Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain – The Telegraph

The brain and arteries at base of the brain. C...

The brain and arteries at base of the brain. Circle of Willis is formed near center. The temporal pole of the cerebrum and a portion of the cerebellar hemisphere have been removed on the right side. Inferior aspect (viewed from below). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Telegraph reports on ground breaking research where 18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of their brain have made a ‘remarkable’ recovery.

Source: Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain

This is very exciting research and potentially stem cell treatment could reverse degenerative diseases of the brain as well as strokes.

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Aspirin can protect against cancer – and treat it, according to new research | Features | Lifestyle | The Independent

According to this must-read article from the Independent, if any medicine can lay claim to the title “miracle drug”, it is surely aspirin. This article takes a look at the latest research that aspirin can protect against and help with cancer.

Source: Aspirin can protect against cancer – and treat it, according to new research | Features | Lifestyle | The Independent

The evidence is compelling but there is one open question. Should middle-aged people be taking aspirin as a deterrent?

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