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Fasting Diet Mimics Genetic Disease Protection

Laron Syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes low levels of a growth hormone known as IGF-1. High levels of IGF-1 have been linked to cancer, diabetes and other diseases, while low levels seem to protect against them. There is a growing pool of evidence that various forms of intermittent fasting can also produce lower […]

1938 – telomeres

In 1938 Hermann Muller coined the word, “telomere” (from the greek roots of tel and mere) to describe small end caps on the chromosomes of fruit flies. Two years later, Barbara McClintock, working independently on genetic research with maize, discovered that without the end caps, chromosomes can become stuck together, causing damage. It is now […]

Microcarriers Deliver Anti-Cancer Drug

Tiny anti-cancer drug delivery capsules are guided to a target inside a human body using an MRI system. Localized delivery of an anti-cancer drug by remote-controlled microcarriers – [polymtl.ca] Soon, drug delivery that precisely targets cancerous cells without exposing the healthy surrounding tissue to the medication’s toxic effects will no longer be an oncologist’s dream […]