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Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys this spring if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood.
“This is essentially using a mosquito as a drug to cure disease,” said Michael Doyle, executive director of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, which is waiting to hear if the federal Food and Drug Administration will allow the experiment. (more…)
Professor Geoff Raisman and his team recently pioneered a revolutionary cure for paralysis. Their patient was Darek Fidyka, paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack where he was stabbed 18 times. Following treatment, Darek is now able to walk with the assistance of a frame. The pioneering cell transplantation treatment has been developed over the past 18 years by Professor Raisman and his team at UCL, and applied by surgeons at Wroclaw University Hospital, Poland.
Using specialist cells from the nose called OECs (olfactory ensheathing cells), the treatment involves implanting these cells in the spinal cord. The nerve cells that continuously grow back when damaged in order to keep giving our sense of smell were used to grow back the damaged nerve endings in Darek’s spinal chord – a procedure previously thought impossible. (more…)
Human chromosomes (grey) capped by telomeres (white). Credit: PD-NASA; PD-USGOV-NASA
A new procedure can quickly and efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are linked to aging and disease, according to scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Brazilian scientists have discovered a protein in coffee that has effects similar to pain reliever morphine, researchers at the state University of Brasilia (UnB) and state-owned Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation Embrapa said Saturday.
Embrapa said its genetics and biotech division, teaming up with UnB scientists, had discovered “previously unknown protein fragments” with morphine-like effects in that they possess “analgesic and mildly tranquilizing” qualities. (more…)
Jamie Smith takes a stand as Washington bureaucrats attempt to force unwanted drugs on her children. (Photo courtesy KOMO News)
Police State USA
A state bureaucracy is threatening a mother with removal of an infant unless her entire family subjects themselves to flu shots.
This is the dilemma that foster parent Jamie Smith is currently facing. The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is giving the Tacoma family until February to comply with the mandated regimen of influenza vaccines — imposed on every member of the family — or else they will lose their youngest child, a 2-week-old foster infant that was born on Christmas. (more…)
By Mike Adams
The need to amend the Bill of Rights to protect medical freedom in America is now greater than ever. Yesterday, government thugs in Hot Springs, Arkansas raided and searched the home of a couple who were in possession of a simple mineral supplement called Miracle Mineral Solution.
Law enforcement officers of Garland County, Arkansas served a search warrant on the Stanley home — yes, possession of a legal, medicinal mineral supplement is now grounds for being searched by the government — where they took the family’s seven children by force. (more…)