Chameleon and Collagen

October 5th, 2010

The speed of the chameleon tongue (0.07 seconds), lies in its collagen content. Can this be adapted to human applications?

Chinese Hospitals are Dangerous Places to Work.

August 25th, 2010

Police are needed to keep hostile patients from attacking their doctors. Attacks by patients injured more than 5,500 medical workers in China in 2006. Half of China’s doctors have no better than a high school degree, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Will health insurance premiums decrease?

August 2nd, 2010

The difficult economy means fewer people are going to the doctor. The recent drop in usage could encourage insurers to reduce prices.

New Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 10th, 2010

Tocilizumab is the first drug that blocks the protein, interleukin-6, which is overproduced in the joints of rheumatoid arthritis patients.
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Sleep More and Joints Feel Better

July 10th, 2010

Improved sleep may improve arthritis pain, according to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, August, 2009.

New Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 10th, 2010

Tocilizumab is the first drug that blocks the protein, interleukin-6, which is overproduced in the joints of rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Reduce Inflammation by adding Lemon Juice to Green Tea

July 10th, 2010

Adding a squeeze of lemon juice to green tea increases by five times the absorption of the antioxidant, catechins, than green tea alone. Purdue University.

Longevity Linked to Genes

July 2nd, 2010

Scientists in New England today identified genetics that predict extreme longevity. Only limited genes are needed to attain great age.

Genetic Finding May Produce a Test for Longevity

July 1st, 2010

Scientists in New England today identified genetics that predict extreme longevity. Only limited genes are needed to attain great age. Identifying these genes would provide protection against all diseases of old age, a more powerful strategy than tackling each disease one by one.

Genetic Finding May Produce a Test for a Longevity

July 1st, 2010

Scientists from Boston University identified genetics that predict extreme longevity. Only limited genes are needed to attain great age. 150 genetic variants were associated with extreme longevity. The team analyzed the genomes of over 1000 centenarians. More than 75% had many of the 150 genetic variants identified. These genes could protect against the diseases of old age, a more powerful strategy than tackling each disease one by one.