Maybe some day we will run our cars on mussel power....
Natural metals are proving very effective identifiers of diseased tissue and are even used as treatment carriers in today's nanotherapies. These compounds are known as theranostic agents because of their ability to both diagnose and deliver treatment to a tumor or other diseased site. Two Virginia universities have recently published the results of their theranostic discovery and its use for brain cancer treatment on animal models.
Voluntary euthanasia is legal in Japan and surveys have shown that the majority of Japanese people support it, especially in terminal cases. But the focus and originality of assistive treatments and therapy available for aged cats and dogs in Japan suggest that Japanese pet owners do not readily accept euthanasia for their furry family members.
For centuries, a truly 'magic' mushroom has been used in China and Japan to cure or assist the cure of cancers! This magic mushroom is the Trametes versicolor (or Coriolus versicolor) commonly known as the turkey tail mushroom because of its layered, feathered appearance. Finally, in 2011, traditional western medicine has learned about the extract from this beautiful mushroom and observed it stop the development of prostate cancer in mice.
Researchers from King's College London and Oxford University have identified a gene that they call a master switch because it controls other genes found in body fat. The master switch... just call it KLF14.