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Incredible Discoveries of Medical Science

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If you hadn’t noticed, some truly significant discoveries in medical science. Recent history has felt like a whirlwind, with the global economic crash, a seemingly endless cycle of revolutions and wars, viral epidemics, natural disasters and massive leaps forward for technology. We’re constantly finding out more about our bodies and how they work—which means treatments are getting more specific, targeted, and effective.

Some of these advances are purely cosmetic—we’ve gotten really good at changing what we look like—but some of them are more fundamental. We’re much further along with treatments for some types of cancer, genetic conditions, and other serious illnesses than we were even a decade ago. It’s an incredible time for science, and important new breakthroughs are being made every year. Here a just a few of modern medicine’s most incredible discoveries.

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The World Health Organization is recommending that all gay men should be taking a preventative HIV pill. Are these pills effective, and should we be limiting this to just gay men? Tara discusses HIV, and how all sexually active people might want to consider taking this pill. Follow DNews on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dnews Follow Tara on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/taralongest Read More: Selection bias at the heterosexual HIV-1 transmission bottleneck http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6193/1254031 "Heterosexual HIV-1 transmission is an inefficient process with rates reported at 1% per unprotected sexual exposure." WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/key-populations-to-hiv/en/ "Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups - men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people - threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO." New Guidelines For Gay Men: A Daily Anti-HIV Pill http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/11/330747023/new-guidelines-for-gay-men-a-daily-anti-hiv-pill "The World Health Organization has thrown its weight behind a controversial strategy for curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS: Today the organization strongly recommended that men who have sex with men consider taking a daily pill that prevents infection with the virus." Watch More: Can STDs Cause Prostate Cancer? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWv3Bg9LvTY TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-536-honey-is-magic?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNWC Pillow Talk & Alcohol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7YMfM-nVXU ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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If you like this animation, LIKE us on Facebook: http://www.nucleusinc.com/facebook http://www.nucleusinc.com/medical-animations This 3D medical animation about targeted cancer cell therapy depicts normal cell division, apoptosis, tumor cell formation, tumor development, and angiogenesis of a tumor. It describes the cause of tumor cell formation at the genetic level with DNA, and metastasis through blood and lymph vessels. This animation covers the various effects of chemotherapy: cancer cell death, tumor death, destruction of normal cells and tissue. Also described are targeted cancer cell treatments, such as, small molecule drugs and monoclonal antibodies. This animation describes the effects of these therapy treatments: block cancer cell signals, toxic substance delivery to cancer cells, immune cell response, blocking growth of new blood vessels that supply tumors.
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One secret to human longevity is to promote heart health, and omega 3 fatty acids are a great way to take care of the heart. Discover the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids on longevity with expert tips from a science and health researcher in this free video about improving human longevity. Expert: Rebecca Sato Contact: www.zenlife.net Bio: Rebecca Sato has been a science and health researcher for the past few years. Her goal is to teach people to live a long and healthy life. Filmmaker: joseph wilkins
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Over the past decade, researches have been testing gene therapy on blind dogs in attempt to restore vision. Earlier this week, six patients in Oxford had this same treatment done, and they're reportedly cured! Join Trace as he shines some light on the steps scientists have taken to get to this point, and questions if gene therapy can ultimately be the cure for blindness! Read More: Gene Therapy 'Could Be Used to Treat Blindness' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25718064 "The operation involved inserting a gene into the eye, a treatment that revived light-detecting cells." Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/532vitaminA.html "Beta-carotene is the molecule that gives carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, and other yellow or orange vegetables their orange color." Gene Therapy Used in a Bid to Save a Man's Sight http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15446912 "Researchers in Oxford have treated a man with an advanced gene therapy technique to prevent him from losing his sight." Gene Therapy Restores Vision in a Canine Model of Childhood Blindness http://www.keithwatamura.com/_PDFs/2001_RPE65_NG.pdf "The relationship between the neurosensory photoreceptors and the adjacent retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) controls not only normal retinal function, but also the pathogenesis of hereditary retinal degenerations." Sight Seen: Gene Therapy Restores Vision in Both Eyes http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=gene-therapy-blindness "Two doses of gene therapy restore vision to three women who were born nearly blind." Gene Therapy Arrives at the Macula http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60033-7/fulltext Until recently, retinal degeneration secondary to genetic mutations has been thought to be incurable." Watch More: What Is Gene Therapy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLI1Gfb0ynw TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-462-cool-sound-waves?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT Bionic Eye Cures Blindness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh3MaoPVdNM ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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NASA software has been incorporated into a new medical imaging device that could one day aid in the interpretation of mammograms, ultrasounds, and other medical imagery. The new MED-SEG system, developed by Bartron Medical Imaging LLC, a small Connecticut-based company with satellite offices in Maryland, relies on an innovative software program developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This software was originally designed to analyze imagery of Earth, but soon will be doing much more. Release Date: 13 October 2010 Video Editors: Genna Duberstein (UMBC) Rich Melnick (HTSI) Narrator: Laura Motel (UMBC) Producer: Laura Motel (UMBC) Videographer: Rob Andreoli (AIMM) Writer: Laura Motel (UMBC) Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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If you like this animation, LIKE us on Facebook: http://www.nucleusinc.com/facebook http://www.nucleusinc.com/medical-animation This 3D medical animation explains how to prevent cervical cancer. The disease begins with the human papillomavirus which can be prevented using the vaccine Gardasil (Silgard).
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Learn about hormonal replacement therapy for menopause in this free medical video. Expert: Susan Jewell, MD Bio: Dr. Filmmaker: Nili Nathan
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The revolution sparked by the Human Genome Project will soon produce more genetic information than our computers can currently handle.
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Google Tech Talk September 16, 2010 Breakthroughs in Imaging Neurovascular Diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis: Technical Aspects, Clinical Ramifications, and Understanding the Etiology of the Disease. Presented by Dr. E. Mark Haacke. ABSTRACT Magnetic Resonance Imaging has long been an important diagnostic tool for Multiple Sclerosis. Recent developments linking MS to venous malformations have highlighted the use of advanced techniques for imaging iron deposits and blood flow. We introduce here a number of new technical image acquisition and image processing concepts whose application may well extend into other diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Finally, the development and data mining of worldwide data in specific diseases will also be discussed. ABOUT THE AUTHOR E. Mark Haacke is a world renown MRI researcher at Wayne State University. He won the Gold Medal in Kyoto in 2004 for his work on Susceptibility Weighted Imaging and Education. He is the past president of two MRI societies and has just formed "The International Society for Neurovascular Disease". For the last 30 years, Dr. Haacke has focused on the physics and mathematics associated with the technical development of new imaging methods and their clinical applications.