Bioengineers fashion self-regenerating artificial muscle

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The future of the human body is partially bound up with the development of biomedical engineering research, which may enable somatic augmentations that can enhance our physical potential.

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World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease – Οι πραγματικές αιτίες των καρδιακών παθήσεων

Βy Dr. Dwight Lundell

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We physicians with  all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that  tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I  freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years  experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to  right the wrong with medical and scientific fact. Continue reading

“Bad Pharma” – “Tα φάρμακα είναι απάτη”

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Luisa Dillner (The Guardian) praises a calmly outraged investigation into the drugs industry.

If you were shocked by the MPs expenses scandal, try this one: in America, a popular media doctor, Drew Pinsky, goes on air to praise the antidepressant Wellbutrin. What’s so great about it? Whereas other antidepressants lower libido, this drug “may enhance” sexual arousal. What his loyal listeners don’t know is that Pinsky has been paid $275,000 by GlaxoSmithKline “for services to Wellbutrin”. Continue reading

New blood test could predict if you’ll die in next five years – Αιματολογική εξετάση προβλέπει τον κίνδυνο θανάτου υγιών ατόμων

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A novel blood test may predict if you are at the risk of dying in next five years, claims research. With Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, over 200 biomarkers predicting short-term mortality have now been discovered. Continue reading

Why do placebos often seem to work for people? – Φαινόμενο Placebo: Είναι η πίστη το πιο ισχυρό φάρμακο;

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The medicine in our minds

They are the miracle pills that shouldn’t really do anything. Placebos come in all shapes and sizes, but they contain no active ingredient. And yet, mysteriously, they often seem to work. Continue reading

Drug Companies Join NIH in Study of Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus – Συνεργασία φαρμακευτικών εταιρειών και αμερικανικής κυβέρνησης για νέες θεραπείες

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(NIH Director Francis Collins drew drug companies into an unusual pact)                 

Ten big drug companies that have spent billions racing one another to find breakthroughs on diseases like Alzheimer’s have formed an unusual pact to cooperate on a government-backed effort to accelerate the discovery of new medicines. Continue reading