and antiretroviral drugs that are available. The study was led by Rebecca Payne, a professor at Oxford University, UK. The scientists monitored two groups of 2,000 women from regions affected by AIDS, South Africa and Botswana. In Botswana, the epidemic started...