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Oct 15, 2014 4:26 PM

Stem cells show promise in improving sight

Preliminary research suggests the use of embryonic stem cells may improve sight in patients with degenerative vision loss. Scientists at UCLA transformed embryonic stem cells into pigmented retinal cells, which were implanted into one eye of 18 patients. Eight of the 18 eyes that underwent the procedure had significantly... Read Story

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Oct 13, 2014 4:16 PM

Alzheimer's researchers grow human brain cells

New Alzheimer's research could advance prevention and treatment of the disease. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital were able to replicate human brain cells in a petri dish that grew the plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer's disease. This means they can watch how Alzheimer's progresses in humans instead of... Read Story

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Oct 10, 2014 2:42 PM

Local hospitals offer free mammograms

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two local hospitals are offering free mammograms. Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is holding a mammogram clinic on Saturday, October 11. You must call ahead to the Arroyo Grande CAPSLO Health and Prevention Clinic at (805) 489-4026 to schedule an exam. French... Read Story

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Oct 10, 2014 2:28 PM

Pneumococcal vaccine found to be effective

New research finds the pneumococcal vaccine, used to prevent illness and death in young children, is also reducing serious antibiotic-resistant infections. Since the vaccine was introduced four years ago, invasive antibiotic-resistant infections, like pneumonia and meningitis, have dropped by 62% in children under five. In fact, the vaccine has... Read Story