Leeds & West Yorkshire 30 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-45011568 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A prisoner has denied murdering his "baby killer" cellmate to gain the respect of his fellow inmates.John Westland … [Read more...] about Prisoner denies ‘baby killer’ cell murder
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A revolutionary new stem cell treatment, which takes only a few hours, is being hailed as a potential benefit for the hundreds of thousands of people suffering heart failure. Can it really be that simple? Matthew Barbour investigates... Lying in a hospital bed, Denise Williams knew her time was almost up. Her heart was failing and she was being sent home to get her affairs in order. Even worse, as sole carer for her brain-damaged teenage son, Denise knew the outlook for both of their futures was looking dire. Depressed and desperate – and with her heart working at just 10-20% of its normal capacity – she was out of options. Then she saw an advert for medical trials for those suffering from heart failure. The very thought of being a guinea pig would be understandably terrifying but, figuring she had nothing to lose, Denise applied for the stem cell treatment at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. Just months after the pioneering treatment, using adult … [Read more...] about Revolutionary one-day stem cell treatment could save thousands of lives
Elderly people grow as many new brain cells as teenagers, according to a new study which counters previous theories that neurons stop developing after adolescence. Healthy men and women continue to produce new neurons throughout life, suggesting older people remain more cognitively and emotionally intact than previously believed, researchers found. For decades it was thought that adult brains were hard-wired and unable to form new cells. Read more Brain cell connections 'destroyed in early stages Alzheimer's disease' But a Columbia University study found older people continued to produce neurons in the hippocampus – a part of the brain important for memory, emotion and cognition – at a similar rate to young people. Researchers examined the brains of 28 previously healthy people who died suddenly between the age of 14 and 79. "We found that older people have similar ability to make thousands of hippocampal new neurons from progenitor cells as younger people do," said … [Read more...] about Elderly people grow as many new brain cells as young, study finds
WHEN Ashling Connell met the man who saved her life she found herself utterly lost for words. Now the 31-year-old from Headington is encouraging others to sign up to become stem cell donors and help give the ultimate gift. She received a stem cell transplant in 2012, shortly after being diagnosed with late-stage blood cancer, known as acute myeloid leukaemia. She was just 25 when she was diagnosed and doctors told her that 95 per cent of her cells were cancerous and it was vital they found a donor match to give her the best chance of survival. After an extensive search, blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan was able to a match – an anonymous 26-year-old from Germany. Ms Connell, who works in HR, said: “I first decided I wanted to make contact with him the day I found out I had a donor. “My medical team actually really struggled to find me a match as I have an unusual tissue type, due to mixed heritage in my family generations back. “One day I was … [Read more...] about Oxford woman’s emotional journey to meet the man who saved her life
Some investors are betting governments around the world will find a way to start taxing meat production as they aim to improve public health and hit emissions targets set in the Paris Climate Agreement. Socially-focused investors are starting to push companies to diversify into plant protein. Meat could encounter the same fate as tobacco, carbon and sugar, which are currently taxed in 180, 60 and 25 jurisdictions around the world respectively, according to a report from investor group the FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return) Initiative. Mimicking the levy on sugar and alcohol would help to limit the impact of soaring global consumption, which has been linked to damage to the environment and human health. Loading article content In Germany there were calls last year from the country's federal environment agency to raise the tax on animal products from 7 per cent to 19 per cent. That would have hit everyday products such as sausages, eggs and cheese, significantly … [Read more...] about Calls for a tax on meat. Does farming correspondent Rog Wood agree?