Stem-cell therapies are being used by the beauty industry to combat aging – but is that safe?

 by: Michelle Simmons (Natural News) Scientists believe that stem cells will be able to cure diseases like diabetes in the future, but have warned against using the cells for beauty therapies. Stem cells can be harmful when injected into the skin for mere cosmetic reasons because they can convert themselves into rogue or even cancerous cells. Scientistswho work in accredited U.K. medical research institutions follow guidelines implemented by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) to guarantee that their experiments are approved as safe and ethical, and that their progress and results are tracked. However, investigations have revealed that various private clinics in London inject human stem cells as … Continue reading Stem-cell therapies are being used by the beauty industry to combat aging – but is that safe?

The quantified heart

A woman consults her mobile phone at Krasnaya Presnya Depot on Line 5 of the Moscow Underground. Photo by Sergei Bobylev/TASS/Getty Artificial intelligence promises ever more control over the highs and lows of our emotions. Uneasy? Perhaps you should be by Polina Aronson is a sociologist and the debate editor of openDemocracy Russia. She was born in St Petersburg and lives in Berlin, and is working on a book about perceptions of love in Russia and in the West. by Judith Duportail is a freelance journalist who writes about love, freedom and how technology affects them. Her work has appeared in The Guardian and Slate, among … Continue reading The quantified heart

WHY YOU ‘REALLY ARE AS OLD AS YOU FEEL’

Posted by Soren Dreier Author: BBC Imagine, for a moment, that you had no birth certificate and your age was simply based on the way you feel inside. How old would you say you are? Like your height or shoe size, the number of years that have passed since you first entered the world is an unchangeable fact. But everyday experience suggests that we often don’t experience ageing the same way, with many people feeling older or younger than they really are. Scientists are increasingly interested in this quality. They are finding that your ‘subjective age’ may be essential for understanding the … Continue reading WHY YOU ‘REALLY ARE AS OLD AS YOU FEEL’