Category Archives: Medical breakthroughs

A vaccine that can kill cancer


Can you imagine how long the average life expectancy would be if cancer were ever eradicated the way polio and smallpox have been? It’s amazing to think about what doctors might be able to achieve in our lifetime. Scientists have … Continue reading

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A man with cardiac problems on an artificial mechanical heart


The recent medical breakthrough reported in the media is the fact that a 40-year-old man, Matthew Green, has been given a mechanical heart which will enable him to leave hospital as he waits for a transplant. A total artificial replacement for the … Continue reading

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The Evolving Genetics of HIV: Can genes stop HIV?


The Evolving Genetics of HIV: Can genes stop HIV? via Understanding Genetics: Human Health and the Genome.

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Breakthroughs in Genetic Life Extension – David Ewing Duncan


Could future advances in nanomedicine bring a breakthrough in genetic life extension? In 2008, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline announced that it would acquire all outstanding shares of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals for $720 million in order to cash in on the life-extending promise … Continue reading

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