Showing posts from October, 2011

Artificial blood could soon become usable

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland are workin on a type of artificial blood that will be ready for human tests in two or three years. The artificial blood is created from divisible stem cells harvested from adult bone marrow. The fresh created blood will be O Negative and could be used for 98% of patients.

Basically, blood is a liquid material that carries oxygen and other nutrients through the veins and arteries. Every day people are injured or develop problems that requires surgery. This means blood loss requires transfusion of fresh blood from various donors. In some cases this could be a problem because the blood type could be hard to find, especially in underdeveloped countries. In addition, there are external risks of blood infections such as HIV, hepatitis, etc.

The team from Edinburgh, led by Professor Marc Turner, is cultivating stem cells from bone marrow in a material very similar to red blood cells. They believe that the mechanism is refined and will be r…

How to prolong your life

I'm sure everyone heard about foods that are not good for your health: pork, fats, junk food, etc. But what should we eat and how should we treat our body in order to live longer?

If you want to have a healthier and longer life then you should eat natural food. Stop buying from your local drugstore pills stuffed with  large complex of vitamins. Nutritionists advise you to try a cheaper and safer option. Why pay for pills when you can pay for the real deal?

"We know that fruit and vegetable diet is healthy, that prevents many diseases and reduces costs for maintaining health. Unfortunately, nobody knows exactly how each component of this regime affects the longevity of life" said Dr. Hubert Warner, who runs an aging program research. This does not mean it won't affect it. Almost every study available shows that fruit and vegetable is the simplest way to keep your body in shape.

Another study shows that chocolate and wine are the secret of a long healthy life. Sounds …