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Orthokine Therapy & Kobe Bryant’s Knee

Christmas this year was a calling to thousands of NBA fans that, yes, there is going to be a season.  During the Lakers vs. Bulls games the commentator began discussing Kobe’s knee treatment.  The procedure involved centrifuging the patients blood and using the serum as an anti-inflammatory drug.  Tracy McGrady reportedly recommended the therapy to [...]

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HIV Vaccines Possible Now?

AIDS vaccines might be possible as British scientists in a recent study were able to recreate a camouflage mechanism that HIV uses in order to conceal itself from the body’s immune system.  The researchers should be able to use the virus’s strength and turn it into its weakness which might allow them to formulate the [...]

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Tamoxifen: Causing Breast Cancer?

A new study shows that the “wonder drug” for treating breast cancer, tamoxifen, might cause a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer.  However, this does not mean that breast cancer patients should stop using tamoxifen as soon as they read the published research. Christopher Li, PhD and an associate member of the Fred Hutchison [...]

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Resveratrol: Anti-Aging Miracle?

From supermodels to surgeons, everyone has been searching for the fountain of youth… or at least some type of anti-aging treatment. The answer to this question could lie in a compound called resveratrol. For years, researchers have been trying to understand how rats that eat a low calorie diet lived longer and showed a decrease [...]

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B-12 Shots: A Miracle?

B-12 supplements and injections have stormed the public the same way energy drinks did a few years ago.  What is all the hype really about?  According to researchers, the B vitamin group helps promote higher metabolism which can lead to a variety of health benefits for users, primarily for those constantly suffering from fatigue and [...]

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Gecko inspired Surgical Tape

A team led by MIT Professor Robert Langer and Jeff Karp, created an adhesive tape that could become an important tool for surgeons in the near future.  The tape could serve as a replacement for staples or sutures in surgical processes as it is both biodegradable and can stick in wet environments without to much [...]

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