Regenerative Medicine: Research will help animals and humans

Regenerative Medicine: Research will help animals and humans

Researchers at Virginia Tech are developing a type of regenerative medicine using stem cells to heal horses and dogs. Their focus has been in engineering stronger ligaments that are less likely to be susceptible to injuries. When horses suffer leg injuries, especially involving torn ligaments or tendons, they are usually career-ending. Being able to heal […]

Depression: Blue Lights May Help

Depression: Blue Lights May Help

A biologist at MIT has demonstrated that chronic stress caused by depression can be cured by tricking the brain into remembering a happy memory. Using mice, researchers coded cells that store happy memories to respond when exposed to a blue light. Mice that had undergone chronic stress snapped out of their depression following exposure to […]

Amputation: Not bad for jellyfish

Amputation: Not bad for jellyfish

Animal research on jellyfish is broadening scientists’ understanding of tissue reorganization. When moon jellyfish lose a limb, their bodies are able to reorganize to maintain their body symmetry. Losing tentacles is not a catastrophic event for the jellyfish, and researchers would like to understand why. This could lead to huge advancements in the medical field […]

TBI: Distinct Differences in Soldiers

TBI: Distinct Differences in Soldiers

The unseen damage that is caused by war is wreaking havoc on our veterans.  Between the astronomical rate of suicide and the PTSD that is rampant within the military community, there is a growing need for research to determine useful treatments for these heroes that have volunteered to protect our country. Dr. Vassilis Koliatsos, the […]

PTSD: Treatment Option Seems Successful

PTSD: Treatment Option Seems Successful

Former Army staff sergeant Jonathan Warren claims that he is symptom free. Joseph Hummel says he was able to sleep normally for the first time in years after his first treatment in March and awoke a far calmer man. According to more than 100 vets that have been through treatment since offering it in 2013 […]