Breakthrough for researchers: brain stem cells grown from blood For the first time, researchers have succeeded in growing brain stem cells from human blood cells. According to the scientists, it is now easier to better understand diseases of the nervous system such as Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis. The previously incurable diseases could possibly even be cured in the future.
Wooden nails - a somewhat unusual term that does not suggest pretty toenails. They are actually toenails that are thickened and reminiscent of the look of wood. This uncomfortable nail disease can have different causes. In the following lines you will find out how to recognize this disease and how to get medical treatment, and what you can do yourself.
Why don't elephants get cancer? Researchers have now found that elephants carry a gene that makes them virtually immune to cancer. The rare gene LIF6 is also referred to by the experts as the zombie gene and is dead or inoperable in almost every other mammal on the planet.
Improved blood flow due to the consumption of blueberries? Heart diseases are widespread and lead to many deaths worldwide. Researchers have now found that consuming blueberries every day can lower your risk of heart disease, and the University of East Anglia's latest study found that eating blueberries every day contributed to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Baby care lotion at dm is being recalled The drugstore chain dm has launched a recall campaign for the baby care lotion from its own brand alverde. Inflammation could be promoted by the presence of yeast, the manufacturer warned. Given the sensitive skin of babies, use is strongly discouraged.
Children and adolescent therapists estimate that around ten percent of all children and adolescents in Germany suffer from fingernail chewing syndrome. Parents often prohibit their children from chewing their fingernails under the threat of sanctions, possibly exacerbating the problem. It is better if parents and educators research the causes and show constructive coping strategies to the child.