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How Mice and Zebrafish Are Unlocking Clues to Repairing Damaged Hearts

How Mice and Zebrafish Are Unlocking Clues to Repairing Damaged Hearts
By Richa VermaUnexpected that unassuming mice and zebrafish can help repair damaged hearts, a new study has revealed.The zebrafish has the ability to stitch its severed spine again and the mouse has a substance surrounding its hearts that can patch up the injured or broken heart.The researchers injected the extracellular matrix of the zebrafish into the damaged cardiac tissue of a mouse. The Zebrafish cellular matrix enhanced the cell replication, tissue regeneration and also improved the functioning of the heart in the mouse. The research reveals that proteins play a very important role in this transformation.The power to heal quickly is seen only in super humans and is referred to as a super ability. Humans cannot re-grow their limbs like starfish. But children who lose their fingertips provided the nail is still safe have found that their tips can re-grow again. With age this ability gets turned off. The study al…

A New Hope to Make the World Cancer-Free With UC Irvine

A New Hope to Make the World Cancer-Free With UC Irvine
By Richa Verma Whenever anyone suffers from cancer, chemotherapy is the most well-known option that they receive from the doctors. This is true that taking chemotherapy can save or extend the life of a cancer patient, but taking chemotherapy is just like destroying an ant hill with an atom-bomb. The chemotherapy drugs not only divide the cancer cell but they take part in healthy cell division, which can badly affect the hair and the bone marrow of the cancer patient.Nowadays, to avoid the side effects of chemotherapy, many institutions and companies are focusing to develop more effective anti-cancer therapies with fewer side-effects. Recently, the UC Irvine team has engineered a stem cell-based method that can destroy breast cancer cells by metastasizing them in the lungs in the most effective way possible. This method was experimented with a mouse and the cancer cell was successfully metastasized in the lungs.How extracellular ma…

Law Enforcement Officers Can Be Helped By Chiropractic Care

Law Enforcement Officers Can Be Helped By Chiropractic Care
By James Schofield Law enforcement officers are a uniquely positioned profession in many ways. We all know that they are exposed to many risk factors. But few of us are aware that police officers tend to have an increased risk of lower back pain. This article will discuss the prevalence, cause and management of lower back pain of law first responders.A recent study in the February 2017 edition of the Spine research journal looked at lower back pain in members of the profession of policing. Questionnaires completed by 3589 law enforcement officers revealed that almost 70% reported lower back pain symptoms in the last 12 months. Almost 97% of them felt the presence of their lower back pain was partially or totally linked to their work in the police force. Nearly 30% of the respondents lived with chronic lower back pain. These officers were more likely to report a reduction of work activities and lost workdays in the past year du…