Nanotech to the rescue

Lachlan Cornell In 2013, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) published an article highlighting the potential benefits nanotechnology could have on people with diabetes. You can view that article here. The idea was that the nanoparticles inside the body would be able to detect glucose levels and respond by releasing the appropriate amount of insulin. This removes the need for Type 1 diabetics to prick their fingers – drawing blood –

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Sea snail compound reduces cancer risk

The remarkable ability of a small Australian sea snail to produce a colourful purple compound to protect its eggs is proving even more remarkable for its potential in a new anti-cancer pharmaceutical. Researchers at Flinders University, Southern Cross University and Monash University in Australia have isolated one compound in the gland secretions from the Australian white rock sea snail (Dicathasis orbita) which has not only antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities but

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Sally McCutcheon, Naturopath & Remedial Massage

Byron Bay Sally specialises in conditions that benefit from complementary care in conjunction with orthodox medicine such as: SIBO Endometriosis Adjunctive Cancer Care Sally joined the team at Be Salon & Spa a year ago and is excited to share her knowledge and passion for natural medicine. She graduated with a Bachelor of Naturopathy from Southern Cross University in 2002 and is sought after for both remedial massage and her

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Breath testing for cancer

While there have been rumours of dogs and bees being able to detect cancers from the smell of peoples breath and urine for many years, a clinical trial using a breath test for cancer is being launched, but it doesn’t involve any animals. The trail will analyse molecules that could indicate the presence of cancer at an early stage. This is the first test of its kind to investigate multiple

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