All news show on research with stem cells, new technologies, genetic advances, and bad science too

KUSP's Ask Doctor Dawn show

Summary: New medical devices in the news, from bionic eyes to glucose sensors to detecting proteins to diagnose depression; Interviews with 2 companies at the Health 2.0 conference on new technologies in managing health care data; New research about Human Papillomavirus and the connection to head and neck cancers; Antioxidants can cause DNA damage, but preferentially in cancer cells; New agents to reduce the weight loss associated with cancer and chemotherapy; New study shows reduction in breast cancer when taking estrogen, contrary to the Women's Health Initiative reports years ago; Epigenetic modifications in blood vessel walls helps explain preeclamsia; Drug screening can now be done using stem cells with specific genetic defects; Bone marrow from an organ donor injected into an organ recipient reduces rejection of the transplanted organ; Brain research supports basis for aromatherapy; New techniques for consumer genome analysis are still in the early stages for practical medical applications; Mutations in mitochondrial DNA are linked to deafness; Human DNA is found in the DNA of the Gonorrhea bacteria; Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise — research shows that the Mediterranean diet can help; Abdominal fat is associated with lower growth hormone, lower bone density and osteoporosis; Poor research review: Selection bias explains claims that total hip replacement reduces rate or mortality; Generic biologicals, such as monoclonal antibodies, are approved by the FDA