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These tiny robots could be disease-fighting machines inside the body
I remember saying to Steve 10 years ago (while he was going through medical school) that some day we'll look back on these days as barbaric because we just give people medicine and it goes to the whole body rather than only to the site of the problem. This is what causes side-effects. He laughed and said that I didn't understand how medicine works. I held my tongue.

From the article:
"The nanorobots were made from sheets of DNA rolled into tubes containing a blood-clotting drug. On the outside, the researchers placed a small DNA molecule that binds with a protein found only in tumors. When the bots reached tumors, this molecule attached to the protein, triggering the DNA tube to unroll and release the drug.

Most cancer drugs typically have nasty side effects because they can’t distinguish between cancer cells and healthy ones. The researchers showed that the nanorobots only targeted the tumors and didn’t cause clotting elsewhere in the body. They say this offers a promising future of cancer treatments free of side effects."
ideas-stolen  medicine  medicine-pharmaceuticals-drugs-prescriptions  future  future-faith-in-humanity 
october 2018 by daguti
A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells around the body. : science
Not exactly "medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom ", as there is nothing folk wisdom said about these channels, but it is interesting that this was never known about the body. The closest possible thing I could think would equate would be chi force from Chinese medicine or chakras from Hindu spiritualism, but I don't think it's the same thing.
health  medicine  medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom 
march 2018 by daguti
Platypus milk might save your life some day
Because Yahoo sucks and their content always disappears, here's the text of the article:

Also, archived here: http://archive.is/YJwMj

"Modern medicine has done a great job at creating antibiotics to fight infection — in fact, it might be doing too good of a job. As antibiotic use has spiked over the past century or so, the potential for antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” has grown ever more frightening. Now, new research is helping scientists rethink their approach to antibiotics, and their inspiration comes from a rather unlikely source: platypus milk.

Platypuses are weird animals. With their duck-like bill and rodent-like bodies, the creatures have always been fascinating, and researchers now know that their milk is just as bizarre as the animals themselves. In a new paper published in Structural Biology Communications, Australian scientists reveal the strange properties that give platypus milk incredible antibiotic power, and the breakthrough could yield a new tool for fighting dangerous bacteria.

“The platypus belongs to the monotreme family, a small group of mammals that lay eggs and produce milk to feed their young,” Dr Janet Newman, lead author of the study, explains. “By taking a closer look at their milk, we’ve characterized a new protein that has unique antibacterial properties with the potential to save lives.”

Those unique properties are related to the shape of the protein structure in the milk. By recreating the protein in a laboratory the researchers were able to study it in greater detail, and that’s when they realized just how remarkable it was. The animals have developed an odd, curly fold in their milk protein which led the team to dub it the “Shirley Temple” in honor of the child star’s iconic hair.

The protein’s novel structure is thought to be responsible for its remarkable resistance to bacteria, and the researchers now hope to extend their work by applying this newfound knowledge to antibiotic creation. The next phase of the work will reveal whether the discovery could be meaningful in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

“Although we’ve identified this highly unusual protein as only existing in monotremes, this discovery increases our knowledge of protein structures in general, and will go on to inform other drug discovery work done at the Centre,” Dr Newman says."

medicine medicine-pharmaceuticals-drugs-prescriptions nature animals
medicine  medicine-pharmaceuticals-drugs-prescriptions  nature  animals 
march 2018 by daguti
Free Viewing of Bought Movie
Not sure where I stand on this documentary. Stephanie from the Dokumenta group recommended it as an excellent documentary, but in the trailer I see questions raised about vaccines, which I think is ludicrous. However, I do believe other drugs are way too loosely bandied about.
movies-to-watch-documentaries  medicine  medicine-vaccines  medicine-pharmaceuticals-drugs-prescriptions 
february 2015 by daguti
Kitchen Medicine Cooking Medicine: Source Natural's Brand "Wellness Formula" The Right and Wrong Way to Use
Proper dose / dosage for Source Naturals Wellness Forumla ... One of my favorite over-the-counter herbal medicines is Source Natural's Brand Wellness Formula. It is an excellent medicine when used correctly. It contains a fine mixture of Bitter Cold anti-viral and anti-bacterial herbs, along with some important strengthening or tonic herbs, as well as some valuable vitamins, minerals, and other neutraceuticals, like propolis. This makes it very appropriate and useful to take at the very first sign of a cold or flu, especially if there are symptoms of fatigue and feeling run down. This is because most often, we are susceptible to colds and flus exactly when our immune systems are weakened by fatigue from overwork and stress. At that point, hitting the virus hard, by taking large doses of this product for a couple of days (2 tabs 3x in a day for people with robust digestion), and then stopping or continuing at a lower dose (1tab-2x/day) for a few days if you feel totally normal and n
medicine  alternatives  health 
january 2015 by daguti
Light-of-Aiur explains the stupidity of anti-vaccination crowd ... on I would rage if this was handed to me...
Vaccine myths: Debunking the conspiracies and talking points of the anti-vaccine crowd. ....... vaccines - vaccination
medicine  health  myth-busting  conspiracy  medicine-vaccines 
april 2014 by daguti
Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull (Wired UK)
The operation was performed by a team of neurosurgeons at the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the university claims this is this first instance of a successful 3D printed cranium that has not been rejected by the patient.
world-records  printing-3d  medicine  future-faith-in-humanity  paradigm-shifts  paradigm-shifts-new-or-emerging-things 
march 2014 by daguti
Semmelweis' Germ Theory - The Introduction of Hand Washing
"Although hugely successful; Semmelweis' discovery directly confronted with the beliefs of science and medicine in his time. His colleagues and other medical professionals refused to accept his findings mainly because they did not find it convincing that they could be responsible for spreading infections. The reaction reflected on his job as well when he was declined a reappointment in 1849."
paradigm-shifts  medicine  hygiene 
march 2014 by daguti
Being a doctor was once a job with great purpose. Now it's just a business | Nirmal Joshi | Comment is free | theguardian.com
As I've said before, some professions should be restricted from engaging in "business practices" - lawyers, doctors, therapists, etc.
health-care  medicine  corruption-corporate 
february 2014 by daguti
Evolvify - Article in British medical journal says what everyone...
Although it's evil, this is an interesting study of how the pharmaceutical industry has marketed its wares through content, information... studies, etc. .............. Also see "How a bone disease grew to fit the prescription" and "The selling of attention deficit disorder" (or just check corruption+medicine)
conspiracy  medicine  evolvify-topics  health  warnings  long-term-thinking  marketing-tactics--educating-or-content-marketing  business-ideas-niche-abusing-the-law  corruption 
january 2014 by daguti
The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder - NYTimes.com
business-ideas-niche-abusing-the-law = Not really abusing the law in the strict sense of this tag, but it'll help me find these kind of stories, together with the medicine and corruption tags.
business-ideas-niche-abusing-the-law  medicine  corruption  corruption-corporate 
december 2013 by daguti
Meet Craig, the First Man in the World to Live Without a Heart - JacksGap
Video: "Heart Stop Beating" - Jeremiah Zagar ....... "When Craig Lewis aged 55 had been diagnosed with a heart disease so intricate not even a pacemaker could save him, Texan doctors had to think outside of the box. Outstandingly, they developed a revolutionary concept where by they install a device that keeps his blood in continuous flow…without a pulse. Within a day of surgery Craig was up and speaking to doctors and now lives fully functioning without a heart. Who said science was boring?"
world-records  disease-heart-disease  medicine  future  amazing  video 
november 2013 by daguti
Scientists show how antibiotics enable pathogenic gut infections
The environment in the stomach after an antibiotic has been administered, is more hospitable to pathogenic infections.
evolvify-topics  medicine  warnings  health-gut-bacteria  food-fermented 
september 2013 by daguti
Silver found to increase effectiveness of antibiotics - latimes.com
Silver has always been known to have anti-bacterial properties, but now adding trace amounts of silver to antibiotics seems to make the medications 1,000 more effective. ....................... "In one experiment, researchers induced peritonitis in mice by injecting them with E. coli cells. Of the mice treated with silver and vancomycin, 90% survived. Mice treated with just silver or just vancomycin fared much worse. Half of the mice that got silver died, along with 90% of the mice treated with antibiotics."
hygiene  future-faith-in-humanity  medicine 
june 2013 by daguti
Advances are Easy from Horrible Statistics : funny
"In 1847, a doctor performed an amputation in 25 seconds, operating so quickly that he accidentally amputated his assistant's fingers as well. Bot later died of sepsis, and a spectator reportedly died of shock, resulting in the only known procedure with a 300% mortality rate."
history  world-records  medicine-doctors-or-hospitals  medicine 
june 2013 by daguti
Cool Tools – The Well-Stocked Home Pharmacy
All reviews of Cool Tools on this site are written by readers who have actually used the tool and others like it.
cool-tools  home-bathroom  medicine  health  home-stuff 
may 2013 by daguti
More Drugs Cited As A Risky Mix With Grapefruit : Shots - Health News : NPR
Short story: Don't take grapefruit juice with/near the time y ou take medications.
health  warnings  medicine 
november 2012 by daguti
Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas
future, medicine =
#7 - Incredible. I really have thought about how in the future we are going to look at orally administered general medication as barbaric. The future will be (possibly orally administered) nano-bots that go directly to the site of the problem and administer medication or micro surgery directly.
future  medicine  business-ideas 
november 2012 by daguti
What We Wanted To Tell You About Mumps But Couldn't : Shots - Health News : NPR
bureacracy-status-quo =
"Ivan Oransky, the executive editor of Reuters Health who also is co-founder of the blog Embargo Watch, said embargoes should be about improving the quality of scientific communication. But, he said, they are often more about preserving journals' status as gatekeepers."
bureaucracy-status-quo-fights-back  medicine  disease-prevention 
november 2012 by daguti
Cellphone Medical Test Wins NPR's 'Big Idea' Contest : NPR
entrepreneurs-young = Not an entrepreneur, per se, but certainly has similar characteristics.

filmmaking-technique = Simple, but effective voice over (very simple) moving words/graphics.
explanation-simplification  filmmaking-technique  inventions  health  world-third  medicine  entrepreneurs-young 
september 2012 by daguti
A Computer Beats A Pen For Getting Prescriptions Right : Shots - Health Blog : NPR
"One way to reduce mistakes is to have doctors enter the prescriptions on a computer instead of with pen and paper. After the switch, hospitals can see error rates drop by a whopping 60 percent."
mistakes  technology  medicine 
february 2012 by daguti
U.S. infected Guatemalans for STD tests
conspiracy / facts = sounds like a conspiracy, but it's proven
conspiracy  facts  government  corruption  health  research-studies  medicine 
october 2010 by daguti
Adenosine Is Key to Accupuncture's Effectiveness - WSJ.com
As with any animal study, it's far from certain that these findings can be replicated in humans.
health  health-supplements  medicine  alternatives 
june 2010 by daguti
8 Amazing Dental facts your Dentist didn’t tell you - Sane Dentist Blog
People who tend to drink 3 or more glasses of soda/pop daily have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others.
statistics  teeth  health  medicine 
march 2010 by daguti
Doctor Learns A Lesson In Care From 6-Year-Old : NPR
"He had a little wristband that had his name, and it said 'no address,' " Greer remembers. "I knew that this man had, at the very least, parents — maybe siblings, a spouse. And we went out to try and find his family.

"And what I saw was a little window into this world of poverty that existed in my backyard, that I didn't even know was there. And then we went out under the bridges, started seeing patients on Tuesday nights."

"When you first came home to tell me about the homeless," Janus said, "I was shocked. Because we live in a suburb, and unless you came downtown, you didn't see it. It wasn't a reality."
medicine  inspiration  life-affirming 
february 2010 by daguti
How A Bone Disease Grew To Fit The Prescription : NPR
warnings = be careful of doctors who are just trying to fill their quota scams + corruption = questionable ........................................... marketing + marketing-educating +marketing-by-content + sales = from a different angle, this is how to get into an industry and change it ........................................... Also see link: "Evolvify - Article in British medical journal says"
health  health-aging  disease  warnings  crime-scams-or-ripoffs  marketing  large-systems  sales  corruption  medicine  elderly  marketing-tactics--educating-or-content-marketing 
december 2009 by daguti
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