Wednesday, March 29, 2006 News - Sci-Tech - Scientists discover stem cells can repair spine tissue News - Sci-Tech - Scientists discover stem cells can repair spine tissueThe latest research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, could offer new hope to paralysed patients.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Can Food Change Your Genes?

PARADE Magazine | Live Longer, Better Wiser: Can Food Change Your Genes?

I'll say, I'll say - evidence (and a new area of scientific research) shows it can.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Argentina Becomes 20th Country to Issue a Patent for Technology Related to Mannatech's Glyconutritional Ambrotose Complex: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Argentina Becomes 20th Country to Issue a Patent for Technology Related to Mannatech's Glyconutritional Ambrotose Complex: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Founded in 1993, Mannatech is a leading wellness company and a pioneer in the field of glyconutritional research and development. The company announced a ground-breaking discovery in 1996 after formulating a nutritional supplement comprised of a unique blend of plant-based sugars, which are also referred to as glyconutrients ('glyco' is the Greek word for 'sweet.')

Medical research has found that eight glyconutrient sugars are needed at the cellular level for proper immune function. Six of these glyconutrients, however, are deficient in our modern diet, so Mannatech scours the world to find new and better sources of the missing nutrients. The effort has culminated in the Ambrotose complex.

Today Mannatech has more than two dozen glyconutritional products for adults and children that address issues such as health and nutrition, sports performance, weight management and skin care.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Stress 'may speed up cell ageing'

BBC NEWS | Health | Stress 'may speed up cell ageing'

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Autism Declines As Vaccines Remove Mercury

Autism Declines As Vaccines Remove Mercury

The title says it all! A study published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons shows autism rates among children have decreased, rather than increased. The peak hit in 2003 and has actually decreased in 2006 from that peak. This corresponded to the decision of California and a few other states to remove thimerosal from childhood vaccines. (the study used California's database). Read the actual article in the Journal
March 10 Journal of American Physcians and Surgeons

Monday, March 06, 2006

CBC Marketplace: Chasing the Cancer Answer

CBC Marketplace: Chasing the Cancer Answer

Here's part of an interview between Dr. Holland and Wendy Mesley from that show: (you don't have to be to adept at reading between the lines, here, folks...

Dr. James Holland is an oncologist, chemotherapy researcher and one of the founders of the conference (on cancer therapies). When he spoke with Marketplace host Wendy Mesley, he was straightforward about why prevention isn't a bigger priority:

MESLEY: This whole [conference] is about treating cancer, which is great, but why isn't there more on prevention?

HOLLAND: Well, this is a conference on therapies... But prevention is the ultimate goal and I think that you're right. Why is there so little done comparatively in cancer prevention? Because there are no companies that are devoted to cancer prevention as there are to cancer treatment.

MESLEY: Why not?

HOLLAND: Because there's no incentive economically for them.

MESLEY: So drug companies won't invest in prevention until there's a product to sell?

HOLLAND: In order to stay viable, any company has to make at least a break-even. They can't potentially invest all the time in charitable undertakings. That's philanthropy.

Steroid Rage May Last For Years

I was unable to find the web source this article, I guess it is too new. But it has come through on some news health ezines, and that's where I got it. I don't want to lose the reference, so I have copied the article in it's entirty.

In spite of the headline, I know some will continue to use steroids because the pull of the win, and the competition is a powerful draw. People will continue to do things that they know are unsafe for them if it changes their appearance, or gives them a competitive edge, perhaps arguing that everyone else is doing it, so they have to.

Steroid rage may last for years
Source: UPI

BOSTON (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say anabolic steroids may flip the adolescent brain's switch for aggression and keep it there for years.

An animal study by Northeastern University researchers, published in February's Behavioral Neuroscience, suggests that anabolic steroids not only make teens more aggressive, but may keep them that way into young adulthood.

Neuroscientists say the aggressiveness may last long enough to create serious behavioral problems for adults.

Richard Melloni Jr., and his colleagues at Northeastern University in Boston speculate that drug use during a critical window in brain development can change their wiring for good.

"Because the developing brain is more adaptable and pliable, steroids could change the trajectory if administered during development," he said in a release.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that nearly half a million eighth- and 10th-grade students abuse anabolic steroids each year.
Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Holographic Time.

I thought this was a beautiful little movie, so I had to share it here. It has some important postive comments. To focus on the positives instead of the differences between us and our beliefs will bring us closer together. Taking that one step further, I believe that will teach us that our differences are mute.

Click on the link below to see the movie that I am referring to:

Holographic Time.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Hormones: Sources, Targets and Functions

Hormones aren't just for gender related functions and expression. Check out this list. I don't know if it is complete or not, I had heard that there are 87 hormones in our bodies, but a quick search for functions of hormoned did not reveal those details.

Hormones: Sources, Targets and Functions