Superfoods can make cancer MORE likely, says pioneer of DNA study

Superfoods can make cancer MORE likely, says pioneer of DNA study It is widely believed that superfoods like blueberries and broccoli help fight cancer by defending against oxygen molecules called free radicalsDr James Watson has now said such free radicals may be key to preventing and treating cancerThe 84-year-old Nobel laureate has said antioxidants 'may have caused more cancers than they have prevented' By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 00:03 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 9 January 2013 Fashionable anti-cancer superfoods and supplements do not prevent the disease and may even cause it, according to a scientist who helped discover the structure of DNA.

Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers new hope for diseased eyes

Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers hope for diseased eyes Non-invasive Oraya therapy inhibits blood vessel growth – reducing inflammation and scarring of the eye | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 22 December 2012 A revolutionary new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) has had its global launch in the UK.

The pacemaker implanted in the brain that can prevent Alzheimer"s patients losing their memory

The 'pacemaker' implanted in the brain to prevent Alzheimer's patients losing their memory Device already used in people with Parkinson’s disease as possible means reversing cognitive declineEarly trials show the device appears to keep brain neurons activeHigh hopes will be viable alternative to drug treatments By Chris Murphy PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 5 December 2012 | UPDATED: 17:54 GMT, 5 December 2012 A ‘pacemaker’ has been implanted in to the brain of an Alzheimer's patient in a bid to reduce memory loss.

Skin cells from heart attack victims turned into healthy heart muscle tissue for the first time

Skin cells from heart attack victims turned into healthy heart muscle tissue for the first time | UPDATED: 23:00 GMT, 22 May 2012 Professor Lior Gepstein has created healthy young cells from skin cells taken from elderly patients with heart failure Heart attack patients could one day have their organ repaired using their own skin cells, say scientists.

Widely-prescribed statins may help to fight Alzheimer’s if they’re given in early stages

Widely prescribed statins may help to fight Alzheimer’s if they’re given in early stages.A widely prescribed statin could help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease if it is given at an early stage, researchers suggest.