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Do Infants Feel Pain?

Until the 1980s scientists believed that infants did not feel any pain because they did not fully develop pain receptors. They assumed that the reactions babies had to pokes and pricks were just muscular responses. But do infants actually feel pain? Infants were long thought to not feel pain. They were routinely subjected to major …

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Kendra Jackson

How Did Doctors Find Out Kendra Jackson’s Brain Was Leaking?

Kendra Jackson, at the time, was a 46-year-old divorced mother who worked at a bank. She was well-liked in her neighborhood and was known for her outgoing and kind personality. She always had a runny nose and a severe headache after getting into an accident. But what doctors later discovered was that her brain was …

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A lab study found honeybee venom (which has the compound “melittin”) destroyed 2 types of hard to treat breast cancer cells. Melittin on its own reduced cancer cell growth & can be produced synthetically. One venom concentration killed cancer cells within 1 hour with minimal harm to other cells.

Honeybee venom ‘kills some breast cancer cells’ Getty Images Australian scientists say the venom from honeybees has been found to destroy aggressive breast cancer cells in a lab setting. The venom – and a compound in it called melittin – were used against two cancer types which are hard to treat: triple-negative and HER2-enriched. The …

A lab study found honeybee venom (which has the compound “melittin”) destroyed 2 types of hard to treat breast cancer cells. Melittin on its own reduced cancer cell growth & can be produced synthetically. One venom concentration killed cancer cells within 1 hour with minimal harm to other cells. Read More »

Researchers found that a blood test called PanSeer detected cancer in 95% of patients up to 4 years before they got a conventional cancer diagnosis. The test determines if the DNA in blood plasma was shed by tumours based on precence of particular methyl groups.

Researchers say blood test can detect cancer years before symptoms A blood test can pick up cancers up to four years before symptoms appear, researchers say, in the latest study to raise hopes of early detection. A team led by researchers in China say the non-invasive blood test – called PanSeer – detects cancer in …

Researchers found that a blood test called PanSeer detected cancer in 95% of patients up to 4 years before they got a conventional cancer diagnosis. The test determines if the DNA in blood plasma was shed by tumours based on precence of particular methyl groups. Read More »

Honeybee venom rapidly kills aggressive breast cancer cells and when the venom’s main component is combined with existing chemotherapy drugs, it is extremely efficient at reducing tumour growth in mice

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research study finds honeybee venom rapidly kills aggressive breast cancer cells Venom from honeybees has been found to rapidly kill aggressive and hard-to-treat breast cancer cells, according to potentially groundbreaking new Australian research. The study also found when the venom’s main component was combined with existing chemotherapy drugs, it was …

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In 1984 an 8 year old girl with sickle cell disease developed acute myeloid leukemia. To treat the cancer, the doctors gave her chemo and a stem cell transplant from her sibling. Not only did this cure her cancer, but it cured her SCD too. She remains disease free nearly three decades later.

Alternative Donor/Unrelated Donor Transplants for the β-Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease Go to: Abstract Considerable progress with respect to donor source has been achieved in allogeneic stem cell transplant for patients with hemoglobin disorders, with matched sibling donors in the 1980s, matched unrelated donors and cord blood sources in the 1990s, and haploidentical donors in …

In 1984 an 8 year old girl with sickle cell disease developed acute myeloid leukemia. To treat the cancer, the doctors gave her chemo and a stem cell transplant from her sibling. Not only did this cure her cancer, but it cured her SCD too. She remains disease free nearly three decades later. Read More »

The little boy known as Batkid who “saved” San Francisco while battling leukemia in 2013 is now cancer free.

Batkid declared cancer-free 5 years after “saving” San Francisco “Batkid” in California declared cancer-free CBSN Live “Batkid” in California declared cancer-free Nov 14, 2018 00:20 buttons/button-playertray-rightbuttons/button-playertray-right Miles Scott was fighting leukemia when he suited up as five-year-old Batkid to battle Penguin and the Riddler in front of a crowd of thousands in San Francisco. He …

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Scientists found cancer in a 1.7 million year old foot bone and a 2 million year old spine from two ancient hominin specimens in South Africa. Before these finds, the oldest dated cancer in a human was only 120,000 years old.

Scientists have found evidence of cancer in a foot bone and spine from two ancient hominin specimens in South Africa. A team of scientists from the the University of the Witwatersrand’s Evolutionary Studies Institute and the South African Centre for Excellence in PalaeoSciences made and recorded the discoveries, and they say the bones provide a …

Scientists found cancer in a 1.7 million year old foot bone and a 2 million year old spine from two ancient hominin specimens in South Africa. Before these finds, the oldest dated cancer in a human was only 120,000 years old. Read More »