Alzheimer’s disease is running rampant throughout the modern world now, but even with pharmaceutical companies spending billions on drugs to ‘cure’ it, they have failed miserably. While the use of coconut oil for Alzheimer’s disease is proving beyond beneficial, the answer to really treating this disease may lie in the pineal gland and the decalcification of one of the most important elements of the endocrine system.
For the past few decades, research into treating Alzheimer’s disease has been relegated to an assumption: that it is caused by the lack of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. In fact, most pharmaceuticals made to treat Alzheimer’s patients are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (drugs that inhibit the enzyme that breaks this neurotransmitter down.)
Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/alzheimers-disease-linked-pineal-gland-calcification-fluoride/#ixzz3H6jjg2ly
Alzheimer’s Linked to Pineal Gland Calcification from Fluoride : Natural Society.
There could be a way of predicting — and preventing — which children will go on to have low intelligence, according to the findings of a study researchers at Cardiff University presented on Monday.
They discovered that children with two copies of a common gene (Thr92Ala), together with low levels of thyroid hormone are four times more likely to have a low IQ. This combination occurs in about 4% of the UK population.
Importantly, if you had just one of these factors, but not both, there did not appear to be an increased risk of low intelligence. These are early results, but suggest that it might be possible to treat children early with thyroid hormone supplementation to enhance their intelligence. This raises many ethical issues.
Read more: http://theconversation.com/genetic-screening-to-enhance-iq-should-be-embraced-24741#ixzz3H6JAb2Jk
Why We Should Embrace Genetic Screening To Enhance IQ – Business Insider.
We don’t traditionally think of flushing the toilet as an action that costs money. But actually the cost of a flush comes in at about 1 cent. Imagine if sequencing a genome was that easy and cheap? Soon, that could be a reality, according to a leading genome researcher. He predicts we will be sequencing genomes for pennies as soon as 2020.
And when genomes are that cheap to come by, the information they provide will completely revolutionize medicine as we know it.
You’ll be able to monitor your health, discover diseases like cancer before they became obvious, and profile your microbiome — all the microorganisms that call your body home. That will allow you to catch potential health problems much earlier than is possible right now and even before symptoms show.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/super-cheap-genome-sequencing-by-2020-2014-10#ixzz3H6Ho5dE6
Super-Cheap Genome Sequencing By 2020 – Business Insider.
Genetically engineered human beings could have IQs of 1000 or higher. At least that’s the theory from scientist Stephen Hsu.
Hsu is something of a scientific polymath, who has done work pertaining to quantum physics, dark energy, finance, and information security, as well as genomics and bioinformatics, or the application of computer science and statistics to biological data. He officially holds the title of Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies at Michigan State, where he is also a professor of Theoretical Physics.
He thinks that by tweaking our genomes we could make humans drastically smarter. Hsu makes his case in Nautilus — and the implications are as tantalizing as they are terrifying. He’s also published the theory in more detail at ArXiv, though it wasn’t peer-reviewed.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/superintelligent-humans-with-iq-of-1000-2014-10#ixzz3H6FSPSiI
Superintelligent Humans With IQ Of 1000 – Business Insider.
Cancer diagnostics and treatment options could be drastically improved with the creation of a ‘designer’ nanodevice being developed by researchers from the UK, Italy, the US and Argentina.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-10-nanodevice-treatment-options-cancer.html#jCp
‘Designer’ nanodevice could improve treatment options for cancer sufferers.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have used graphene—a two-dimensional form of carbon only one atom thick—to fabricate a new type of microelectrode that solves a major problem for investigators looking to understand the intricate circuitry of the brain.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-10-see-through-one-atom-thick-carbon-electrodes-powerful.html#jCp
See-through, one-atom-thick, carbon electrodes powerful tool to study brain disorders.
A pill which boosts the body’s natural defences could help fight off all cancers and stop them ever returning, scientists believe.
‘Delta-inhibitors’ were already known to help leukaemia patients, but researchers were amazed to find they also work on a whole range of other cancers.
The drugs, which are taken orally as a pill, were so successful in leukaemia trials that the control group, who were taking placebos, were immediately switched to the medication on ethical grounds.
Now, scientists at UCL and the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, have discovered that the same ‘delta inhibitors’ are also effective against lung, pancreatic, skin and breast cancers, and probably many more.
Cancer suppresses the immune system by producing an enzyme called ‘p100delta’ which tells it to power down, making it difficult for the body to fight the disease. The drugs ‘inhibit’ that enzyme, allowing the immune system to attack tumour cells.
Cancer pill fights disease and gives lifelong protection – Telegraph.