Hacking hydroponics to grow kidney-friendly vegetables Patients with kidney disease have to avoid potassium, so researchers in Italy grew microgreens in low-potassium fertilizer, potentially sparking an idea for a new food product.

Patients with kidney disease have to avoid potassium, so researchers in Italy grew microgreens in low-potassium fertilizer, potentially sparking an idea for a new food product.

First Clinical Trial of Stem Cell Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Seven patients will be followed for 2 years after being injected with stem cells, with the hopes of replacing the brain cells that have died.

A landmark clinical trial was announced recently by researchers at Kyoto University. For the first time in history, this trial tests the use of stem cells for the treatment of a major degenerative brain disease: Parkinson’s disease. The significance of READ MORE

Brain Cancer Treatment Finishes Phase 3 of Clinical Trials Immunotherapy using the patient's own dendritic cells looks promising as a treatment for this highly fatal form of cancer.

For most types of cancer, survival rates have steadily been improving since the 1970s as medical advancements have been made in both cancer diagnosis as well as in treatment. Some of the largest improvements seen have been in the most READ MORE

Consider Scheduling Your Open Heart Surgery For the Afternoon Afternoon surgeries seem to have fewer adverse outcomes than morning surgeries for aortic valve replacements because of changes in circadian rhythm genes

Researchers found a gene that, when it is suppressed, reduces injury to the heart valve during the sleep/wake transition in mice. Who knew that the circadian rhythm genes could have such a profound impact on our physiology?