Stem Cell Breakthrough Is Crucial Step For Potential Type 1 Diabetes Cure | IFLScience

Researchers have been able to mature insulin-producing beta cells in the lab for the first time, a first step towards implanting them in people with type 1
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Woman links Lyme disease diagnosis to pet cat sleeping on bed | Fox News

A 51-year-old woman who was suffering from symptoms that she says made life intolerable for over a decade has linked her Lyme disease diagnosis three years ago to an incident involving her cat back in 2002.
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Paraplegic rats walk after receiving stem cell therapy in a breakthrough scientists say ‘gives hope’ paralysed people could become mobile

Paraplegic rats walk after receiving stem cell therapy | Daily Mail Online

Paraplegic rats have walked after receiving stem cell therapy, new research reveals.
After just three weeks, 42 per cent of the rodents improved their ability to walk and support their weight, a study found.
Some 75 per cent of the animals were able to respond to stimuli on their back legs after being treated, the research adds.
Stem cells differentiate into specialised cells according to where they are in the body, however, for unclear reasons, the therapy was not successful in all of the study’s rats.
Nonetheless, study author Dr Shulamit Levenberg from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, said: ‘Although there is still some way to go before it can be applied in humans, this research gives hope.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5093063/Paraplegic-rats-walk-receiving-stem-cell-therapy.html#ixzz4zOzuyl2v

CBS2 Exclusive: Staten Island Woman Diagnosed With Spinal Meningitis After Being Bitten By Tick

She says six other people in the Hugenot Beach neighborhood have also been diagnosed with tick borne diseases this summer, and something has to be done.

Source: CBS2 Exclusive: Staten Island Woman Diagnosed With Spinal Meningitis After Being Bitten By Tick

Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment

Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment Posted 3 hours ago by Sarah Buhr (@sarahbuhr)

Scientists in collaboration with tech billionaire Sean Parker’s Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy may have found a way to predict whether melanoma patients will respond to treatments that target the PD-1 (programmed cell death protein) pathway in tumors through a simple blood test, according to a paper in the scientific journal Nature…

Sean Parker’s cancer institute may have found a blood test to see if patients will respond to treatment Posted 3 hours ago by Sarah Buhr (@sarahbuhr)