As someone who suffers from Type I diabetes and has to take insulin I am always on the lookout for new ways of treating this condition.
This case report involves an allogeneic transplant (see explanation below) of Beta islet cells into the omentum of a 43 year old woman.
In essence this is like creating an artificial pancreas to replace the woman's original (non-functioning pancreas).
It appears that in this case the transplant was successful and the woman was able to discontinue insulin after 17 days.
Normal insulin function was maintained in this case for 12 months and the patient did not suffer from any hypoglycaemic episodes (the main risk from taking insulin).
It appears that this report involves a
There are many reasons why people resort to drugs. Some of them are
They think drugs are a solution. But eventually, the drugs become the problem.
Young people have a lot of energy in them which sometimes cloud their judgement. They think they can control themselves
Drugs are medicines which when taken in a large amount can produce adverse effects.
There are various types of drugs action mechanisms. Briefly, they can be classified as:
Imagine you could carry specific data everywhere - it would always be with you, it would be within you!
What sounds very much like a science fiction movie plot is actually real life:
Their goal is to have a storage system based on DNA working inside a data center until the end of this decade.
The aim is to have a “proto-commercial system in three years storing some amount of data on DNA in one of our data centers, for at least a boutique application" said Doug Carmean at Microsoft research.
After the proto-commercial in 3 years, a fully operational model should be completed within about 10 years from now - at least that's the goal.
The reason is that shrinking the s
Hi friends! Today I want to share my original farm-to-fork recipe. Part of having a farm and growing my own food involves having a lot of fresh veggies to cook with. My favorite dishes to make are when I go out to my veggie beds, pick whatever is ready, head back into the kitchen, and figure out what to do with the ingredients on hand. It becomes an art form, creating different combinations and melding flavors! Personally, the act of regenerative farming is a way for me to heal the soil, and the act of cooking is a way for me to heal my body, and I think combined they have the capacity to heal community and relationships.
I am also passionate about creating farm to fork recipes to share with the wider community. I did not know how to cook for myself until a few years ago, and an astonishing amount of my friends still do not know how to. This is a problem, because no matter how well I grow organic beets and fennel, if my community members
From my recent self-mastery post you’ll know that I’ve rekindled a life-long dream of accessing my super-powers and thus have a renewed vision and passion for self-mastery.
There are several kinds of posts I will be writing about my superpower journey but I keep feeling that I need to acknowledge something about how I arrived here and why not earlier in my life. Maybe it’s just for me, but because of my commitment to go beyond my usual comfort zone here on Steemit, I’m going to take the risk of sharing this regardless.
Ever since I was very young, most days of my life contained some focus on consciously “improving” myself. I began in 5th grade and by age 14 I was practicing yoga daily. Over the years I expanded the yoga and added study and practice of Ayurveda, meditation, therapy, group therapy, Reiki, Tantra and Core Sh
During the first month of my hospitalisation I had the biggest smile in the face of a disaster. I was unnerved by the accident and kept a positive outlook towards recovering fully. But, watching that scene in the movie, and being unable to move my fingers normally caused my strength to quickly fade away.
However, the loss of motor control wasn’t the only cause for my fear. I was afraid that this injury occurred at a very critical time in my life-when I was experiencing several positive changes. In that brief moment it seemed as if the accident was a massive, i
*I don't suffer from HPV. I suffer from Gardasil.*
If you are not one of my very old readers you might not know that I suffer from a panic attack disorder and have ever since before I was in highschool. I used to not be able to stay in a classroom for more than 10 minutes or else I would go into a full blown panic attack because I felt trapped. If you have never had a panic attack before, let me tell you it is one of the worst things you can experience in a public situation. For me I would get extremely hot, feel like I was going to throw up, start sweating perfusely and usually have to run to the bathroom.
Over time this has spread into more and more phobias, most notably a fear of losing control of my body. Because of this I use no substances that would make me feel out of control or “weird” like alcohol, marijuana or even caffeine. I take medication prescribed from a doctor and have for going on eight years but they mostly just numb my feelings. They have worked in what t
Aloha! I'd like to take you on a quick tour of Koko Crater Stair. It's located at Kokohead District park, on the opposite side of Haunama Bay. On the south side of Oahu. Some might familiar the island with Waikiki or Honolulu. The hike is along an old railroad -type track going up to the crater rim. The assumption is that the track has 1200 rail steps from top to bottom. Personally, I've never counted it, myself. And it is pretty darn steep.
I find it very challenging if I don't go very slow, take it one step at a time., just to catch my breath. Not only is it steep, it can get very warm. I always carry a camelpak with two liter of water; no exception.
Aside from the steepness and the heat, the halfway point present challenges for some people who are afraid of heights. It has about a 15 feet drop and th
For me this has been constant burning and pain. EXTREME urgency and frequency 24/7. I usually wake up at least 8 times at night to pee and pee even more during the day. I can't just wear diapers like many people suggest because not only is my urine incredibly acidic which wouldn't be good to sit in when I have issues down there but also I sometimes am in horrid
People underestimate this so much!
No, I'm not referring to the acne creams and crap.
According to Google: Creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened.
Most people these days are so indecisive that they don't want to make decisions. They'd rather just be bossed around.
They want to work a job and be told what to do all day. By having that mindset, and being continuously
managed. We fail to have a real impact, Or influence on anything. Instead, you are just doing the grunt work of other people's ideas. We often bury ourselves so deep that we realize what we have done at the last second. We then try to make the change. This is not being proactive When we could have prevented the issue in the first place.
Many people are so influenced by their peers and social media they ge
"Pills are the solution!"; that is a quick resolution that may come to mind once will fall ill! In some cases, even the slightest headache and we already looking to pop a pill in our mouths for a quick snap out of it but looking at it, don't you think our bodies have the in-built mechanism to tackle a headache?
Well, there are many unseen ailments that the body has handled on its own, unknown to us! Pills may not always be the only solution to an ailment.
Today I am going to try something different. I am going to write an extremely brief post about a cool topic, no long detailed background section (that will be reserved for my weekend posts), no extensive data discussion, no detailed breakdown. This is a brief report!
The authors were doing some experimentation to try to tackle sterility. There are a lot of reasons why someone can become sterile: you could be born that way, or perhaps had cancer and received chemo therapy or radiation therapy. What if we could use stem cells to allow people who are sterile, to re-gain their reproductive abilities? Wouldn't that be amazin
Iodine is an essential nutrient; the body does not make iodine, so you have to consume it. However, the modern food supply is no longer a reliable source of iodine, and 95% of Americans are deficient in it! This leaves the organism susceptible to the detrimental effects from exposure to harmful elements.
Because we live in an increasingly toxic world, iodine supplementation is especially crucial. Pharmaceuticals, food, water, and air contain high levels of heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic, and the halogens chlorine, fluorine, and bromine.